marimekko target 1

Target launched a new designer line of goodies back on April 17th, this time with Marimekko. Which is my favorite fabric designer. As much as I love Liberty, Marimekki’s big bold prints own my heart.

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Manic Monday top 1

Other posts on this project: New Quilt

I started this as a secret project back in February, but it’s going to be a tutorial here on my site once I’m finished with it. This whole quilt top came together really quickly, with simple squares in 3 sizes: 3.5″, 6.5″, and 12.5″.

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This was a spontaneous dessert on a cold winter day that I threw together one afternoon, and it was luscious and yummy for dessert that night. Next time I would add a couple more apples and cut back on the sugar. It was really, really sweet. Maybe 6 apples, 3/4 brown sugar, and 1/4 granulated for the apples? The crumble was good, but by the time all that sugar cooked down it was overwhelming. But the concept was fabulous, I’d definitely make this again.

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This past Friday I had the first of my two knee surgeries, starting with my right knee. I tried roller derby a few years ago, in summer of 2013. I watched for a couple of practices and then tied on some borrowed skates and gave it a try. Gravity was not my friend, and all I did was fall down for about half a practice, banging my knees hard every time. I am not a good faller, there was no landing on my butt as directed. I am not coordinated enough to aim my falls.

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squid embroidery 1

A while back I found the amazing Urban Threads on Instagram. They make super cool, irreverant, tattoo-style hand and machine embroidery designs. My in-laws gave me a great little Brother combo machine for Christmas a couple of years ago, and I’ve been learning how to embroider with it.

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spring break 2016 1

Hannah and I hit the road this week for three nights in Lancaster county. We did this two years ago, and then again that same summer with my mom, and it was great. Last year we were in Las Vegas for spring break, but this year we didn’t have any plans. And H is a little older, we don’t need the stroller. She was much more into it this trip. We did a lot of fabric shopping for Mommy, but we also saw tons of trains and animals for her.

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March 2016 Outfits

This month was full of birthdays and celebrations and fun. Hannah and I are out in Lancaster county as I type this, checking out trains and horses and fabric and ice cream. We head home tomorrow, and maybe I’m just viewing the month with rosy glasses because I’m having so much fun with my little sidekick. But, March rocked.

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easter 2016 1

We had super yummy brunch at my mom’s on Easter Sunday, and my mom hid mini eggs in her dollhouse. In the morning before we headed over there, we opened Hannah’s Easter basket and found all of the dyed egg the Easter Bunny hid in the backyard.

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silk tie easter eggs 1

I saw these a few weeks ago in a Tasty/Tipsy/Totsy Facebook video. I don’t remember where the video was from, but these eggs looked amazing. There was doubt on my FB feed that these could possibly be real. When I Googled, I found several blog posts that pointed me to a 2006 episode of Martha Stewart, where she and a staffer made them. That link has all the directions. And they looked 100% real. So I decided Hannah and I would try them this year.

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Other posts on this project: Race Bib Quilt.

So this is the custom project I was working on for a friend. Audrey is a sorority sister I met…wow, about 12 or 13 years ago? And we’ve been part of several alumnae chapters together. She did all of these 5ks a few years ago, but the race bibs have just been hanging around. So, she asked me to put them together with some pink fabric (pink is one of our sorority colors).

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