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Artist Trade with Bone and Birch

Last Fall, I had the opportunity to do an artist trade with Cristina of Bone & Birch Needleworks! Cristina is a natural dyer (plus she practices some other really fascinating crafts like nalbinding), and so when she suggest we do a trade, I knew I’d be game! She asked if

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Artist Trade with Amy Lavigne (arosiecrochet)

Early this fall, a crocheter named Amy Lavigne emailed me, asking if I might like to do an artist trade for some of her crochet toys? Unbeknownst to her, I was actually in the early weeks of pregnancy with our little boy (due March 2020), so of course I knew

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Baby Hope Chest: Knits and Lucky Charms

We’re having another baby!! We’re so thrilled! I’m 18 weeks along, and our baby is due in late March. (We’ll be able to find out the gender in a couple of weeks!) And after a long, grueling three months of sickness, I’m finally happy to come out of hiding and

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July Baking: Breads, Doughnuts, and Peach Cake

I’ve done quite a lot of baking with Violet this month, and thought I’d share of few of the recipes we enjoyed best! What have you been baking lately? I’d love to hear recipe recommendations! 1. Apple Donuts We all 3 LOVED this recipe by “The Cake Blog” It’s not

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Upcycled Kid’s Art: DIY Bookmarks

Violet has been doing a lot more painting and drawing these days, and I wanted to make something useful out of her artwork. So we cut some of her big paintings into strips, laminated them, added simple tassels, and made bookmarks! We wrote a little note on the back of

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World’s Easiest Felt Board

I wanted to make Violet a felt board, but I didn’t really want to buy (or DIY) a frame. So I was staring around my basement, and thought: AHA!! A storage box! I stretched a big piece of felt over the lid, snapped the lid in place, cut out some

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Artist Trade with Rhapsody Fiber Arts

Earlier this year, we converted Violet’s crib to a toddler bed, and it’s been going remarkably well. She was ready for more independence, and I love that she’s finally allowed to have a blanket and pillow in there! It’s so nice to see her cozy at night! I knew right

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Homemade Pirate Ship Toys

A couple of weeks ago, Violet and I went out on a Mommy-Daughter date that was SO fun. We went to toddler story time at the library, then we went to Chick-fil-a for lunch and shared a scrumptious peach milkshake, and THEN we shopped around for toys at a kid’s

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Toddlerhood Is Teaching Me How To Embrace Emotions

Sometimes I think Motherhood is just “toddlerhood 2.0.” You know what I mean? Like, I’m basically trapped in a gut-wrenching awakening where I’m growing in tandem with my little tornado-of-raw-emotion! Everything moves so fast. The emotions and hormones are WILD. It’s a daily barrage of love and exhaustion and frustration

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