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Hey, hey, we’re the Monkees

I was commissioned to make a pair of Mike Nesmith-inspired wool hats recently, after somebody saw the one I made for Aidan last year.  So here they are.  I like these a lot better than Aidan’s, actually, which was done on a loom, and totally improvised. I improvised these, too, but I’ve got more experience […]

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Custom-fit Mug Cozy

So I’ve been staring at the smiling Hershey Kiss on this garage sale travel mug for at least two years.  I’ve never liked it, and I often think about scribbling over it with a Sharpie. Today I decided to take action in a much more attractive way.  If you have your own straight-sided, handled cup […]

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Meandering thoughts

Boring Office Guy and I are quite the pair this week.  If you’ve been keeping up with our photo blog, you’ve probably seen the pharmaceuticals pop into both of our gratitude streams over the past few days.  I don’t like taking medicine for anything, if I can help it, but sometimes you just have to […]

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Saturday in the Park

Actually, it was Friday, but had I called this post “Friday in the Park,” I’d have missed the opportunity to get a catchy 70’s tune stuck in your head.  You’re welcome. So, my kids have been on a real video-making kick for the last few weeks.  It’s probably my fault for lending them my old […]

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Friday Photo Love: Picture Fall + a Month of Gratitude

Picture Fall ended on Sunday, so here are my last two shots: Day 30: Fantasyland Day 31: Thanksgiving And here’s the whole month.  Some of the prompts didn’t necessarily have anything specifically to do with fall, but grouped all together like this, I do think there’s an Autumnal feel to the images.  I enjoyed this […]

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Cozier

What was that I said about needing a bigger one? Gotta love those instant-gratification sewing projects. This Amy Butler cozy looks lovely on my new coffee press travel mug (which I totally love – who knew on-the-go coffee pressing would make me so happy?). I like that it covers up most of the writing on […]

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Cozy coffee

I’ve had the main out-of-print Bleeker Street fabric, the flannel lining, the quilt batting and the fancy button set aside for this little project since last December, but then Christmas came, and my focus was needed elsewhere, and well, you know how that goes.  I unearthed the little bundle of supplies again when I cleaned […]

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