Happy Homemade Holidays

It all started with a swap of some crocheted hats for some embroidered shirts from Little Towheads.  I definitely got the better end of that deal! I was so excited about the prospect of handmade and bartered gifts that it set the tone for my entire holiday. When setting my reservation for our family photos I paid […]

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Blessing Gown

I was really down to the wire yesterday. With my husband’s family coming in earlier than I had expected, and all the festivities surrounding that, I was really pressed for time. It got to the point when I realized that since we were going out to dinner in Pasadena on Saturday night, that I no […]

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I. Am. An. Idiot.

Somebody, please. Anybody. Please save me. Save my from myself. Last week when I realized that even if the traditional family blessing gown is found in time it probably wouldn’t fit Early Bird anyway, I decided to continue in my husband’s grandmother’s tradition, and make a gown to be passed on for posterity. But I’m […]

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Off the Hook

With so many upcoming baby showers and birthday parties I’ve come back from hiatus and picked up my crochet hook. I went to JoAnn’s last week for inspiration and found a new yarn, Trellis. With just a little bit of fiddling I created this toddler poncho (Little Red was a little reluctant to model such […]

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My Role as a Woman

His first day in Hawaii, my husband (then fiance) called me and his family to tell us how cold he had been his first night. It was January and his complaints fell on blizzard-frozen ears in Detroit and my only-slightly-more sympathetic ears in Idaho. What of the lightweight blanket he had received for Christmas? It […]

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