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Homemade Purse Organizer

So it was my sister-in-law’s birthday last week and I wanted to come up with something I could make for her gift. I began searching through the countless projects I have bookmarked on my Google Reader and finally remembered this one: The Purse Organizer Recipe at the Giving Flower. She has a pdf tutorial you […]

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Handmade Christmas

The one handmade gift I was able to complete this Christmas was a set of bookmarks with embroidered pictures that my eldest son, Skyler, drew of different family members. We met my in-laws from Tulsa in Austin for Thanksgiving and we had these ready for them then. I started feeling the pregnancy just a couple […]

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Intro to Bento

Kindergarten Bento #266, originally uploaded by Wendy Copley. I came across fellow crafty mama Wendy Copley’s blog, Wendolonia, via her Taggie Monster tutorial featured on Craft Gossip. I loved the tutorial so much that I started perusing the rest of her blog and came across the wonderful world of bento. I didn’t realize what bento […]

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A Preview of the New Year

I wish my phone would take a better picture, but I wanted to officially share our happy news with everyone: we’re having another baby this year! We found out just before Thanksgiving and told our families and now we’re ready to spread the news. Above is a photo of my first sonogram taken today. I’m […]

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Homemade Christmas Card

For some reason I decided to undertake hand printing my own Christmas cards this year. My initial motivation was innocent enough–sharing some hand-crafted goodness while spreading the real message of Christmas–but it definitely resulted in some sweat and blood (although no tears–yet). I began with a hand drawn image, transferred it onto a linoleum print […]

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