Yearly Archives: 2015

Happy Holidays!

On her last day of preschool (the 23rd), V was given candy canes.  The small red and white ones (this is important).  On the 24th, she said how she likes candy canes in a Christmas tree but we don’t have

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Not Eight Already!!!

I keep repeating myself but I just love that E was born right on the Winter solstice.  It’s so fitting.  For me at least, the solstice has this quiet joy.  We’re settling in for Winter but we know that days

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Photo Monday – Macro Portraits

Long ago, when a macro lens was still just a dream, I read that a macro lens works very well for portraits.  I was getting sick of doing close ups of stuff around the house so we took outside.  I

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Silky Alma Blouse

I should really learn not to try anything on right away when I’ve just finished it.  I’m almost always a little disappointed right then.  A day later, and I’m quite happy. Ha! Like I would be able to wait. Okay.  Technical

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Photo Monday – Ornaments

We put our Christmas tree up!  I wanted to get up close with the macro lens but it was darkish already.  I couldn’t get good focus on the branches so I’ll try again some other day.  But I did use

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All the Shirts and Blouses

All of them!  I may be developing an obsession.  They’re just what I want to wear right now.  It started with me not having enough fabric for a jacket-coat-thingy that I wanted to make.  But I did have two yards

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Photo Monday – Fiber and Handspun

This time around, I put some spinning fiber and some of the yarn I’ve spun in direct sunlight.  I was able to keep the ISO down at 400 and not get all blurry. Of course, the challenge then is exposing

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Stars Dress

Or I could have said “Christmas Tree Topper Dress”.  Or “What Was I Thinking She’s Going To Get Tomato Sauce All Over It White Dress”.  Let’s just stick with stars. This month’s Project Run and Play challenge is fabric manipulation.

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Mingo and Grace (For Me This Time)

I’ve been testing Mingo and Grace patterns since the very beginning.  Usually in V’s size.  This time though, for her 4th pattern, Farrah made a women’s pattern.  It’s based on the Blake dress (link to my post because I can’t seem

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Photo Monday – Big Flowers

Still experimenting with my macro lens and I happened to have some brand new flowers.  I took them to a well lit spot and snapped away.  Only when you get close, there’s a lot less light.  I went up in

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