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mad skillzzzzzz. . .

I am still amazed when I manage to accomplish something handy.  I don’t mean build something from Ikea or unclog a toilet – two skillz I am well versed in. . .but complete a task in which I was sure the resolution would’ve involved buying something new. Ages ago we received a king sized down filled duvet […]

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all thanks to Kim Kardashian’s behind. . .

I am a devoted ET Entertainment Tonight watcher, I can hum you the intro and very Pavlovian like, I will drop what I’m doing and focus on the screen as soon as it sounds. . .but there is even a limit to how many times I can hear/read the same gossip story.  My bi-monthly hair […]

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C-c-c-cold in SOCal. . .

Most of North America is busy rolling their eyes at us, but it seems winter has reached glorious SOCal!  This jaded Canadian is shivering and wondering exactly who forgot to pay their sunshine tax this month? Just in time I managed to finish my final finish for 2014 – tah-dah! Oh I do love this […]

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Secret slipper mods. . .

there were two things I wanted to try before making the secret slipper pair for my partner: 1. try Annie’s soft and stable for the sole – I’m hoping to make the slippers a little more cushy. . .I’ll try this soon and get back to you. . . 2. glue the bottom binding. . .without […]

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Ah-ha!

I love binding a quilt. Now, I really enjoy all aspects of the quilt making process. . .that first whiff of inspiration, the fabric selection, pressing, cutting, sewing, quilting. But to sit at the end of that journey with a quilt on your lap, hand stitching that beautiful binding. . .all cozy and snuggled.  Brings […]

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How I churn out churn dash blocks. . .

Hmm, no matter how funny things sound in my head. . .anyway, let me take you back a couple weeks. I was dreading the next border of my Midnight at the Oasis quilt. . .the tiny churn dash blocks – 52 of them! Oh my goodness, that looks like sooooo much work – you can […]

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