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Sara
California
Champagne in one hand...but what's in the other? A blog about my latest obsessions, inspirations and living life in color
Interests: crochet, travel, weight training, running, hula hooping, bootcamp
Recent Activity
yes, that model is probably going to get too pricey for me though. She insists on being paid in champagne cocktails......!!
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I'm not saying I'm friends with my friends just because they are good-looking....my friends are beautiful inside and out. My family too. But it sure helps, when looking for top models for my scarves if they are kind and aesthetically pleasing ;-)! This week, two loyal and brave friends (Els... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2011 at Champagne in one hand...
thanks Debi! It's so much fun! The poor sheep better hold on tight to their fleeces, cos I'm coming!!
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2011 on Adventures in Nuno at Champagne in one hand...
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So, my felting (yes Karen, I said 'felting') obsession continues in full force, and I promised a tutorial right? but then i got carried away playing with 'nuno' felting. Nuno (Japanese for 'cloth') describes a felting technique when wool or other loose fiber is bonded to a sheer fabric (most... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2011 at Champagne in one hand...
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On Sunday my blog went over 2000 hits (total, not per day)!! This may not seem much to seasoned bloggers but I'm a very proud infant blog mama! What I'm super excited about is how international the blogkingdom is. Champagne in One Hand... has had visitors from 36 countries (that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at Champagne in one hand...
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What do you get if you cross these: with a pool noodle, some bubble wrap, washing up liquid, vinegar, hot water, a pair of knee-high tights, a rolling pin and a towel? (No, it's not a joke!) This!!!! (and my new obsession ;-) I made the iris scarf with white... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2011 at Champagne in one hand...
Sara is now following rosiepink
Aug 11, 2011
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There's a lot of sheep in Iceland. That many sheep must produce quite a lot of wool... and it's cold in Iceland, most of the time. No wonder Icelandic folk have an affinity for all things woolen (in addition to elves and trolls and vikings). This blog post is a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2011 at Champagne in one hand...
Gracias Susana por visitar mi blog y gracias por tu comentario :-)
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2011 on Works in Progress at Champagne in one hand...
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Just like Rihanna (who knew she crocheted?), chains and WIPs excite me! I haven't talked about crochet for a while on my blog but believe me, there's still plenty going on. Here are a few of my latest Works In Progress :-) First up: the yarn-gobbling Glamorous Granny from Le... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2011 at Champagne in one hand...
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A week has flown by since I returned from Iceland! Sadly, this adventure was the "last huraah" for my faithful, world-traveling netbook....it must have been jiggled around in one too many timezones :-( "Death due to fried motherboard" (ouch!) recorded last week. RIP dear friend, you will be missed... So,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at Champagne in one hand...
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This weekend I entered 3 of the 1000s of photos taken during my 13 months of travel around New Zealand, South America and India to the Photography competition at Ventura County Fair. I naively presumed that it would be a low key, small scale affair; me and approximately 8 other... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at Champagne in one hand...
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Yeah, so I got itchy travel feet….. I blame the fact that I was hungry when my friend Lorelle suggested an adventure to Iceland (we were at brunch) and I nearly snatched her passport-holding hand off! Iceland - somewhere between Greenland and Great Britain She preyed on my weakened state;... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2011 at Champagne in one hand...
aren't they fantastic!! some were very spandau ballet/duran duran! I love your name. if i get one i will name it in your honor!
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2011 on Alpacas and Packing at Champagne in one hand...
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Anyone who knows me knows that I am a packing supremo! If packing was an Olympic sport, I’d be atop of medal mountain. When travel beckons, my bag is packed quicker than you can say “pronto”, in a compact, spatially efficient and effortlessly stylish manner, ready to go at least... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at Champagne in one hand...
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Happy Friday Everyone! This is the third part of my series of F(Ph)enomenal Friday posts about the people of Children Walking Tall kids charity in Goa. Click on Part I and Part II for the previous articles. If good things come in small packages, today’s F(Ph)enomenal person is, um, phenomenally... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2011 at Champagne in one hand...
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These booties are made for walking... and that's just what they'll do... one of these days these booties are gonna walk all over you. (my boyfriend must really love me to pose for me like this ;-)) July 4th weekend was all about booties (and some barbecue and star spangled... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2011 at Champagne in one hand...
So....I have severe crocheter's Attention Deficit Disorder! I will continue to make lined bikinis, baby booties and kiddie clothing as well as T shirt (tarn) and wool roving handbags (using your fab bag lining tutorial LOTS!)...then there's "Le Monde de Sucrette"'s giant granny square challenge and the freeform CAL at "Crochet Liberation Front". In September I'm attending the CGOA Knit and Crochet show in North Carolina and that's gonna open me up to heaps more crochet trouble with classes in freeform, broomstick and hairpin crochet.I KNOW more as-yet-unidentified projects will creep in when i'm not looking! thanks for the awesome giveaway.
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ha ha! I recognize that 'honest' ;-)
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careful what you wish for Michaela ;-)
thanks Angie and thanks for organizing the challenge. i've never done a CAL before and I'm meeting such lovely people! It's lovely to see how you've connected people from all around the world! Long live the granny!!
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I vowed I’d never do it….never!! never!! never!! No way Jose would I crochet a GRANNY SQUARE!!!! It just seemed too, um, grannyish! I realized I was granny-prejudiced but I get teased enough about my "habit" (read obsession) and crochet already suffers from an (undeserved) reptuation of being a bit... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2011 at Champagne in one hand...
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This is part II of a series of F(Ph)enomenal Friday posts about the people of Children Walking Tall. For part I, click here. And today, I welcome you to..... “Who Wants To Be A (rupee) Millionaire” (cue loud audience applause) For 1000 rupees: Have you even seen or read about... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at Champagne in one hand...
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Happy 1000 hits to me, Happy 1000 hits to me, Happy 1000 hits dear Champagneinonehand.typepad.com (sing really fast), Happy 1000 hits to me! Yep, over the weekend I passed the 1000 views milestone on my blog (who woulda thought I could hit the refresh button that many times?!!). I’ve had... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2011 at Champagne in one hand...