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Friday, April 6, 2012

Architizer Blog - Seeing Double: The Collective Snapshot - Some very interesting and lovely photography here using an unusual effect. The Opera Houseu one is nice, but I think the Colosseum is my favorite.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

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Feeling superhero-ish, like a grown-up Hit Girl.
Feeling superhero-ish, like a grown-up Hit Girl.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

It's official, folks. Yours truly has finally broken out of the "Highly Commended" ghetto with a SECOND PLACE ribbon at the Easter Show for my Rhiannon socks! It feels... anticlimactic. And what's up with that display? I blocked those socks to perfection, and there they stand (!) all lumpy and wrinkled and weird-looking. I guess maybe they were trying to show off the front cable? I'm told that overall the displays are a much higher quality this year, but that my socks were one of the few sour notes. Sadly, Bokaclava and Sam Sawnoff didn't win any prizes, but I didn't really expect them to. (I had hoped that Bokaclava would be displayed on a dummy head! Alas, not..)

I'm working the Knitters Guild stall at the show this Saturday afternoon, so feel free to pop in and say hello!

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Kinect Star Wars
Dear Mr. Snook: WE NEED THIS. NOW. (Link courtesy of kottke.)

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Cake It To The Limit - An ambitious project to make every cake in the Women's Weekly Birthday Cake Book. The Snook is going to love this...

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How to use fancy gestures on the iPad (and why you should) - Apple News, Tips and Reviews - WHOA. I didn't know any of these!

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Monday, April 2, 2012

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

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I sewed myself a new shirt today!  #crafty
I sewed myself a new shirt today! #crafty

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Edited to add: This is the Colette Sorbetto, a free PDF pattern. I modified it by leaving off the front pleat and adding some sleeves. The fabric is a Liberty Tana Lawn I bought last year. I'm still learning, so simple tops like this give me plenty of practice. I think this one will get some wear!

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Earn Your Stripes Quilt Blocks
Quilting took a back seat for a few weeks as I frantically finished all my Easter Show projects. Finally today I got a chance to put together the March MetaQuilter blocks. Amelia was the designer this month, and her quilt is the Earn Your Stripes quilt from Block Party: The Modern Quilting Bee. These were fairly free form, and I had fun playing with the beautiful fabrics she sent. I'll be posting these off tomorrow...

Earn Your Stripes Earn Your Stripes

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Sunday breakfast: Skillet-Baked Eggs w/ Spinach, Yogurt, & Spices Butter. YUM.
Sunday breakfast: Skillet-Baked Eggs w/ Spinach, Yogurt, & Spiced Butter. YUM.

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Edited to add: The recipe is here.

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Happy anniversary to my best friend! 12 years down. Bring on the bakery's dozen!
Happy anniversary to my best friend! 12 years down. Bring on the bakery's dozen!

Primal dinner at Quarter 21! Impending meat coma...
Primal dinner at Quarter 21! Impending meat coma...

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Saturday, March 31, 2012

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Big night... again. I wish I knew how to use makeup...
Big night... again. I wish I knew how to use makeup...

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You Can't Handle The Hottest Doctor Who Fashions of 1984 - I feel like I might actually have this book somewhere. I hope so. It looks awesome.

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Sydney Lineposter Screen Print Light Brown/White by lineposters - Nice. Just realized that with the fam visiting in a few months, I can get them to courier some things to us! This is going on the list...

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