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TWiP: Spring Green

This Week in Pictures (TWiP) at Polka Dot Cottage

I noticed nature more than usual this week. That’s probably because everything is my favorite green right now. I love it!

I feel like I’ve packed a lot into this week, much of it undocumented here. For example, I haven’t shown you the upheaval in my dining room as I re-arrange a bunch of knicknacks. There’s nothing photogenic about that, believe me.

I’ve been working on a new crochet project which is actually finished, aside from weaving in ends and blocking. I will save the show-and-tell for next week. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that blocking does it a world of good because, frankly, it looks pretty terrible on me right now. It’s not at all the carefree beach tank I had in mind. Yet. There’s still hope.

I know I just put the polymer clay away less than a month ago, but I’ve been thinking of things I want (stud earrings, a new size G crochet hook…) and wishing I had my work table set up so I could crank them out. I do love having my dining room free from the art supplies, but at the same time, it’s hard to ignore the calling of the clay. Not sure what I’m going to do about that.

In terms of this week’s photos, you’ll probably notice I opted for convenience over fancy equipment several times this week. I consider my 365 project to be something I do with my DSLR, but I ended up just using my phone a lot instead.

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

Itโ€™s a roundup of the photos I shot with my DSLR* for Project 365 (one image each day for all of 2016), plus some phone* snapshots I posted on Instagram during the previous week.

*unless otherwise noted

Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…


Instagram: I just love Spring Saturday mornings, breakfast in bed with the window open, quiet music playing, project on the hook… The only thing that could make this better would be to replace my breakfast bar with a crumb bun or a chocolate glazed donut 🍩;)

365: 2016 114/366 – It’s so nice to see everything greening up around here. I love the yellowish green of new leaves, especially when it’s up against a bright blue sky.


365: 2016 115/366 – Some weekends I have to work, and on those particular weekends, it is sometimes impossible to concentrate without leaving the house for a little while. Today my mobile office was powered by an iced coffee with soy milk. [Taken at Starbucks with my phone]

Instagram: So, this @angrytearoom maple tea is everything I hoped it would be when I bought it. Delicious! 🍵


Instagram: Good morning! I’m giving away this mandala and 2 coasters โค Click here. Also at the same link, I show you how to make one of these mandalas yourself. Happy Monday ๐Ÿ™‚

365: 2016 116/366 – That’s a lot of dandelions… [Taken with my phone]

Instagram: Hello again 💟. I neglected to mention the alternate prize in my giveaway: a printed copy of the new #pdcmodfloralmandala pattern and your choice of any #handcrafted #crochethook in my shop. This means there’s a prize for the crocheters and a prize for the non-crocheters alike. Winners’ choice! Click here to enter ๐Ÿ™‚


Instagram: I have a job interview today – my first one since I was a senior in college. I’m wearing all store bought jewelry and clothes, because there will be plenty of time for my artistic side to peek through *after* my credentials land me a stable gig 😄 Wish me luck!

365: 2016 117/366 – I’m here a few minutes early for my interview. [Taken with my phone]


365: 2016 118/366 – I may have jumped the gun with the beach quilt. It’s been chilly at night. Luckily, I have a nice lap quilt that I can put on top to help trap some warmth. [Taken with my phone]

Instagram: I think I can probably finish this #lightandlacytop tonight, assuming I don’t waste a lot of time sipping iced coffee and instagramming ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for your encouragement yesterday. I think the interview went well, but I can’t really tell. I’ll find out soon enough!


Instagram: I usually do a load of laundry right after lunch, but I don’t feel like it today. Maybe I’ll sit on the floor and work on a couple of #pdcfamilyroomsquircleghan squares instead ๐Ÿ˜‰

365: 2016 119/366 – Starbucks accidentally made us an extra cotton candy frappuccino this afternoon, so I stuck it in the freezer. At supper time, I divided it between two little mason jars and gave one to each of the boys with their chicken and corn bread. Naturally, I paused supper prep for a photo shoot, because really, how cute are these??


365: 2016 120/366 – There’s been an exciting development on my favorite peony plant: I see three flowers forming. Three! The most I’ve seen in past years is two, and *usually* there’s only one. But this year we have three! Yay!

Thanks for taking a peek at this week’s photos! If you want to see this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Flickrย and/or Instagram.

I may already have plans to blog about some of these things in greater detail over the coming week, but be sure to leave a comment if there’s something in particular you want to know about!


This Week in Pictures

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2 thoughts on “TWiP: Spring Green

  1. Everything looks so pretty!! I love to see what you are working on. I hope all goes well with your beach top…blocking can be a magical thing,,,its weird to me, but it almost always makes things right:)

    1. I hope so because it is truly terrible right now, LOL!

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