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The Long Nap

The Long Nap

You can stop here if you don’t wish to read anything sad today. It’s already bad enough with COVID and protests, I know.

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Lucky me!

Lucky me!

I recently won two blog giveaways! That hasn't happened in literally years. I was amazed it happened at all, let alone twice!! First, I follow Amy at Nana Company and entered the giveaway she hosted on behalf of Ginger Root Bags - and won this cute little thing that I...

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a decade of the Crafties

a decade of the Crafties

Ten years ago today, I pushed publish on this blog. You can see that first posting here. Of course, my site has undergone several visual changes, and I didn't really know the direction my crafts would take, but the main goal still satisfies: simply to record. Most...

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I’m back!

I’m back!

I know my blog has been quiet for weeks - nay, months - now, but I am back home (at least for now). My anthropology project was awesome, and I'll pop over a little note on that blog sometime. So, what crafty news do I have to share? Well, first up, my Heart Mouse...

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Organization overhaul

Organization overhaul

Throughout the years I have been lucky enough to inherit so many crafting things. Add to that all the things I was also fortunate enough to budget for, and it became a lot! I try to confine everything into my craft room closet, but that became a messy hoard that...

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Septic tank woes

Septic tank woes

Home sweet home is not without issue. In a nut shell, our septic tank caved in this fall. It is in part of our yard that is not easily noticeable from our windows. So imagine my surprise when I wandered outside in a rush to check on a bird that I heard hit the window...

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2016 house makeover

2016 house makeover

After our new siding last year, Boy decided that the next major project at the house was to replace the roof. He gathered his friends to help (one of them has worked as a roofer before) and his dad supervised the bigger project. Unfortunately, they planned it to be...

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Springish cleaning

Springish cleaning

I've been putting my craft room through an overhaul recently. It might be a subconscious thing that I wish it were spring so if I start cleaning, maybe the weather will warm up? Blue skies will return? No? Well, I tried. So, my closet was a disaster - fabrics stuffed...

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chocobo mug rug

chocobo mug rug

Do any of you know what a chocobo is? It is a bird from one of my husband's favorite game series: Final Fantasy. I came across this image from HowToDrawManga3D.com and decided to try  my hand at a mug rug one day over break. I embroidered the chocobo onto some yellow...

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surgery

This is a little bit of a personal story, but I wanted to share in case any of you are afraid of nasal surgery like I was. In December, I had turbinate reduction, septoplasty, and nasal valve repair surgeries (all in one out patient visit) - thank you Obamacare! Since...

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Working on it!

I have the new site fully designed and I created the CSS for it, with a pseudo run of HTML (basically, everything but the PHP that actually would make it work). Alas, that last bit does require the help of Boy if I want it done any time soon (can't really spend more...

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long time no see

I graduated, huzzah! Over the summer I have been keeping busy with my new profession, but I also have something up my sleeve - a new design for the site! One of my new talents is working for Boy, so I have been learning how to *properly* build a wordpress site (even...

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awesome

I just wanted to note that Jessica from ALLFREESEWING.com contacted me a while back about listing my book cover tutorial on their site. I gave permission and am thrilled with the amount of people checking things out! Don't forget to share your photos with the rest of...

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Willow Movie Party

Willow Movie Party

My all-time favorite childhood movie is Willow. Or Labyrinth. It's a toss up, really. But anyway, I found out that my sister-in-law had never seen it. This is important because 1) How can you never have seen the awesomeness that Willow is? And 2) "Kaia" has been my...

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Midna the Stray

Midna the Stray

Our precious stray kitty, Midna, went to the vet yesterday. It didn't sound good. Her belly is bloated and her intestines are ropey. She has broken hair and alopecia over her back end and a few other spots, leading the doctor to believe she has flea dermatitis, but...

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birthday cat

birthday cat

On Boy's birthday last night, the cutest little kitten strayed onto his brother's patio and mewed her way into our hearts. She was starved and skinny, as well as a bit grungy looking, but we gave her some hotdog bits and some fresh water which really warmed her up to...

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tragedy in the war on tv

tragedy in the war on tv

We don't have television stations: no cable, no satellite, no box for local programming. Nothing. This is a choice for us because of a slew of reasons (namely he hates superfluous shows and I hate the general media and its hold over the world). Over the years we have...

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creepies

creepies

Just a thought, but maybe i should rename my blog to "Spiders I Find in my Bed While Sleeping" or something. :/ I would have had a better photo but it was one of them super duper fast ones so theres no way i was removing the glass for a better shot until we were...

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awesome

awesome

I dont think i ever mentioned that we did some gutter work. We had some trees up in there so thats all gone and I have noticed a tremendous dent in the mosquito population! Phew! We also recently visited where I use to live and made pickles with my gramma. She had a...

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a week in photos

a week in photos

This post isnt that crafty but my week has had some highlights so I thought I would share. We've been pounded with severe thunderstorms for what seems like weeks now. Living in a swamp means the mosquitos are out of control. Eugh. Instead of picking up sticks, ive...

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