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We have a birthday in the house today.  A sweet little boy who was born at 5:52 pm, February 26th, 2000.  Our Millennium Baby. Nine years go by so quickly.  It seems like just yesterday we brought him home from the hospital. Just yesterday we were bleary-eyed from rocking a colicky baby to sleep two […]

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Bribery will get you everywhere

Once upon a time (or, more specifically, just over a year ago) I made a deal with myself.  I knew I needed to lose 25lbs, and I thought maybe an incentive system would push me to reach my goal.  Hey, it works with the kids, right?  Why not me?  So I decided that for every […]

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The girliest thing I’ve ever made

In terms of children to make things for, I’m surrounded by boys.  Sons, nephews.  But every once in a while, despite my general disdain for anything too pink or frilly, I get the urge to make something feminine.  Enter crafthope. The brainchild of Jade Sims, Craft Hope is a faith-based, love inspired project designed to […]

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My Poodle Costume

Or, How to Make an Ugly Vest in Four Easy Steps. This is my first knitted garment, and I knew within the first few rows of knitting that I wasn’t really going to like it much.  But I pressed on, because I wanted to learn the mechanics of vest-making, do a little experimenting, and use […]

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Yellow Week Two-fer

This is my task list for yesterday.  As I’m sure you know, I like to use an online service for managing my tasks, so why, you ask, was I rockin’ the old-fashioned legal pad yesterday?  It’s the same reason I am posting two days of Yellow Week at a time – my hard drive is […]

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Yellow Schmellow

Such a busy busy work day today!  As part of my 3-week-old “improve all of the neglected areas of my life” initiative, I’ve designated Wednesday as the day that I take care of all kinds of miscellaneous business tasks – essentially everything that isn’t packing & shipping.  Today it took hours longer than I expected.  […]

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They call me Mellow Yellow

More Yellow Week.  Did you know there’s a flickr group for this, too?  I didn’t think I cared much for yellow until I started seeing some of the striking photos people are taking. I bought myself flowers two Fridays ago and they’re still hanging in there.  Pretty impressive lifespan for a supermarket impulse buy. There […]

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Pancakes, books, and my philosophy of knitting

Yesterday was low-key,  which is just how I like it for Valentine’s Day.  It’s never been one of the “big” holidays for me, and I’d just as soon skip it, were it not for the little people around here.  You can’t really ignore holidays when kids are involved.  They seem to like having excuses to […]

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