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I'm a forever Floridian and somewhat Texan who likes the needle arts, movies, reading, and papier stationery. My favorite flowers are sweet peas, forget-me-nots, and daisies (the friendliest flower).
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The Fourth of July is my most favorite holiday and Mental Floss is my most favorite magazine. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at alliecal
Today at lunch Buffalo Springfield played over the restaurant's speakers and Ma Calvert told me about this Muppet Show skit. Still relevant years later. I love the forest animals. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at alliecal
I tried hand lettering again. The second time I got a little better. Still not perfect. The disguise came from this book. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at alliecal
Yarn is Araucania Ruca Multy in blue-teal. Pattern is by Catherine Procter, published in Purlescence and Ravelry. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2014 at alliecal
He is not here; He has risen, just as he said... Matthew 28:6 Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2014 at alliecal
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
alliecal is now following Krista
Oct 27, 2013
Posted Oct 19, 2013 at alliecal
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
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
this 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
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
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
Posted Apr 10, 2013 at alliecal
Posted Mar 30, 2013 at alliecal
alliecal is now following Terri Morse
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
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
alliecal is now following Karla Dornacher
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
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
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
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
Posted Jan 1, 2013 at alliecal