Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Crochet Ballet Slippers

Hey peeps!

Happy almost Thanksgiving! The Crazy Easy Kids Slippers pattern has gotten lots and lots of traffic lately, so I'm sharing an embellishment idea.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How To Teach Your Kids Not To Be Materialistic Assholes This Christmas

It happened despite my vigilant attempts to hunt down and eradicate the blasted thing.

My three-year-old found a copy of the (insert expletive/adjective of choice) Target Christmas catalog.

And then he turned into Veruca Salt.


“Well, we'll see what … “

“AND THIS! THIS, TOO! I need ALL of these things!”

Don't care how, I want it NOWWWWWW!
It wasn't his response that bothered me, exactly. I mean, he's a kid. Kids love stuff (especially if that stuff is ridiculously expensive and prone to breakage).


It's my job as his parent to teach him stuff doesn't equal happiness, that the best things in life aren't things. I'm supposed to teach him it's the giving, not the getting, that really matters.

And boy, was I FREAKING OUT about it. Seriously, HOW do I do that? This world is obsessed with stuff. Every time I turn around, someone somewhere is trying to get me to buy something.

After much fretting and the consumption of several hundred jelly beans, I came up with an action plan. And in the spirit of the season, I thought I would share it (just in case your house was also assaulted by Target. And Toys'R'Us. And Walmart. And every other major retailer ever).

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Color Block Arm Warmers

Miracle of miracles, I've got a crochet pattern to share! It's been a long, long time, but I'm baaaaack in black, baby.

Or rather, color block.

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