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I knit a Halloween kitty

The key to keeping up with blogging for me is to not get waylaid by bad photos. It’s raining, it’s dark, my house is a mess and there’s nowhere to take a cute photo but if I worry about that it’ll be another 3 months before I blog again. So here’s gray cloudy day kitty. Our school’s bookfair was last week and I was co-chair so I spent many hours at school. I brought Jess Hutchison’s knitted toys pattern book … More

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scarf to be

I find the first day back to school after a 3 day weekend to be particularly uninspiring. I would think it’d be the opposite. Hit the thrift store in effort to inspire myself and picked out the following from the sari rack to make into an infinity scarf.


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I’ve never been so unhappy to receive toys in the mail before

**updated on April 22***

I wanted to post a little update on the Alimrose situation. Susan
Shardlow the president of Alimrose has said they are no longer selling
the Robot and Spaceboy handsqueaker and rattle toys and that they have
pulled all the toys that were in circulation as of April 3, 2008.
Sadly, after that date I still continue to get emails from readers who
have seen the toys in the stores. So far the stores I’ve contacted have… More

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thank you!

Hey holiday crafters! Thank you so much for the put-together book orders over the past 2 days!! I can’t wait to see all the amazing robots you guys come up with and craft vicariously through you. Tim and I are always so excited about our little self-publishing projects and we’re so grateful and thrilled (and relieved!) when people are excited about them too.

Speaking of Tim, I always assume it goes without saying, but maybe it doesn’t, he is, of … More

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Look who came in the mail today…

Pippy! One of Claire’s fabulous little kittens. She is so wonderful. Her little expression and her bright red jumper and her soft soft fuzzy hair..I’m a smitten kitten! I’ve put her in with all of Oscar’s trucks and balls in an attempt to lure him to her. So far all attempts at introducing dolls to him have had little success. I’m glad to see Buttercup has made it there safely and is … More