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I just like playing with them

Saturday I sat down with my little bowl of buttons, and began to organize them by color and pattern.  There is something strangely appealing about this activity for me.  Seriously, I could probably re-arrange and re-organize them all day long and not get bored. But then, I’m weird that way. I had them out so […]

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Riot of color in a snow-covered yard

As promised, I updated the shop this morning… My toasty ears can attest to the coziness and warmth of these hats.  (And my frozen toes can attest to my dedication in photographing the hats in their natural, snow-covered environment.) See how they brighten up a gloomy-looking day?  It’s that beautiful, vibrant, and soft wool from […]

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She of the warm neck

I finished my little neckwarmer project.  And, wow, was it ever a quick knit!  I nearly completed the whole thing while watching TV last night.  I should really call this my “Stargate Atlantis Series Finale Scarf” but I think I’ll stick to the simpler “Malabrigo Neckwarmer.” The Details Pattern: Cashmere Neckwarmer by Kim (on Ravelry) […]

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Coming unraveled

Everybody knows I needed another social network in my life, so it shouldn’t come as a suprise that I went and joined Ravelry this week.  For the non-yarn-afflicted out there, Ravelry is kind of like Big Database of Yarns, Patterns, and Finished Projects meets Flickr. Members share images of their yarn stash, their works in […]

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Button extravaganza

Thank you for all of the nice comments on the projects I’ve posted about recently! I’ve wanted to reply to them all, but I’ve hardly been online today. I spent much of my time buried under buttons. Making buttons, baking buttons, drilling holes in buttons… Arranging buttons prettily in Lenox bowls. You know, important stuff. […]

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Press this button

Oooh, what a lovely day it has been today! I haven’t spent a whole lot of time on the computer, but what I have spent, has been very good for the ego – holy cow, people! Those buttons I showed weren’t even finished yet, and I’ve gotten so many complements here, and on flickr, and […]

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One thing leads to another

I got this new book the other day – The Pillow Book by Shannon Okey – with the idea of making throw pillows for my bedroom. I’ve flipped through it a few times before, but today I actually decided I wanted to try one of the projects. This button-enclosed pillow would be cool with some […]

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Going bowling

One of my oldest friends is having a birthday party for her 6-year-old at the bowling alley tomorrow, and of course the first thing I thought was “I have a skirt for that!” I  made my skirt back in August, but I haven’t actually been bowling in many many years.  I even made a couple […]

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Goodies up for grabs

Or, for sale, anyway… On Etsy, I’ve got three new items, meant to coordinate with particular fabric (as all of my Etsy items are). Of course, if you like the colors, you can use them in whatever context you wish. Meet Flea Market Fancy Striped Decorative Button, Flea Market Fancy Triangles Decorative Button, and Flea […]

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Scarves and Buttons

I’m making scarves for the boys.  They’re going to be the two columns on the left, made to match their blue and orange vests.  The other three will go in my etsy shop. I had to make coordinating buttons, of course… Here’s another series of scarves I’ll be working on.  The one on the left […]

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