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I finished my Hinterland Dress in March and love it so much. The fabric is a cotton poplin from Blackbird Fabrics (currently not listed on their site) and continues with my "blue makes" theme for the year. I made two... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2021 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Two goals this month! I would love to finished my pair of Hello Sailor socks (the gym sock version) using the yarn from Farmer's Daughter Fibers sock squad. And then I am hoping to make a Hinterland Dress from that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2021 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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I have been making this favorite things list for EIGHT YEARS. Here is the first one when I was TWENTY-SIX. The gist is I try to share a number of "things" that were new to me/made me happy/bettered my life/etc... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2021 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Just two garment projects planned this month! I plan to use my February sock squad yarn (from Farmer's Daughter Fibers) to knit a pair of Hello Sailor socks (the gym sock version). And then I would love to finally use... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2021 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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I was hoping to finish three tops in January and I ended up finishing two and knitting two pairs of socks instead. Absolutely hyped though with what I got done. The cardigan is the Cocoknits Sarah cardigan in bright blue... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2021 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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It's puzzle season! Normally, I borrow them from my library (they have an awesome puzzle exchange program) but our local libraries are closed for browsing due to Covid, so I am window shopping for more to do. Here's a round... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2021 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Last July I shared six books I read and loved in the first half of 2020 and I am back with six more favorites (all fiction this time!). My goal last year was to read 100 books; I ended up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2021 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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When I pulled out our decorations in November, I felt like my walls could use a few more Christmas pieces. The first idea was easy, fill the hallway frames with printable art. The second was a bit more tedious...cross-stitch...something. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Usually, toward the start of a new year, I would have all sort of homemade garment goals. But this year, coming off a three month break from sewing and knitting, it's hard for me to picture what I want to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2020 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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I thought it would be fun to catalog the garments I sewed and knitted in 2020. It was an interesting year for my clothes making hobby. I made a bunch of garments (mostly dresses!) while Paul was deployed and then... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2020 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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It's candle season! From the day daylight saving time ends to early March, I look forward to the ritual of lighting candles each night. My favorite taper candles are the dripless white ones from Trader Joe's and I stock up... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2020 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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In 2016 and 2017 I sewed two 45x60 inch Christmas quilts! I love pulling them out each year and wanted to share more photos and details here in case they may inspire your own quilting this season. My 2016 quilt... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2020 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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I am excited to share some of my favorite products (from mostly small businesses) that would make great gifts this season. I have given (and received!) all of these over the past few years and I couldn't recommend them more.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2020 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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'Tis the season for Christmas projects! I am so excited to share a simple felted leaf garland tutorial with you today. Supplies: wool felt in one or two (or more!) colors. I used this dark green and then a lighter... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2020 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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This is our second year in our house but the first year I have spent nine months mostly at home, staring at the same few walls. It's not even Thanksgiving but I was so excited to get out our decorations... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2020 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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I set a goal to read 100 books in 2020. 100. LOL. At first it seemed realistic. And then shelter-in-place began and I became glued to my phone. I didn't finish a single book in April. I doubt I am... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2020 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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For the month of May, I participated in "Me Made May" a DIY clothing challenge hosted by Zoe. (You can read more about this challenge and FAQs here.) This was my third time through the challenge. (You can read about... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2020 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Another year! Another round up. Here are 34 new-to-me-this-year things I discovered last year that made my life better. (Please note, I use affiliate links on a few of these) Pirate Ship : right in the middle of shipping out... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2020 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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For the past year I have been paying more attention to my skin care routine. I have always had very dry, fairly sensitive skin on my face. I wanted to see what would happen if I spent a few extra... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2020 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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As we wrap up 2019, I was feeling a bit bummed about my reading this year but then, I popped over to Goodreads and saw a bunch of 5 stars I had forgotten about. So that's great news. Big year... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2019 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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My final baby, Piper, will be FOUR in two days. I figured it was probably time to finish this birth story I started typing in...checks notes...August 2017. I know. I don't remember this birth as well as I remember the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2019 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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I don't think I have actually shared this on the blog but we moved! Yes! Bought a new house in our same neighborhood in December 2018, tore it all apart in mid-February 2019 and moved in to a demo zone... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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For the month of May, I participated in "Me Made May" a DIY clothing challenge hosted by Zoe. (You can read more about this challenge and FAQs here.) This was my second time through the challenge. (You can read about... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Checking in with my April "projects in progress." I didn't finish anything that that I had started at the beginning of March. But I did complete a few new things. First, I made a bunch of pairs of underwear. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Checking in with my March "projects in progress." But first, last month's wins! I finished my harlowe pullover and am so happy with how it turned out. I changed the pattern a lot (crew neckline inspired by the cline sweater... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2019 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe