Thursday, February 28, 2013

Getting published like a boss, yo.

Hullo peeps,

Remember this happy little scarf?

It's going to be in the March issue of Inspired Crochet magazine! Woot woot!

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Striped Leg Warmers {FREE Crochet Pattern of the Month}

Hello, hello!

It's a wee bit late (I'm trying to post these around the fifteenth ... ), but it's here - February's FREE Crochet Pattern of the Month, AKA POTM ... is that a weird acronym? I'm just really tired of typing, "Crochet Pattern of the Month".

So I have acronym-ed. So it shall be.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Pom Pom Mobile

Looky, peeps!

It's another baby mobile!

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

How Much Time Do You Waste on Pinterest?

Once upon a time, someone invented a piece of cork you could stick poky things in to keep track of stuff (like calendars, memos, bills, photos, et cetera). It was called a bulletin board.

Then some wise a$$ came along and invented the Internet.

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Friday, February 15, 2013

The ABCs, Talen-style

Hullo peeps!

Your Friday Funnies post is a video of Talen singing the ABCs toddler-style. It may only be funny to me since I happen to be the mother of this small creature and am therefore biased, but yeah ...

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mushier than a milk-soaked Cheerio {14 Days of Fluffy Stuff}

Hi peeps!

It's the last day of this series! Hooray! We made it! Blogging every day for two weeks is really difficult for me. I'm just not one of those people who can do things all ... reliably.

Which is probably the only reason I'm not wildly famous ... ;-)

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Mixed Media Crochet Cloud Mobile {14 Days of Fluffy Stuff}

Hullo my peoples,

How goes it? I made this mixed media mobile/hanging art thingy over the weekend:

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Monday, February 11, 2013

DIY Colored Eyelashes {14 Days of Fluffy Stuff}

Hullo peeps,

Remember when colored mascara was all the rage and everyone look like they got attacked by muppets?

Well, it's happening again. And this time I'm actually old enough to wear makeup ...

Kip is pretty psyched
about it, too.
The other day, I came across this post on the Beauty Department blog:

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Donuts and a Mastermind {14 Days of Fluffy Stuff}

T had his first Krispy Kreme donut (doughnut?) last week. We are several hours away from the nearest bakery, so it was quite a treat!

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Whipped Cream Finger Paint {14 Days of Fluffy Stuff}

Hi peeps!

Here's a fun activity you can do with your kids this weekend!
Whipped cream finger painting!

All you need is whipped cream (the fluffy component of this 14DOFS post), food coloring, paper (optional) and a large amount of warm water and some rags for clean up.

Just dye whipped cream different colors and let your kids (or yourself!) have at it!

Plus, you don't have to yell, "DON'T EAT THAT!" Yay!

mmm ...
Have a very fluffy weekend! :-)
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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Ruffled Bookmarks {14 Days of Fluffy Stuff}


Last summer I went on a pregnancy-fueled sewing blitz. I made play pen sheets, a Boppy pillow cover, burp rags, gobs of pillows and a ton of other things. All this sewing led to a lot of scraps, so I whipped these ruffled bookmarks up with a very, very small fraction of the leftovers. I had every intention of blogging about them, but then I had a baby and ... stuff.

I found the pictures when I was switching files to my new computer and realized they are FLUFFY!!! Hooray!

Here's how to create a cute (fluffy!) ruffled bookmark:


- two fabric scraps for the base (cut to seven by two and a half inches)
- one fabric scrap for the ruffle (cut to one and a half by ten inches)
- embellishments of your choice (I used eyelet trim for the green gingham one and lace and buttons for the blue gingham one)
- sewing notions

That's it!

After gathering my materials and cutting my fabric scraps down to size, I frayed the edges of my base fabric for a semi-shabby chic look. This is totally optional; just be aware it might happen anyway depending on the type of fabric you use.

They see me frayin' ...

Next, I made my ruffle. If you've never made a ruffle before, all you do is sew a seam with nice big stitches and then pull on one of the threads (preferably the bobbin thread, which is the black one in the picture) to gather your fabric.

Beware, it's addictive.

Then I sewed on my layers (again with a straight seam; nothing fancy!).

They see me sewin' ...
Okay, that's getting old.

For the blue gingham bookmark, I added a row of hand-sewn buttons.


Finally, I sewed the second base piece to the top piece. This hides the seams you made while sewing on the ruffles and will keep your bookmark from fraying away into nothingness.

Keep that fray at bay!


Now you just need a good book to put it in! :-)
Please share a picture if you make one of these! I'd love to see the different fabric and embellishment combinations you use!
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

3D Heart Mani {14 Days of Fluffy Stuff}

Hi peeps,

I've seen textured (FLUFFY!) nails around the Internet quite a bit lately.

velvet nails, bubble nails, lace nails, studded nails and caviar nails
I have absolutely none of the skill/patience/money required to create these designs, so I cheated with some scrap felt from my stash to create this 3D heart mani!

Now I feel like one of the cool kids ;)

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Igotanewcomputeryeah! {14 Days of Fluffy Stuff}

Hi peeps!

I'm cheating a little bit on 14DOFS, but I had to announce the arrival of this:
Toshiba Satellite Walker
born February 5, 2013 5:04 p.m.
5 pounds, 3ish ounces, 15.6 inches

You're saying "Computers are not fluffy! I am indignificated! You have lured me here under false pretenses, madam!"

And you would be right ... except for use of the word "indignificated", which isn't a word at all..

Allow me to remedy that situation.

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Fairy Princess Crown {14 Days of Fluffy Stuff}

Hi peeps!

I made a little crown awhile back and was all set to share the pattern for 14DOFS. I sat down to write the post this morning and realized I forgot to write down the pattern. Womp womp.

round 1
I used that little lapse in brain function to spend today (well, 45ish minutes of today) making a new one. This time I wrote down the pattern so I could share it with you!

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Bunny Business {14 Days of Fluffy Stuff}

We have a small bunny population on the ranch. And by "small" I mean we only see one or two ... or five ... at a time, which probably means there's 100+ hopping around. We have adopted a no-kill policy (much to  the chagrin of the testosterone-fueled in the house) and we feed them.

I know, I know.

Don't accuse me of encouraging a population explosion.

It's not like I'm putting aphrodisiacs in the bunny food or something ...
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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Monster Pillow {14 Days of Fluffy Stuff}


Glad to see you! Today's fluffy thing is a monster pillow I made for T.

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Friday, February 1, 2013

{14 Days of Fluffy Stuff} Redux


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