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CraftHope, CAL, WiPs and other randomness

| Art, Blanket, Bunting, Costume, Craft Hope, Crochet, Fairy, Family, Knit

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I’ve been been up to a lot o’ knitting and crocheting and other fun stuff lately. Here is a bit of everything, just a random selection of my life right now.

I’ve been getting some really great reviews about my Tea Cup Bunting pattern. It makes me happy. If you want the pattern you can buy it now; it’s only $4, and it is oh so fun and easy!

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Tattoo Day!

| Art, Family, Friends

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Here are some more vacation photos. This batch is from the Tattoo Day with some of my cousins and aunts.

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The picture above is all of the tattoos that were created that day. (more…)

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Daddy’s Little Girl!

| Art, Crafts, Family, Medieval, Woodworking

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No, I’m not talking about the twins. I’m talking about me! After doing many responsible adult~type things with our tax return, I went to Home Depot and had a bit of a shopping spree. Power tools!! My daddy always taught me the importance of having the right tool for the job. Well, I had designed a great portable bed for Pennsic (our big Medieval vacation in August) but I didn’t have the right tools. Glad I have Thor now. No way all these goodies would have fit in the old car.

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The big box is hand-me-downs for the girls, but the rest is from my shopping spree. Now my car smells like a wood shop. It makes me happy. (more…)

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Two Cute!

| Art, Baking, Family, Nature

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I have just way too many adorable pictures of the girls from the past month or two, so I thought I would share them with you. If nothing else, it will make my parents happy.

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We love to walk in the park down the street. (more…)

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My WiPs.

| Art, Craft Hope, Crafts, Crochet, Family, Friends, Hexagon, Octagon, Sewing

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Quite a few WiPs here. Some that are just about to start, and others that have already begun. As you may have noticed, I finally posted the reveal of the Flower to Hexagon Granny Blanket last night! So that one is done.

I’ll start off with two WiPs that are about to be ~ so maybe they’re not “in progress” yet, but they will be soon. With the holidays and then the cord issues with my computer, I got very far behind in the blogs I enjoy reading. I missed the announcement of the next Craft Hope project. Luckily it is not due until Valentine’s day, and it should be a rather fast project. It is a beautiful red scarf for foster care teens. This project is much more specific then the others, but it looks like fun to me, and it’s for a good cause, so I’m fine with that! I am watching Jenn’s girls this morning, and Jenn works at ACMoore, so I gave her some cash and (more…)

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Contest entries

| Art, Crafts

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Every other month I receive my issue of Creative Home Arts magazine, full of fun crafty ideas. Lots o’ the ideas within come from the readers. Every issue they announce a contest with prizes ranging from $25 to $750. They also show the winners from 2 issues prior. With this issue there was a last call for a card making contest, and the announcement of a needle arts contest. You can use something you already made; it does not have to be made just for the contest. To enter you just send in photos of the craft, and a short description. So I decided to enter both. I’m sharing the entries here with you. (more…)

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