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Tattoo Day!

| Art, Family, Friends

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Here are some more vacation photos. This batch is from the Tattoo Day with some of my cousins and aunts.

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The picture above is all of the tattoos that were created that day. (more…)

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Daddy’s Little Girl!

| Art, Crafts, Family, Medieval, Woodworking

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No, I’m not talking about the twins. I’m talking about me! After doing many responsible adult~type things with our tax return, I went to Home Depot and had a bit of a shopping spree. Power tools!! My daddy always taught me the importance of having the right tool for the job. Well, I had designed a great portable bed for Pennsic (our big Medieval vacation in August) but I didn’t have the right tools. Glad I have Thor now. No way all these goodies would have fit in the old car.

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The big box is hand-me-downs for the girls, but the rest is from my shopping spree. Now my car smells like a wood shop. It makes me happy. (more…)

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Two Cute!

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I have just way too many adorable pictures of the girls from the past month or two, so I thought I would share them with you. If nothing else, it will make my parents happy.

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We love to walk in the park down the street. (more…)

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My WiPs.

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Quite a few WiPs here. Some that are just about to start, and others that have already begun. As you may have noticed, I finally posted the reveal of the Flower to Hexagon Granny Blanket last night! So that one is done.

I’ll start off with two WiPs that are about to be ~ so maybe they’re not “in progress” yet, but they will be soon. With the holidays and then the cord issues with my computer, I got very far behind in the blogs I enjoy reading. I missed the announcement of the next Craft Hope project. Luckily it is not due until Valentine’s day, and it should be a rather fast project. It is a beautiful red scarf for foster care teens. This project is much more specific then the others, but it looks like fun to me, and it’s for a good cause, so I’m fine with that! I am watching Jenn’s girls this morning, and Jenn works at ACMoore, so I gave her some cash and (more…)

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Contest entries

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Every other month I receive my issue of Creative Home Arts magazine, full of fun crafty ideas. Lots o’ the ideas within come from the readers. Every issue they announce a contest with prizes ranging from $25 to $750. They also show the winners from 2 issues prior. With this issue there was a last call for a card making contest, and the announcement of a needle arts contest. You can use something you already made; it does not have to be made just for the contest. To enter you just send in photos of the craft, and a short description. So I decided to enter both. I’m sharing the entries here with you. (more…)

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Can’t sleep

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So let me tell you a story. A while back there was this incredibly talented woman named Vada. She was an artist of every sort. Her main creations were jewelry, but she was amazing at everything. In her youth she even danced with Martha Graham. She was quite beautiful, too. She met a wonderful man named Alexander, and they married. They had a son, Christopher, but when his son was only 2 weeks old, Alex was killed by a drunk driver. Eventually, Vada married again, and had two more sons. She had always wanted a little girl, but it wasn’t in the cards for her. Unfortunately, this marriage did not last. Even worse, her youngest son was also killed by a drunk driver when he was just a teenager. Through all of this Vada keep creating her art. I imagine it is what kept her going. Eventually her sons (more…)

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All Together Now

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1, 2, 3, 4, can I have a little more? 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, teeeeeen I love you! All together now…

Guess where we went today?

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John Lennon!!! The exhibit was in Montclair. I love going to Montclair, it’s a great city, with awesome art and stores. So it was not surprising that they ended up with the exhibit. (more…)

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