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Sewing bug

I have been wanting to want to do some crafting, but nothing has caught my interest lately. I keep looking through my craft closet at various yarns and fabrics thinking both, “I really should use these up” and “I really should make something for my niece and for my coming little one.” But then I pack everything back away, uninspired.

I have a pack of white onesies that I thought I might embroider something onto, but only got as far as the waves before I lost interest. I don’t know what color to make the sails…

Today I finally made myself head to the store to get backing fabric for an unfinished quilt and saw a cute little girl’s dress and tons of cute fabrics and remembered that my friend Claire said her best project for her baby was a bunch of quick one yard baby quilts.

The top 4 fabrics are for two quick quilts. They’ll be the quick sewn together and flipped inside out, no binding, no piecing style. I haven’t decided for sure which ones will go together, but I think it will be how they’re paired in the picture. The rockets and robots on the left will be for my baby and the gnomes and mushrooms on the right will be for my niece. Pattern in the middle. It looks like a super quick and easy pattern and at least one reviewer also says it is.

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2012 in sewing

 

Baby Blanket – All Done

All done! I had a lot of issues getting the binding on, mostly because I was trying to finish in a hurry and not being careful enough. But I was able to go back in with hand stitching and fix them all.

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Posted by on June 14, 2012 in sewing

 

Baby Blanket

I’m working on a little quilt for my new niece. I didn’t have quite as much fabric as I thought I had, so instead of all little blocks they went into a frame. The binding will be the green on the back. I like the back way better than the front. I think I should start making both sides of all my quilts like the back of this one.

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Posted by on May 24, 2012 in sewing

 

Not very cute sweater

It’s Margot from Knitty and it’s just not doing anything for me.

I’ve been dragging my heels debating on whether to finish this or rip back and maybe make something that would actually fit me. I gave up and finished just to be done with it, but it’s going in the goodwill bag. On a positive note, I’m hoping this being finally off the needles will motivate me to start something new.

Here’s the shot where it looks fine:

and here’s what it really looks like

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2011 in knitting

 

Colombian Coconut Lentil Rice

Another tester recipe from Terry Hope Romero‘s taster pool - Colombian Coconut Lentil Rice

Served with roasted cumin cauliflower

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2011 in yummy in my tummy

 

Belated Thanksgiving Dinner Pictures

My mom is awesome!

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2011 in yummy in my tummy

 

Vegan MoFo: Day 30

Homemade pizza dough, daiya cheese and frozen breaded eggplant.

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2011 in veganmofo 2011, yummy in my tummy

 

Vegan MoFo: Day 29 (belated)

Spicy Golden Tofu with coconut rice from Peninsula:

 

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2011 in veganmofo 2011, yummy in my tummy

 

Vegan MoFo: Day 28

Hot coco: 1:1 ratio of ghirardelli chocolate chips and oatmilk plus vanilla and cardamom, topped with dandies.

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2011 in veganmofo 2011, yummy in my tummy

 

Vegan MoFo: Day 27

I tried out a new to me local restaurant – Himalayan. I got an eggplant dish.

Hmmmm…. do you think I liked it?

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2011 in veganmofo 2011, yummy in my tummy

 
 
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