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This is why I do most my knitting and crocheting late at night or during my commute. If I don't, something will end up on a toe or in a mouth... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at simpletruths
Quite a while ago I posted a video tutorial on how to make a crochet i-cord, and recently someone asked me what I did with the icords I made. Purse handles? pillow edging? Nope. love it. Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2012 at simpletruths
via Granny Square tutorial! yay. So simple, you'll wonder why you haven't been making them all this time. Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 20, 2012 at simpletruths
It's one thing to craft. It's another to craft hope - out of yarn, out of fabric, hope. it's great. Craft Hope is one of my favorite organizations. Over the years I've been able to participate in many different projects - Craft Hope for Haiti, scarves for foster kids, and bracelets that made their way to Russia. It was great. Now there's a new project (project 16 to be specific). Beanies and Bags! Can you knit, crochet, sew? If so Craft Hope is spear heading the collection of beanies for children undergoing cancer treatment and pillowcase sized "overnight" bags for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2012 at simpletruths
via What do you think? I'm planning on adding another 2 rounds. 4 feet across is my goal. Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 24, 2012 at simpletruths
Did you make any new years' resolutions? We're 3 weeks into 2012 - how's it going? Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2012 at simpletruths
via If you regularly take photos of anything smaller than a newborn baby you should check this out. Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 4, 2012 at simpletruths
via seriously? amazing. Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 5, 2011 at simpletruths
When was the last time you were this proud of yourself? Little Mr. just finished that dinosaur puzzle pretty much by himself. Thumbs up indeed. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2011 at simpletruths
yup... I'm pretty proud. OK - full disclosure. I'm not actually FINISHED, finished. I only need about 3 more yards. So if I want to make another rug like this I'll have to remember that I need 203 yards of cording - that's awkward. I might be hooked on XL crochet for a while, but not exclusively. I mean I don't see this being a very viable commuting project. I've gotten pretty good and knitting and crocheting while standing on BART but I think a rug might be doing a little bit too much - even for me. _________________________________________________________________________________________ The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2011 at simpletruths
yes, you must.....did you?
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2011 on Kale chips at simpletruths
I'm this close to finishing the first of my secret projects. Everything should be complete, and beautiful, and photographed (with my real camera - not just my phone) this week. In the meantime... Don't let the grandma-doilyness of the photo fool you. The cropped areas are hiding a big surprise. ____________________________________________________________________________________ In other news, as the little Mr and Ms get older I'm being drawn more and more to the idea of house rules. Here are some of my favorites: from: from: Cool Wall Art The final line in this one is "If it doesn't concern you, don't mess... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2011 at simpletruths
How, then do you enjoy the wonderfulness that are fresh made smores?!
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2011 on Happiness Pillow at Ransacked Goods
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I'm working on three Top Secret projects right now. Do you want a peek? ... ... and.... and then there's this... tee hee hee Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2011 at simpletruths
you're welcome!
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2011 on Little Curly at simpletruths
via How have I not posted about Little Curly on here before?! These are my favorite, favorite illustrations right now. I seriously want to plaster an entire wall with these adorable images. You should take a look too - she just opened up her very own shop. Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 18, 2011 at simpletruths
If you've been following this blog for a while you know that, despite being a bit of a shutter bug, Mr. Man and I are rarely in front of the camera at the same time. It's entirely possible that the picture below is the first one we've taken with just the two of us since Valentines dinner - last year. Before I was even pregnant with my now 9 month old. We both took some time off of work, to recharge, do some things around the house, have a few meals, finish a few sentences. We did it up, true... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2011 at simpletruths
Well bling, bling!
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2011 on Thanks! at Ransacked Goods
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via This is, quite possibly, the most adorable store about baking bread - ever. Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 10, 2011 at simpletruths
First a question for anyone who's ever been a vendor anywhere - How do you feel about people taking pictures of your booth; of a specific item in our booth? There is a story behind this question but I'd love your input first. -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. One of my favorite things to do/places to go is the Alameda Antiques Faire that happens the first sunday of each month - weather permitting. I don't go every month, with a full time job, a family, a sizable yard, simpletruths of course, and a myriad of other things - you can imagine that weekends are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2011 at simpletruths
I've finally taken my head from out of hole I'd stuck it in. Have you ever gotten so sucked in my social media, by the constant cataloging of your 'likes' and who you're 'following'....not to mention creating circles and pins...that you just need to step away from all of it? that's what I did. just for a little bit. I checked out of the online world. What was I doing over here in my other world? Sifting through sand, shoveling rocks, making funny faces, throwing sticks at the feral cats that poop by my front door, dreaming of getting a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2011 at simpletruths
Thanks! That one is actually new :)
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2011 on Sleeves for the whole family at simpletruths
Over the last few weeks I've been making more cup sleeves (always fun), and I realized that I actually always have 2 or 3 in constant rotation. So in the shop I have a new listing for the Family Pack One of the reasons I usually have at least 2 in my purse at all times is because they're actually really useful for my Little Mr. also. We like Jamba juice - especially now that they have those fruit and veggie smoothies. Inevitably the cup will be too cold for his hands. I pop one of these puppies on his... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at simpletruths
This is officially on my list of fun weekend projects
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2011 on DIY Alphabet Art at Ransacked Goods
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We've been busy bees around here hopping from one summer activity to the next. One of my favorites so far has been going out to a small local airport, seeing a few REAL Tuskegee Airmen and getting to see some awesome propeller planes up close and personal. Little Mr's favorite part of the event was the bouncy house and running into his older cousin while we were there. (these two little guys are going to take over the world - as soon as they figure out which shoe goes on which foot.) ************************************************************************************** Crafty News: I'm still working on my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2011 at simpletruths