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I just bought this full-of-awesomeness new chair for just $20 bucks at a yard sale.  It was totally meant to be that I and this chair would come together in holy craft-room-accessorizing matrimony – I’m sure of it!  I was on a bike ride and passed this yard sale in a posh part of town. […]

Posted by robyn on June 1st, 2010 under crafts, random, sewing | 8 Comments »

More PodPillows!

Hi everyone!  Wow, it’s been a while. I’ve been busy, busy, and each time I let some time pass between blog posts, I get first post syndrome all over again.  But I’ve gotten over it in time to say hello before next Christmas.  Phew!  And I brought some elephants with me to help break the […]

Posted by robyn on May 25th, 2010 under crafts, random, sewing | 4 Comments »

PodPillows: Now at Etsy!

Several PodPillows have just arrived in my Etsy store!  Take a look!

Posted by robyn on January 22nd, 2010 under crafts, random, sewing | 5 Comments »

PodPillow iPod/Mobile Device Stand

Recently we got a great book from friends with impeccable taste in food and cookbooks:  Lorna Sass’s Whole Grains Every Day, Every Way.  It’s a book with loads of recipes using grains you’ve (or at least I’ve) never heard of (amaranth, triticale, teff, kamut) and new ways to think about using those grains you already […]

Posted by robyn on January 20th, 2010 under crafts, random, sewing | 8 Comments »

Craft Hope for Haiti

In case you all haven’t heard about Craft Hope for Haiti, it’s an Etsy store that is taking handmade donated items from crafters everywhere and selling them to raise money for the relief effort in Haiti. All money received will go straight to Doctors Without Borders for Haiti. This is the item I’ve donated. Update: […]

Posted by robyn on January 19th, 2010 under crafts, random, sewing | Comment now »

Tutorial: iPod Touch Cover!

Hello my music-listening, smart-device-toting sewing friends!  Some of you may recall my little green iPod cover (that, incidentally, never got its own blog post, but has made some special (or stealthy) guest appearances in some posts about other bags (like here and here!)).  Not only have you observant readers spotted it in a few places, […]

Posted by robyn on January 13th, 2010 under crafts, sewing, tutorials | 29 Comments »

Orange Wristlet

Don’t we all need a little more orange in our lives?  Especially in these more dreary, short-on-daylight days of winter?  I know I do, and apparently so does Megan, who will be receiving this wristlet in short order.  She is a known lover of orange, as evidenced by other things I’ve made for her, and […]

Posted by robyn on January 6th, 2010 under crafts, sewing | 3 Comments »

Resolutions, crafts of a different kind, and a new bike stand!

Yesterday was dedicated to crafts, but much different than the quilting, sewing, and baking that I’ve been so fond of the last couple of weeks.  I made strides towards fulfilling my first New Year’s resolution, which is to become a better bike mechanic.  I spent most of Saturday building this DIY bike stand for repairs […]

Posted by robyn on January 3rd, 2010 under crafts, random | 4 Comments »

Homemade soft pretzels

Vacation has been good to me.  I’ve had lots of time to bake cookies, cakes, and most recently, these delicious homemade soft pretzels. Some of you may know that I adore soft pretzels.  I started my affair when living in Germany, where every bakery would sell them fresh and delicious.  It’s also a welcome treat […]

Posted by robyn on December 30th, 2009 under cooking, crafts | 11 Comments »

Finished Hope Valley Quilt

I finished the Hope Valley quilt I was working on, and it’s been successfully gifted to its recipient for Christmas!  I managed to use a bit of each of my fat quarters from the entire line, plus a bunch of stash solids and other patterns in similar colorways.  I ended up using ivory sashing and […]

Posted by robyn on December 28th, 2009 under crafts, sewing | 20 Comments »

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