Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Merry

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and Happy Happy! Tiny and awesome, this guy is one of my favorite flea market finds of all time!

Monday, December 12, 2011

It's Giveaway Day!

Sew Mama Sew is hosting a giveaway day. Well, really, they are co-ordinating a giveaway day, and I am hosting my part of it...

Today, I am giving away 2 hand knit organic cotton baby hats in your choice of colors! They fit newborns to 3 month olds, and they are pretty adorable! They are made of 100% organic cotton, which is important, especially when it comes to babies, because cotton absorbs pesticides like they are going out of business.

Anyway, to enter, all you need to do is write a comment on this post with your email so that I can contact you and ask your address and what colors you want! The winner will be picked on Friday morning. Only one entry per person, please.

GOOD LUCK! And I hope you WIN!
This Giveaway is NOW CLOSED! And the winner is Katina! I will email you with your choices!

Also, receive 10% off any order in my shop when you type in the coupon code GIVEAWAYDAY, until January 1st, if you'd like to order one or more of these hats!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Knit Bangles!

I've been wanting some knitt-y yarn-y bracelets. I was looking at some patterns to knit a swatch and then sew it over a wooden bangle. And then I found out that Michaels doesn't SELL wooden bangles anymore (boo!)

So, I knit enough rows of ten stitches in garter stitch to fit around my wrist. Then I sewed up the seam to make a circle. Then I folded it in half and sewed up that seam. Last, I rolled the circle, so that the seam was in the middle of the inside and I just sort of fluffed it out. Awesome, and a great use for all of the odds and ends I have around!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

I read magazines.

A lot of magazines. I work in a library, and the library subscribes to magazines, and I take them home and read them when they are allowed to be circulated. I read American Craft, and Crafts and Things, Women's Day, Natural Health, Health, Better Homes and Gardens, what used to be Workbench, and sometimes People (although it's like eating too much candy...) I love reading magazines.
But my absolute favorite of the past few years has been Readymade. I loved Readymade magazine. I even subscribed to it at home! And now it's over.
Do you remember Blueprint? Oh, Blueprint, you were every thing a gal could ask for. Resourceful, adorable, with good pictures and clothes I both wanted to wear and could afford to buy. You had ideas I liked. And you were reasonably priced.
I know people talk about Domino, but I thought it was a little clique-y and snide.
Last year I subscribed to Uppercase, which was a little too art-y for me. This year I subscribed to Anthology, which was awesome. I try to subscribe to just one magazine a year, because those indie ones are expensive!
So, to sum up: I love 'em. I want 'em. But they keep disappearing on me, and I don't know if I can emotionally invest in another. What's the world coming to?