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Concreted Countertops

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted as much in the last couple of months. This is due in large part to the fact that I just bought a house. Not just any house–but a quirky, enormous, fabulous, and needs-some-loving house. In short–it’s the house of my dreams. It just also happened to be […]

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Project: How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt

You haven’t met Brown-Eyed Girl yet. She’s got a busy life–she’s in school, working oodles of jobs, lives with Black Hair and Earth Momma, so half the time she’s wrangling kids and chores, too. In her spare time she likes to participate in activities that typically lead to the receiving of a free t-shirt. You […]

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Project: Jimmy Carter Quilt

This summer, El Guapo surprised me with the weirdest, most amazing surprise trip. He grabbed and filled our water bottles (we’re hydrated people),¬†bundled me up into the car,¬†and wouldn’t tell me anything about our destination. Well, he told me a lot of things, but none of them were true. At one point I was convinced […]

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How to Make a Pillow

I have a thing for stripes. Any kind of stripes. Bold. Beautiful. Pin. Navajo. Nautical. Tiger. (okay, not really, but War Damn Eagle, y’all) I even like the stripes on baby blankets. So when I tell you that I’m planning a stripes-only quilt you shouldn’t be too surprised. I was recently in a fabric store […]

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Handwarmers (AKA Texting Gloves)

It’s an unseasonably warm winter down here in the South. However, my hands do need a little extra warmth at times. This is true even when I have to do such urgent and terribly important things such as…texting. And crocheting/knitting/needlework. That’s actually why I made my first pair in the first place–I try to keep […]

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The Miracle of Chalk Paint

One of my favorite colors is purple. Not sedate lavender, or royal purple, but in-your-face-Barney-the-dinosaur-obnoxious-fuschia-purple. So when I moved into the place where I currently reside and had the option to paint anything any color– –of course I chose to paint something purple. Not just any something, either. My kitchen cabinets. Why the hell not? […]

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The Colors of Grief

I recently submitted a quilt that I made as a piece of creative scholarship to a conference in my field. I won’t know if it’s been accepted until December, but I thought I’d share the process and the meaning behind the quilt with you anyway. Just so you know–this post is going to be a […]

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Project: Crocheted Potholders

Potholders are some of the most important items for a well stocked kitchen. Don’t believe me? Try removing that hot pan from the oven without a pair. I dare ya. And no, the dish towel doesn’t count. See? Rather than pluck a generic one off a shelf at a big box store, I chose to […]

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Project: Hard Drive Case Cover

I just got a new external hard drive. It’s terrific. It’s got enough space to hold old projects, tv stuff, random doodles, reams of papers, music, photos, and enough room left over to add more of the same for a long while to go. But I didn’t have anything to hold the actual hard drive. […]

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Project: Canvas Bag

I recently developed a yen to make a multi-functional tote bag. I had specific ideas in mind–after all, there IS such thing as too big. And the late night infomercials (don’t judge me) about the Buxton Bag have proven that yes, you can have too many pockets. And let’s face it…most tote bags are ugly. […]

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