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Spring Breaks 2015 – more then one and lots of fun

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That’s right. Spring breakS. Pural. Last week the girls were on spring break, and the week before it was Doug. It’s such a bummer that they do not have the same spring break. But we make the most of it. Doug took 3 days during his spring break off of his second job (tutor for Huntington Learning Center) so he would have more time with the girls. They loved when he would pick them up from school and then be home the rest of the day.

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The Best Laid Plans ~ or ~ When does school start again?

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So I had these grand plans for the week. I was going to run to AC Moore this morning to grab some yarn for the process photos that I am adding to the Fall Leaves wrap, along with a 2 color leaf option (this means I will be making another wrap to show the 2 color option, made in yarn that can be bought from most craft stores.) Then I was going to make a Stitchopedia video for the linen stitch and get that up today. That way by the end of the week I could have the pattern for the Baker’s Tee up for you. That pattern will be free here on this blog, and I wanted the linen stitch Stitchopedia post done first as the Baker’s Tee is made with the linen st. Then there were other videos and patterns to be worked on over the week, along with getting more posts up. Oh the plans.

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So Busy!!

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My, I have been busy. I took a few days off of Kyla’s room reno to work on some secret designs (designs I have sold and can’t share with you until they are published.)

There is still quite a bit to do in Kyla’s room, and I hope to be done soon. I really need to buckle down and finish it, because we are having over night guests on Wednesday night, and we will need all the sleeping space we can get!

Speaking of guests, we had several friends over today. One couple brought this awesome pan of brownies:

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Lion Brand Studio Trip and Other Fun Times!

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It’s odd, I’ve lived here, in northern New Jersey just outside of the Lincoln Tunnel, for about eight years; yet until Sunday I have never taken public transit into the City. That’s not to say I haven’t gone into Manhattan, I’ve just always driven in. Before I lived here I lived in Queens, and I took the train of the subway into the City all the time. Yet for some reason, even though it’s quicker to take public transit into the City from here and then it was where I lived in Queens, I just never really went.

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The Katherine Coat pattern is DONE!!!!

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I am so excited! After a year of writing, re~writing, testing and editing, the Katherine Coat pattern is finally done! Sizes XS ~ 5X, all in one pattern! I will share the pattern details with you here, along with lots of photos. You can buy the pattern on Ravelry, Craftsy, or Etsy.

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Box Car Races! and other fun

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I hope you are having a wonderful weekend my friends!

When I trudged downstairs yesterday morning, this is what greeted me:

Kyla-making-a-car

Kyla had swiped a Coats box I was planning on sending some stuff to a friend in, and the tubes from some Baker’s Cotton that I had used recently. She was having too much fun for me to be upset. I was planning on giving the tubes to the girls for crafts anyway!

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Shhh…It’s a sneak peek…

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I have finally found a photographer to work with!! I had been looking for a college or high school student photographer to team up with for a while. I like the idea of being able to provide someone just starting out with a way to expand their portfolio, and get some advertising/publicity. It turns out there is a young woman who lives just few blocks from me who  fits that bill! Her name is Emily, do you want to see some of her work? Here it is.

Over the next few months you will start to see her photos featured in my patterns. I also am hoping to get some shots of myself for a new business card (my mentor told me to put my face on my card,) and also some shots of my Katherine coat. I have shortened the hood so it actually stays on, and finished the belt and pockets since this photo:

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Holiday Catch Up!

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Wow, things have been busy around here. I have some exciting news I should be able to share with you next month(ish). Between that and Christmas, I got a sort of neglected my blogland friends this week.

I still love you!!

I have lots o’ pretty pictures to share with you, so how about I just post them all with a bit about them and leave it at that. It is Christmas Eve and all…

If you hover over the pictures, a short description will pop up, as always! You can also click on the pictures to see them larger.

The Holiday Gift Shop at the girls’ school was at the beginning of the month. It went quite well. Vada had fun playing in my booth while waiting for things to wrap up at the end of the day.

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Katherine Hood, take 2

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I am determined to finish the Katherine coat and pattern this week and start testing it! It has been in the same state as it was when I wore it to the Knit and Crochet show for over a month!

Katherine-back

The hood was a bit too long. It was very fun, but it just wouldn’t stay on, so I frogged it. See, here is the hood:

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Once more into the breech

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Hello my friends! Do you remember how far I had gotten on the Katherine Coat over the spring/summer? Well, here she is now:

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That’s right, I frogged the whole coat. It had to be done. I took a couple of weeks and re~wrote the entire pattern, I did warn you I was going to do that. I am much happier now. I was not impressed with the boxy look of the coat on the first go around, and I want to provide you with the best possible patterns.

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Chugga, chugga, chugga, chugga

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That’s me, just chugging along. I try to do one thing at a time, but sometimes that doesn’t seem feasible. Oh well, I just make the best of it and do what I can.

Custom-Max-hat

I received a special order for a Max hat. A couple saw them at InsaniTea, and fell in love, but didn’t see one in the size and color they wanted. So above is a picture of the cute colors they picked out for their 6~12 month Max hat.

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WiP Wednesday 3/6/13

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I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already. It seems like I just can’t fit enough into the days! Well, here we have a bit of my Wips, and some finished objects as well.

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I have made a few more ruffle scarves for street fair season.

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WiP Wednesday ~ 2/27/13

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Well, it’s Wednesday again. That means it’s time for me to share what I have been up to for the past week. As the girl’s vacation wrapped up, Doug and I made a cover for the radiator in the back corner of the playroom. I wanted them to be able to sit and read and have a place to lean against.

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Frenzied Friday & Spectacular Saturday

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Yup, an interesting couple of days over here. Friday morning, after dropping off the girls at school I made a run to the local Girl Scout council. I had to pick up all the Daisy uniforms. The girls are going to be so cute, but boy were those boxes heavy!

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I missed a few…

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As I have been organizing my blog and my patterns, it has come to my attention that I have missed sharing a few patterns with you. What a sad thought! I love to share. So here they are!

Tosh - Chain Ruffle Scarf - crochet pattern by Jessie At Home
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What a week!

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Last week was quite long and short, all at once. Do you know what I mean?

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Before I get into it, I should share that I finally released my Fanny skirt pattern. I am having a give away for any one of my patterns (winners get to choose which one they want) over on my facebook page.

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New patterns!!!

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Finally! New pattern day is here. Here is a bit about each pattern with a “buy now” link for those of you who can’t wait to get started. I will let you know the full price, but if you buy any of the patterns from the links here you will get a 15% discount through Wednesday, April 11th at 6pm Eastern time. After that the links will charge you full price. These links, and going directly to my Ravelry store, will give you immediate access to the pattern PDF to download. You may also go to my Etsy store, where everything is listed at full  price, but you can type in the coupon code “bloom” to receive 15% off your entire purchase, not just the new patterns. Just be aware when you buy a pattern from Etsy, you will have to wait until I receive the notification email of your order at which time I will send you an email with the pattern PDF as an attachment.

ETA: The sale is over at this point, though there are others on occasion  These patterns can also be found in my Craftsy Store.

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Story Time at School

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The girls and I went on a little adventure yesterday afternoon.

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