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Free Knitting Pattern + Leftover Yarn=The Zero Dollar Hipster Baby Sweater

Free Knitting Pattern + Leftover Yarn = The Zero Dollar Hipster Baby Sweater

There are very few worse examples of my OCD than my knitting stash. I have a really hard time getting rid of yarn. And by yarn I mean any piece of spun fiber that is longer than twelve inches. And by really hard time I mean never. As a result my crafty crap bureau is […]

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Pannonica: The Cat Baroness

Pannonica: The Cat Baroness

This morning I made $61.01 at the BFF’s moving sale. Which is a good thing, because the feral animals in my yard are killing me financially. After spending nearly $400 on The Gray Stranger’s cat abortion, I fully expected her to take off for parts unknown, never to be seen again, once we opened the […]

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Things I Own Too Much Of: Underwear

Things I Own Too Much Of: Underwear

What I can never have enough of? Stripey socks. One of the exemptions of The Compact–my favorite environmental movement that challenges its participants to buy nothing new for one calendar year–is underwear. Yes, you can buy new underwear. Unlike most people, I have no problem buying used underwear at a garage sale. Why? Because I […]

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52 Letters, 52 Weeks Challenge: “Attila The Hoot” Owl Baby Hat

52 Letters, 52 Weeks Challenge: “Attila The Hoot” Owl Baby Hat

Letter #3 of my 52 Letters, 52 Weeks Challenge is a baby gift (included with a congratulatory note, of course) for my college roommate who lives in Atlanta. The only childhood item that my extremely practical college roommate, Georgia Peach, brought with her to college was her stuffed owl, Attila. So when Georgia Peach gave […]

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52 Letters, 52 Weeks Challenge–Letter #1

52 Letters, 52 Weeks Challenge–Letter #1

Check out this fabulous, enameled and bejeweled, bee-shaped pill box my friend Stephanie sent me for, oh, no good reason. She’s definitely tuned into my psychic radio station, because I know I’ve never mentioned to her that I’ve been looking for a pill box to replace the grubby little Tupperware container I’ve been carrying around […]

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The Lurid Details Of My Only Handmade Mandate for 2011

The Lurid Details Of My Only Handmade Mandate for 2011

Because, you know, it’s never too early to set yourself up for crushing failure, here are my initial expectations/rules for my ONLY HANDMADE IN 2011 Mandate: Unless I can figure out how to get a full-ride scholarship to an Italian school for shoemakers this year, I will not be getting new shoes. Why? Because any […]

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New Year’s Resolutions! Now With Less Money And More 2011!

New Year’s Resolutions! Now With Less Money And More 2011!

What? It’s the New Year already? But I’m still trying to finish up last year’s resolutions! Although I had many successes in 2010, such as getting beekeeping legalized in Santa Monica, California and driving fewer than 5000 miles in my car, most of my leftover chores mocking me from my half-done Master List have to […]

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