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Summer shirt extravaganza

Earlier in the week I made that Simplicity 3835 I posted about in my Reasons to be Cheerful, and having 2/3 of a perfectly good vintage white sheet left, I got brave and tackled the pattern that has been languishing since I bought it a few months ago. Introducing my first attempt at Simplicity 4589. […]

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The kitchen’s a mess again

You see, there was this strawberry… And I couldn’t very well just leave it sitting there, looking at me, could I? Not when there was pectin in the cupboard and, next to that, a box of shiny new mason jar lids. I just had to give in to fate, tie on my trusty apron, and […]

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Don’t hate me because I’m prolific

Remember those “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful” ads? I remembered the phrase, but couldn’t for the life of me remember the product. (It was Pantene. Gotta love google.) It amuses me that advertisements can be so effective at getting into your brain that you’ll remember their taglines twenty years after the fact, but at […]

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Try not to panic

There’s been a terrible development in my kitchen. The box of Dr. Pepper? It’s empty. I peered inside, felt around with my hand, picked it up and shook it. Confirmed. We are all out of Dr. Pepper. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! I’m going to try to soldier on, and finish this post without my fizzy brown companion, but […]

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