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signs of the end

There they are, the last of this year’s tomato harvest. I like the fact that in this photo you can get a glimpse of the sky and trees that overlook our tomato plants. It’s a happy but initially unintended photo element. I feel a little silly posting non-family shots in our karenoch flickr photostream so […]

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home.

I’ve been absent from this space for a bit. We’ve had days full of fun and activity. So much so that one of the kids asked for a day of staying home and doing nothing. It’s been really busy in a fun way. I’ve had little time for crafting–which is a key to my sanity. […]

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everyday’s a Saturday (and something free)

We’re only in the third day of summer vacation and we’re transitioning just fine. Yesterday’s painting project was somewhat perilous (3 boys+acrylic paint+one adult) but overall, the relaxed pace has been nice. I keep thinking that today is Saturday. In fact the last three days have felt like Saturdays. After July 4th, we’ll start some […]

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unexpected rainbows

Last week was beautifully warm so we, the kids and I, spent some time outside. Evan was inspired to make these footprints. Somehow our oldest brother convinced the middle brother to participate. There was a water break and then the conscripted help started working on his own chalk project. I was preoccupied with making dinner […]

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oh yeah…

I meant to post here that I have a post here. It’s my first entry as a craft blog contributor. Fun! That is all. Continue about your business.

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for the love of crayons

They usually live a quiet existence. Sitting in a cookie tin, they seem to multiply when we aren’t looking. Those crayons are sneaky. I was browsing Stubby Pencil Studios and found these. Saturday I made my own recycled star crayons. My reasoning is that they’ll make nice gifts to hand out for O’s birthday in […]

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real life & a little fame

We are into the second week of “real life” with school, work and everything else back on track. Well, my brother-in-law has been visiting so perhaps we’re not really back to the usual routine yet. Maybe next week will be real life after the long weekend and extra day off for the special election–or the […]

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Merry Christmas to me

Note: this post is a little diversion from family news. It’s a peek into a recent sewing project. For a while, I have been wanting a new sweater. I’m a little particular when it comes to buying clothes. It has to fulfill my requirements of size (to fit a petite me), quality (poorly constructed garments […]

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overdue upload

Today I uploaded pictures from November on our flickr space. It was much overdue. I’ve been borrowing a dslr and, wow, what a difference it makes. The intention was to use it for a bunch of product shots for TurtleStar. You might notice a difference if you visit my shop. We’ve also been taking it […]

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TurtleStar news

Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I’ve listed a bunch of items in my shop. I completed my first sale and that was fun. I am offering $5 flat rate shipping to you, my reader, until the end of the week, December 5th.* It’s a “thank you” for supporting my endeavor. Just […]

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