Misc.

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Open Tabs

Jan
1,476 Comments »   Posted by gretchen |  Category:Misc.

Do you keep loads of tabs open in your browser? Me too. Here’s what’s been open on my desktop this week:

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Nighttiming

Jan
No Comments   Posted by gretchen |  Category:Misc., Photos, Travel

The cabin fever caught up with us around dinner time last night, so we set off for the grocery store to pick up some vices (chocolate for me, cerveza for Brian). Oh how the snow makes everything softer and calmer- especially once the sun has set. The roads were just so quiet (literally), and the lack of light diminished the look of the dirty snow on the street corners.

Photos: Gretchen Lilly

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Spread the Word

Mar
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Take the pledge to be mindful of the words you use.  As someone who spends time with special needs kids, this has long been a pet peeve of mine.  Visit http://www.r-word.org/ for more info.

Image via www.r-word.org

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Listen to this

Jan
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The Most Beautiful Laundry Hamper

Feb


I was at The Container Store the other day, and while browsing the sale section, came across this, by Umbra.  I wanted it just for the fabric alone, but I’m trying to be responsible with my purchases (and I already have too many “bargains” that just sat around until I gave them to Goodwill).  Lucky for me, I actually did need it!

Someone in this household isn’t too speedy with the putting away of the clean clothes.  And our current clean clothes receptacle is this old plastic laundry basket my boyfriend inherited from his family.  I get really tired of looking at it; then I give up and put all of his clothes away.  Luckily, this “crunch can” is bigger than the other hamper, as well as much nicer to look at.  Oh, and it can scrunch down flat, for those times when the magical clean clothes elf appears.

Umbra makes many other sizes and shapes as well, available online at containerstore.com.  Oh, and many are still on sale!

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Super Buzzy!

Jan
No Comments   Posted by gretchen |  Category:Crafts, Misc., Sewing

I  just came across this totally cute fabric and notions website, superbuzzy.com.  The products are all from Japan, and are much more exciting than what you’d see at the local fabric store.  I’m really digging Retro & Nostalgic and House & Home fabric categories, especially this and this.  Perhaps some throw pillows, or a cozy for the flat panel tv?

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Welcome

Sep
968 Comments »   Posted by gretchen |  Category:Misc.

For most of my life, I’ve been involved with something creative: dance lessons as a child, photography classes in high school, and sewing off and on since the fourth grade.  In my adult life, I’ve found that it’s hard to make time for the creative things (I’m sure I’m not alone here!)  I no longer have those weekly dance lessons, there is no photography homework to think about, and setting up a sewing space means no place to eat my dinner.

This blog will now serve as the external motivation I seem to need to get things done.  This is the place where I will write about my current sewing and craft projects, and post photos I’ve taken.  I’m hoping that as I engage in more creative activities, I’ll be able to view the world in a more artistic way.

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