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alliecal
I'm a forever Floridian and somewhat Texan who likes the needle arts, movies, reading, and papier stationery.
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I took a stab at hand-lettering which I've seen a lot on pinterest. I wasn't very good. The thick parts of the letters were more determined by marker bleed than realistic perspective. I shouldn't have used a Fat Sharpie. Microns would have been better. Also, I messed up Texas in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at alliecal
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This guy is really funny. I don't have kids but I laughed. Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2013 at alliecal
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a super cute tutorial from a super cute blog... the mypoppet version and the results... My sweet middle sister SKCP cut the templates, drilled the holes in the poles, and tied the frame together. I just stitched up the fabrics, binding, and buttons; then embroidered some initials. My part was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at alliecal
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Ernest Hemingway knows what's up. And bed, he thought. Bed is my friend. Just bed, he thought. Bed will be a great thing. The Old Man and the Sea Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2013 at alliecal
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this exists...so I bought it Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2013 at alliecal
Mental Floss is my most favorite magazine and the Fourth is my most favorite holiday. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2013 at alliecal
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Let's get one thing straight. I will never, ever be okay. Okay? I am permanently damaged. A freak. Just like you. Don't sweat it. I think being a freak's kind of cool. Yeah? Better than being a sheep like all the rest of them. Why would anyone want to be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2013 at alliecal
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It's Christmas in April...Actually, April 10 is National Sibling Day. It's like Christmas everyday because I pretty much won the lottery in the sibling department. My two sisters are the prettiest, sweetest, smartest, funniest, and coolest people I know. They're my greatest blessings. I LOVE them and thank God for... Continue reading
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Mar 26, 2013
Yesterday was Texas Independence Day or Go Texan day. Happy Rodeo :) It's the best time of the year. Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2013 at alliecal
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For Christmas, my aunt and uncle, who are two of the sweetest and coolest people on this planet, gave me a Knitting: 100+ Patterns Throughout the Year: 2013 Day-to-Day Calendar. This was the first pattern. I love these mittens:) but I love my Aunt Cheryl and Uncle Phil most :) Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2013 at alliecal
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Feb 9, 2013
Call me crazy but isn't Jack's Subway Tush from Will and Grace the exact same thing as a Forever ComfyTM but 13 years ahead of its time? Just watch the first 15 seconds or last 30 seconds of the first video. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2013 at alliecal
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This is what I see at the drive–thru while waiting for my cheeseburger, tots, and Route 44 Coke. There’s an entire street and parking lot lined with them and every one of the branches, or maybe I should say limbs, look like arms and hands. It’s too bad it was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2013 at alliecal
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I really love the Pleasant Home blog. So it’s no surprise that these two projects (1 and 2) from PH inspired this year’s Christmas gift to my sweet middle sister SKCP. Pleasant Home Versions: and the result: The heating pad's dimensions were 14” x 27” which I figured could easily... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at alliecal
To luck in this New Year Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2013 at alliecal
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Cute Tutorial. Dying of Cute version: and the result: I didn't read the directions and therefore didn't fold the paper in half before cutting the strips. This is important so that both sides of the curly-cues are the right side. Whoops :l Also, my curls were either so tight they... Continue reading
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