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It's hot here. Like, 96°. It was hot yesterday too, so we went to Wahclella Falls and then had a great lunch at Bridgeside looking overlooking the river and the Bridge of the Gods. It was a lovely day and...

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A request was made for some Adventure Time charms so I made these (using a you tube tutorial) along with some lemon cakes in the back there. I need to display these. I haven't been up on adding charms to...

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I was on a dance-skirt-making jag a bit back and also a fabric painting jag and this is one of the results. The dance skirts in the stores now are all made from lycra, and not hemmed. Super easy. I...

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I fell down the rabbit hole a few weeks ago when I found myself on you tube looking at Z palettes. And then DIY Z palettes, and then videos of depotting single eye shadows (which I was told was a...

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We just got back from a store that has a lot of bulk candy. Like, a whole lot. (Winco.) I saw bulk sprinkles and had to get some. I posted this photo on instagram about 4 minutes ago and Erin...

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We revisited the French Revolution and a bit of Mozart this last month. We were inspired to do some craft projects having watched Marie Antoinette (2006), which we have seen many times. The costumes. The costumes. I love going through...

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We have a new member of the, Penelope, who was a rescue. She is really amazing. I have never know a chihuahua before—they are so cuddly. I know they can be a bit feisty, but she is just a sweetheart....

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I knitted a head warmer thingy with cables! This is very exciting. I messed up quite a bit but kept going anyway, realizing what I did wrong and not doing it again. I just turn that crazy part underneath when...

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I was looking around for a different craft and landed on these miniature books on you tube and had to make them. This is a tutorial that uses a PDF available for sale in her etsy shop, so it's not...

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Duke Ellington celebrates his 55th birthday at McElroy's in downtown Portland, Ore., in 1954. From the estate archive of Carl J. Henniger I'm working on a video documentary about my mom. I needed a new project, something I could really...

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I finally used my favorite linen I bought at Jospehne's Dry Goods last year. I planned to use a different pattern for it, but went back to this pattern I have made several dresses in (Simplicity 2615, out-of-print but these...

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Zip pouches made from the finished fabric. The fabric after it was sprayed. A stencil made by drawing with a glue gun on a silicon mat. Homemade spray paints. Another fabric piece. I was looking around the internet and found...

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I was working with polymer clay last night and made these trinket dishes out of scrap clay. We had quite a few balls of mashed clay, all sorts of colors, from our charm making. I wasn't quite sure what to...

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I made these cinnamon rolls the other week using no yeast but a biscuit dough. They were fine, they tasted good, but they weren't really cinnamon rolls to me. The texture is was so different. I I think I will...

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When we were in Hawaii I bought this little pouch in a Hawaiian print and was so taken with the pattern, I hoped to try it. Sadly, they didn't sell a pattern, just the finished pouch. When I got home...

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Months ago it was requested that I make a boned ballet bodice after Delia received a *practice tutu for Christmas. The tutu is just plain white and easy to pull on, no bodice attached, and I was game to see...

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After we got back from Hawaii I was able to confidently steek this sweater. Being away from it for a week gave me more strength, and after finding the perfect metal zipper at the fabric store, I cut the swear...

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Aloha! We just got back from an amazing 8 days on Kaua'i. Pete and I went for our honeymoon 18 years ago and it's changed, but not that much. At that time, I never would have thought I'd be back...

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I made mounted more postcards on wooden blocks for a gift. These cards are illustrated by the lovely and talented Emily Martin and look so sweet stacked up together. They are double-sided, like the first set I made. I used...

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The meal planning continues. I I know I have said this before, but I can't imagine not doing it now. We are going on vacation for a week this season and will have a kitchen. I'm going to take a...

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I mentioned sewing pincushions a bit back and here's a small group I made. I dived into these right after the holidays. I had so much fun using up my stash for pot holders that I wanted to keep going....

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I finished the Stopover Sweater! I'm so happy I did this KAL. I hope to do more KALs—it was very motivating. This is blocked and ready to wear. It grew a whole bunch after blocking, which I was told it...

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We pass by a cafe almost everyday called Honey Toast Cafe. They serve honey toast. Very straightforward. They serve other tasty items as well, but it's the honey toast we go in for. I had never heard of this dessert...

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I am deep into bang out a sweater, my first KAL and my first sweater knitted in the round, bottom-up with a yoke. I have done a few top-downs, but not a bottom-up. I was successfully able to join the...

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We have been making some more charms around here. These were made for valentine's day to give away. The larger hearts were made into magnets or brooches. I love making these, they are really relaxing. Sometimes. Sometimes, they are maddening,...

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I made this arrangement last month. I forgot how pretty it was. I am trying to do at least one arrangement a month, if not every two weeks, using Trader Joe's flowers, or items from the yard. So pleasing. This...

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I am thrilled to be starting a knitalong as of today. It's Bang Out a Sweater Knitalong by my two favorite knitting people in the whole world—Kay and Ann from Mason-Dixon knitting. It's my first KAL and I am starting...

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I've been making onigirazu lately and can't seem to get enough of them. They are perfect for leftovers. I know they were a thing a bit back, so the internet and a friend in-the-know tells me, but I only just...

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I made this salad as a side dish to grilled sandwiches this week—the girls weren't into it, but Pete and I devoured it. I love caraway seeds and how they smell when they are toasting. The recipe I used was...

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Theses polymer clay charms were made sometime in the last 3 weeks. I tried using a little glitter on the macarons and it just made them look dirty. They are also a little too thick, but I still love them....

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