Category Archives: Fabrication

Happy New Year!

We’re ringing in 2011 with black eyed peas and mustard greens at our house tonight to bring us lots of luck and money this year. I think it’s gonna be a good one and I’m ready with my new bejeweled … Continue reading

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King of the Hill

Eliza’s crafty streak continues. This time she made a bed for little Stevie. It looks great, but may be slightly overstuffed. It seems like more of a doggie trampoline at this point. Stay tuned for the downsizing…

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Made with Love

I adore the purl bee and all the fun projects they post. Here are some Valentine pins I made while watching way too many episodes of Lost on our Netflix instant queue. Ben and I are celebrating Valentine’s Day at … Continue reading

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Sweet Stitches

In honor of my very favorite holiday, I embroidered a set of cocktail napkins using Wild Olive’s Trick-or-Treaters patterns. I love their expressive little faces. Happy Halloween!

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Charmed, I'm Sure

Last Sunday, I headed to Leslie Bonnell’s Stitch Lab for Charm Bracelets & Earrings with Jennifer Perkins of the Naughty Secretary Club. I’m a big fan of Jennifer’s Cha Cha Bracelets, crammed with more wonderfully tacky beads and bits than you … Continue reading

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Art Class: Day 1

On Tuesday, I had my first day of Drawing I, an informal evening class at UT. Our first task was an upside down drawing, working from a Picasso drawing of Igor Stravinsky. I thought mine was looking okay. But then … Continue reading

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Ben's Bow Ties

When Ben and I got married last November, he wanted to wear a Carolina blue bow tie. We hunted high and low for the right shade of blue and the perfect fabric, and ended up placing a custom order with … Continue reading

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My New Stitching Addiction

I remember reading about Jenny Hart and Sublime Stitching a few years ago in Bust and thinking she had a really cool thing going. I recently bought one of her hand embroidery kits and a baby bib to practice on. … Continue reading

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Handmade Nation Was Unwatchable

Nora Ephron, a journalist before she was a filmmaker, once began a profile of New York Post Publisher Dorothy Schiff with this immortal line: “I feel bad about what I’m going to do here.” After sitting through Handmade Nation today … Continue reading

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How To Make Your Bathroom Adorable

Step one: Marry Eliza. Step two: Wait. This little beauty appeared in our bathroom while I was away on business. (Doesn’t “away on business” sound like something a secretary in Mad Men would say?) At any rate, I’ve asked her … Continue reading

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