November 2008

Cozy Saturday

I did it. I made a tea cozy. It is made from some light canvas material with batting and felt lining. I’m not thrilled with it, but I did come by the design organically. I measured my teapot and sort of shaped it from there. The end result it not as thrilling as I was […]

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Maiden Voyage

I finally had some time to play with my new toy. I picked some fabric from my stash and whipped up an apron. I followed the “pattern” for a vintage apron in Amy Karol’s Bend-the-Rules Sewing. The no-foot-pedal thing was freaky at first. I felt off-balance and rushed. And then I realized that I was […]

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Christmas came early

Tonight, my Santa (aka D.) decided to surprise me… with a spanking new sewing machine!! Apparently, he has been contemplating this gift for weeks and after consulting with the little old sewing ladies at the store where he bought it, decided it would be better to give it to me now to use in my […]

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Beam me up, Scotty

I just spotted this at World Market: Now seriously… who doesn’t know a geek who would love one of these?

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Holiday Planning (Part II) — The Crafts

I’m still in holiday planning mode. Trying to think of what to give to my friends and families. Last year, I made a decision to have a less materialistic Christmas and it was probably the best Christmas I can remember from an emotional well-being point of view. I made “relax and indulge” packets for my […]

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Dinner Tonight: Souped-Up Top Ramen

Ah, ramen. It has been ages since I have had ramen. But as I got caught up on my blog reading this morning, I ran across this post from Not Eating Out In New York and I was inspired. So I ventured out to my local megamart (as Alton Brown would call it). What happened? […]

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Holiday Planning (Part 1) — Cookies

It is November 16. Five and a half weeks until Christmas. So the holiday baking will need to commence soon (bake cookies and freeze them for later gifting — I would prefer to give only fresh-baked cookies but that would mean baking everything right before giving them and that just isn’t practical). Last year, I […]

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