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Kristina
Binghamton, NY
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Calvin, terrific photos! You definitely have your mother's talent for film. :) I got my asparagus in last weekend; you can read about that adventure here: http://sweetfernhandmade.blogspot.com/2011/04/intent-to-flourish.html
Toggle Commented May 3, 2011 on beginnings at SouleMama
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Lovely pictures, as always! I hope you're still able to get to the beach, now that you've moved inland a bit. I guess this post is evidence that you are!
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2011 on at the shore at SouleMama
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Love them! It's really cool that you used non-traditional materials for decorating, especially the almonds. Why didn't I think of that? It'd be great to see some up-close pics of the masterpieces. That little tease in the bottom photo is too small!
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2010 on Gingerbread Morning at Posie Gets Cozy
We got our house all Christmas-ed up last night, too. We have wood bead garlands that look just enough like cranberries to make me happy.
Toggle Commented Dec 7, 2010 on Garland-Making at Posie Gets Cozy
Love the runner! I've been working on one for my friend Kat for Christmas. It's such a big project, for just a table runner, but so completely and utterly worth it. Kristina http://sweetfernhandmade.blogspot.com
Toggle Commented Dec 2, 2010 on Lazy Day Yay at Posie Gets Cozy
Oooo, yes, I know the paint-spattered wrist-weary feeling very well. My husband and I are about a month into working on our new place, and you know what that's like, I would imagine. Every vertical surface needs paint! Three coats, in some cases! I've found that a narrow brush-- 1.5 inches, in my case-- is greatly helpful in eliminating sore wrists. Can't wait to see pictures!
The year I turned six, things were very tight. My dad's business hadn't yet gotten off the ground, the house needed repairs, and --did I mention?-- my birthday is two days before Christmas. Mom rummaged through the attic and filled bags and boxes. She painted a copy-paper box with a beautiful floral design, and gave me a dress-up kit to DIE for. I still remember what it felt like to open the box and dive into the goodies inside. One of the best birthdays ever.
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Awesome! I think about you guys, you know, when sitting in our hometown stadium watching my hardworking though clumsy B-Mets get clobbered by your superior Sea Dogs. The idea of knitting at the stadium is so lovely-- but unfortunately I can't seem to free my hands from beer and bratwurst long enough to partake!
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2010 on baseball is for knitting at SouleMama
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Sitting here with tears on my face. Beautiful post, Amanda. That day will come for us, too. Someday.
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2010 on once a week at SouleMama
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In my workbasket? An AMH evening empire dress made from AMH voile. It's my first dress, and it's nearly done!
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2010 on crafting :: in progress at SouleMama
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Adorable. I bet those guys will be re-telling that story for the rest of their lives: the day the sweet neighbor lady brought them PB&J.
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2010 on Bread and Jam at Posie Gets Cozy
That looks like a great recipe for healing. Though not specifically a remedy, I came up with some tasty homemade ice pops (from fresh fruit) over here: http://www.growandmake.com/homemade-popsicle-recipes. Cheers!
Toggle Commented Jun 29, 2010 on Feel-Better Pops at SouleMama
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Oh, I am well familiar with the canning frenzy that overtakes my mind every mid-summer or so. 2008 was the year I learned to can. Beginning at the tail end of August, and ending at Halloween, I somehow managed to put up nearly 300 jars. This sort of fixation might be what awaits you this summer, be forewarned. I don't know what's so addictive about canning, but it surely is! Have fun.
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Ooooh yes. I've never met her, but her warmth and style shines through just in her fabrics, goodness sakes. This makes me want to buy about a billion more yards of Little Folks, and spend the rest of the year sewing.
Toggle Commented May 20, 2010 on Anna Maria Dress at Posie Gets Cozy
Love, love, love the covered buttons. Somehow you always manage to take something special and make it even special-er.
Toggle Commented May 19, 2010 on Lichen Woods at Posie Gets Cozy
AMH is so fabulously inspiring. I just love her.
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http://www.mabelshouse.blogspot.com. She is truly fantastic!
Toggle Commented Apr 29, 2010 on A question for you at house on hill road
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Yay for garden salads! We had some arugala on top of pizza Sunday night: http://sweetfernhandmade.blogspot.com/2010/04/first-of-year.html I love this time of year. :)
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2010 on Tuesday at house on hill road
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Be thou at all inspired by the goodness going on at Posy Get Cozy the last few days? I see so much in common. Namely, ruffles, ruffles everywhere!
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2010 on an early jump on spring at angry chicken
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Condolences on the death of your Cusinart! Fingers crossed for another great discovery this summer.
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2010 on in my kitchen at SouleMama
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My favorite part is the delicate and very deliberate soap bubbles. Excellent job!
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2010 on book copying at angry chicken
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I love love love this voile collection, too! You and your scarf are so cute! I made myself one, too, on the day my fabric arrived in the mail.
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2010 on love in voile at SouleMama
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So happy to hear a second book is in the works! I just bought your first book this past weekend, and can I just say: you can design a fabulous, cute apron like no one's business.
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2010 on being at Sew Liberated
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Oh my. I am so happy for you both, and so excited to see what this next phase of your life has in store!
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2010 on The Clearing at Posie Gets Cozy
The best handmade gift I ever received was a quilt made by my husband's aunt, given to us on our wedding day.