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The little orange quilt that I posted about a few months ago is finally finished! I intitally put white binding on it (I was kind of on binding auto-pilot), but I didn't like it. The orange looks much better - it was worth the trouble of re-doing it. I think... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2012 at The Cork Board
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What a bad blogger I've been for these past few months! But I have a pretty good excuse - we're expecting!! The first part of this pregnancy, I felt drained and exhausted, and I lost all interest in design and crafting. I was in serious hibernation mode! Now, at 20... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at The Cork Board
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Thank you so much to everyone who came out to see mom and me on Saturday. Our first ever craft fair was a big success! We learned a lot, had fun, and I think we're both hoping to do it again. Today, I'm enjoying being back in my studio. It's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2011 at The Cork Board
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This little sailor was a recent garage sale find. I can't figure out what he would have been a part of originally, but he's become a charming addition to my studio. Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2011 at The Cork Board
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Here are some of the greeting cards that I've made for the upcoming Jr. Women's Club Craft Fair on November 19. I'll have them (and a handful of other goodies) for sale. Be sure to stop by and say hello - I'll be in the Ag Pavilion at the Seward... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2011 at The Cork Board
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(Nalogina Lubov) (Sharon Montrose) (Mia Underwood) (Little Goodall) (Sara Carr) (Content In A Cottage) Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2011 at The Cork Board
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This little quilt is the result of some experimentation with improvisational piecing. I've been having so much fun piecing this way - it's very liberating! I have these blocks up on my design wall. Bright orange is a departure from my usual color palette, but I've been experimenting with color,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2011 at The Cork Board
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My friend Dorothy came up the pattern for this cute fish. She asked me to make one to check her directions before she puts it for sale. Fitting the curved pieces together was a little challenging (I should really know better than to sew after 8pm), but I'm happy with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2011 at The Cork Board
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A 1961 Hollywood audition for "Black Cat." (via mydeadpony) Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2011 at The Cork Board
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Earlier in the week, my mom and I went with my grandpa and his brother, Don, to see the farm where my great-grandmother grew up. The barn was built by my great-great-grandfather. It's now home to this flock of white ducks. Epic cobwebs inside the barn! A rusty doorknob on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2011 at The Cork Board
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Here's a quilt I made for our newest niece, Olivia. Four inch squares in shades of pink, with simple two inch sashing. I think she likes it! Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at The Cork Board
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There's been some sewing going on around here in the form of little pouches. Great for corralling an ipod, chapstick, etc. in the bottom of a bag. Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2011 at The Cork Board
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Check out these amazing time-bending photos by Italian photographer Giuseppe Savini. (via Miss Moss) Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at The Cork Board
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Here are a few of my favorite finds from last month's trip to the Brimfield flea market: These two prints are from a nineteenth century book of animal illustrations. They are beautifully hand colored. I already have several lovely bird prints, but this one was too nicely colored to leave... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2011 at The Cork Board
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Last month, my good friend Jessica and I traveled to the massive flea market that takes place three times a year in Brimfield, Massachusetts. With over 5000 dealers, it is the largest outdoor flea market in the country. I had attended Brimfield during my time at Martha - to source... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at The Cork Board
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I had to share this great find from a yard sale at the local college. I'd already decided to snag this chair - it has great mid-century modern lines, is in good condition, and is comfortable to sit on. Then I flipped it over and...surprise! It's genuine Thonet! For three... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2011 at The Cork Board
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We just returned from an restful week in the British Virgin Islands. The trip coincided with our first anniversary, which made it all the more special. It was my first visit to this part of the world, and I was blown away by the gorgeous colors! Here are a handful... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2011 at The Cork Board
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We were excited to return from a weekend away to find a cardinal nest in one our our hanging baskets. I'd never seen cardinal eggs before - these were light blue with brown speckles. Yesterday the eggs hatched! The new birds seem quite at home in the red geranium. Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2011 at The Cork Board
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Leah Evans, Industry's River Haptic Lab Ian Hundley, Oberg White HI + LOW Valerie S. Goodwin, Seaside, Florida Spotted around the web: maps and quilts coming together beautifully in the work of these artists. (Images: Leah Evans, Haptic Lab, Ian Hundley, HI + LOW, Valerie S. Goodwin) Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2011 at The Cork Board
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Since I still can't decide how to quilt the Charley Harper quilt, I started a new project to keep myself busy. I saw this Circle of Geese pattern on The Sometimes Crafter a while back. I immediately loved the look of the pattern and thought it would be a fun... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at The Cork Board
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I am happy to report that I've finished piecing the Charley Harper Oriole! If my math is correct, there are 1240 pieces! I still need to figure out the quilting - I might take it to Cosmic Cow in Lincoln to be done. Quilt tops don't really come to life... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2011 at The Cork Board
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Here are a few pictures from our recent trip to Hong Kong: The crazy view from our 27th floor hotel room. I couldn't get over how DENSE everything was. Even after living in NYC, I was a little overwhelmed by the intensity of it all. Taking a sampan tour of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2011 at The Cork Board
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I needed a quiet evening and a movie to get the binding finished up on this little quilt. I always drag my feet about the binding and then find it's quite satisfying to do. This project is my recreation of a little crib quilt that I came across while looking... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at The Cork Board
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I think I've had these granny squares sitting around for five or six years. (Waaaay on the back burner, apparently.) They're only about 2" square - I crocheted them with DMC embroidery floss and a 2.75 mm crochet hook. It's about time I do something with them, so I'm planning... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2011 at The Cork Board
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I've been eyeing knit cowls for a while and, after seeing this post on Camp Comfort, decided to make one for myself. I had some balls of Rowan felted tweed, which I knit in seed stitch and twisted once before sewing the ends together, Möbius strip-style. It turned out soft... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at The Cork Board