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2010 Handmade Olympics

2010 Handmade Olympics


Posted on Jan 14, 2010

Fun! The rikrak studio is now taking submissions for the 2010 Handmade Olympics.  There are 8 events total and lots of great prizes.  For every event, each person can enter themselves once and also nominate someone else once.  Check out all the great events. I can't wait to get my nominations...

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Christmas Presents – Craft Fairs

Christmas Presents – Craft Fairs


Posted on Jan 13, 2010

Here are some more lovely Christmas presents I purchased at craft fairs this year.  It's just such great fun to see wonderful crafts and meet nice folks.  Even the fairs where I purchased nothing were worth attending.  It's the best way to see and purchase affordable art.   The M is from Crafty Wonderland. Bargain Hunting 101 Handmade NW Crafty Wonderland Handmade NW Mulino Elementary...

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Bike Craft

Bike Craft


Posted on Jan 6, 2010

Who knew Portland has an annual bike craft fair?  I didn't. I was intriqued when I saw the notice for Bike Craft V on the DIY Alert calendar. I must say that I'm extremely impressed with this fair.  There were a large number of vendors with a great variety off products.  I'm looking forward to this show next year. I had already procured this Queen Bee wallet for a friend at the Bargain Hunting 101 and...

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Christmas Presents – Smartwick

Christmas Presents – Smartwick


Posted on Jan 4, 2010

I'm so blessed to have super crafty friends!  Smartwick knitted this hat for me for Christmas!  I just love it.  It's super soft and a great color for me.  The hat pattern is from Our Favorite Knitting Teacher, Laura Irwin.  You should buy her book  Boutique Knits, if you haven't already.  I'm realizing how great of a pattern writer she truly is which is hard to find in the...

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Project 365

Project 365


Posted on Jan 2, 2010

My husband sent me the link for the Project 365 iPhone app, because he knew this was so up my alley.  I love taking pictures with my iPhone (it's so convenient) and this gives me a goal to take a picture a day.  I decided to start this on January 1st and so far so good.  I am such a visual person, that having a diary of images is so great to look back on.  I like that you can select a picture from your...

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Padre

Padre


Posted on Dec 21, 2009

This past year has been the hardest year of my life.  The main reason for this was my father-in-law's battle with esophageal cancer.   He was diagnosed just about one year ago.  His battled ended on December 2nd.  This loss has been hard for me.  I've been a member of my husband's family for 16 years; pretty much my entire adult life.  My father-in-law was truly my father figure in...

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