Monthly Archives: May 2006

adding to the collection

I guess I can say that I am definitely hooked on the Machiko Kayaki sewing books. Her stuff is really cute but not too crazy. The latest book I got is called Home Couture: My Standard. I want to make … Continue reading

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fun in the rain

Whew, I haven’t posted in several days, but Carolyn came to visit for the weekend, and we were too busy running around in the downpours to blog! We visited Alicia at her darling store Ella Posie, where we purchased some … Continue reading

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now you can take 5, too

Hey you candy freaks out there! It’s a good time to be a candy fiend, what with all the limited edition sweet treats that are currently available. These are Snickers Peanut Caramel Chews plus some Skittles with limited edition lemon … Continue reading

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So our basic task for Backtack 3 was to make a softie. I made the pointy kitty, a free pattern from the softie queen herself–Wee Wonderfuls. Well, I had never made a softie before, and I’m afraid it shows. The … Continue reading

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crafts in the family

I was digging through my mother’s button box yesterday when I made a discovery–the button box originally belonged to my grandmother (i.e., my father’s mother). At the top of the box are the buttons and snaps on cardboard backings. Through … Continue reading

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backtack party!

Saturday was a pretty big day around here: the concrete pour for our driveway was completed, the backtack party took place, and Peter was a chaperone for the PROM! You’re probably most curious about the party, since it was a … Continue reading

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backtack snacks

Saturday I’m hosting a party/open house for local participants of Back-tack 3 (Back-tack is essentially a crafty swap). I am looking forward to it, but the last time I had an open house? I baked for a week, and on … Continue reading

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take 20

So I haven’t blogged about candy in a while. Candyswappers is still happening, and I’m in the midst of sending out all the swap partner info now. I got all confused by my database, so my brother took pity on … Continue reading

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sailing skirt

Okay, can you believe I finished sewing my skirt? Am I on a roll now, or will I not make anything for another few months as a result of exhausting myself? The fabric is from the Heather Ross “Lightning Bugs” … Continue reading

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you say porcupine, I say hedgehog

Following the dearth of crafting over the weekend, I kind of lost my mind and decided I just really needed to make SOMETHING. I’m currently working on a skirt (though I’m afraid it’s going to be a little snug around … Continue reading

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