Archive for the 'crafts' Category

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Quilt in Progress (or, Ode to Freezer Paper)

I mustered up the courage to cut into my new fat quarter pack!  In fact, I’ve managed to leave myself mostly with scraps left over, after working hard to create some blocks for a new quilt.  Above are a bunch of pieces that will become blocks over the next few hours… if my back holds […]

Posted by robyn on December 22nd, 2009 under crafts | 3 Comments »

Branches Bag

I don’t know if you find this to be true, but it seems it’s nearly impossible to find cheery women’s clothing in the winter.  All sweaters (long-sleeved, of course – none of this short-sleeved sweater nonsense that goes on in stores right now) are nothing but dark and boring colors.  Ryan makes fun of me […]

Posted by robyn on December 21st, 2009 under crafts | 7 Comments »

Hope Valley!

Well hello there!  It’s been a while since I’ve had much craftiness to share, but I’m now officially on vacation from work for a couple of weeks, and I am crossing my fingers that the desire to hunker back down in the craft room returns with a vengeance.  I’ve just not been feeling it lately […]

Posted by robyn on December 13th, 2009 under crafts | 8 Comments »

Tutorial: Make your own vanilla extract in 8 easy steps

OK, so I was so enticed by all the information I found on making your own vanilla, that I couldn’t wait and decided to make my own ASAP.  It’s remarkably simple and I think it will yield a great lot of vanilla that’s much cheaper and better than what you can buy in the store.  […]

Posted by robyn on November 25th, 2009 under cooking, crafts | 3 Comments »

Make your own vanilla extract

I think my most frequently purchased baking supply, besides flour and sugar, is vanilla.  It is insanely expensive, and I always feel resentful picking up a decent bottle that costs more than 10 dollars, knowing that it won’t last for very long.  As a side note, it makes me even more enraged to know that […]

Posted by robyn on November 21st, 2009 under cooking, crafts | Comment now »

Small bits of inspiration

There seems to be a lot going on right now, and at the same time, nothing at all.  Does this ever happen to you?  The work week has been filled with some crazy, hectic, and full days that often start with me climbing on my bike at 5:20 in the morning and not pedaling home […]

Posted by robyn on November 18th, 2009 under crafts, random | Comment now »

Dehydrator treats

I’ve been experimenting with more dehydrator goodies.  Most recently, I made the cookies pictured above from some apricots, dates, walnuts coconut, and sunflower seeds.  I didn’t measure, but just put in handfuls of everything into a food processor, processed until it was pasty, made cookie-shaped balls of the paste, sprinkled with dried coconut, and then […]

Posted by robyn on November 15th, 2009 under cooking, crafts | 1 Comment »

Pebble Tote

Melinda asked me to make her a bag… oh… about a bazillion months ago.  For some reason, this one didn’t come so easily to me.  I found myself with a bout of crafter’s block trying to find just the right pattern and fabric combo to suit her color requirements.  I think I made three separate […]

Posted by robyn on November 8th, 2009 under crafts, sewing | 4 Comments »

Linen Wristlet

Aren’t wristlets so handy?  I carry one around when I need to just bring the essentials with me:  iPod, cell phone, some cash and credit cards, and of course my indispensable lip balm.  I often will have one tucked in my bike pannier bag at work, since  that big honkin’ thing is not really around-town […]

Posted by robyn on November 2nd, 2009 under crafts, sewing | 3 Comments »

New Laptop Sleeve: Scooters!

There was a time when I quite seriously contemplated buying a cute little Vespa or Honda scooter. They’re fairly cheap, and if you get one that’s below a certain engine strength (50cc), you don’t need to get a special license to ride them.  It’d be a perfect commuting vehicle, is extremely earth-friendly, compact, and oh-so-cute!  […]

Posted by robyn on October 31st, 2009 under crafts, sewing | Comment now »

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