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Handmade Hearts

This week up to Valentine’s Day has been quite a busy one. Here are a few photos of what we’ve been up to… My not-so-neat sewing cabinet, and a pair of handmade Valentine cards beside my sewing machine. Some thumbprint heart magnets inspired by this tutorial on The Wonder Years blog. And some yummy heart-shaped […]

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New Items in Etsy Shop

I’ve slowly but surely been adding some of my crocheted items to my Etsy shop. Above is a photo of the crochet facial circles I use in place of disposable cotton ones to remove makeup and such. They’re cute, absorbent, and easy to wash! I’ll be adding more colors in my shop along with a […]

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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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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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