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Craft Room Explosion

The other day I felt like making something other than a PodPillow. I noticed my scrap basket was overflowing and I thought I would see about using those.  A craft room explosion was the result, although somewhat temporary.  Eventually, just about everything was organized into neat little scrap bundles. The rainbow scraps at the bottom […]

Posted by robyn on January 21st, 2012 under crafts, random, sewing | 1 Comment »

Fabric and Photography

  Now that I’m back in the sewing groove, I’ve decided to refresh some of the fabrics I’m using.  Thankfully, it wasn’t hard to decide where to start (it never is when it comes to finding new fabric, realistically).  I’ve been fairly preoccupied with yellow as of late, as evidenced by a new paint job […]

Posted by robyn on December 4th, 2011 under crafts, random | 2 Comments »

RAGBRAI days 2 – 7 and home again

Yikes!  So sorry my trip blogging came to an abrupt halt.  I didn’t get in a crash or die of a heart attack on the road, but there was virtually no internet to speak of, so I couldn’t post anything on the blog. It was frustrating at first, and then kind of nice to be 100% […]

Posted by robyn on August 6th, 2010 under random | 12 Comments »

Driving! – Day 1

Probably by tomorrow I’ll post about my drive with less exuberance. Chances are good I’ll rethink the exclamation mark altogether and just go with something between a … And a 🙁 maybe a simple period will do? Anyway, I’ve found farm country! I’ve got a solid 550 or so miles behind me and I’m nestled […]

Posted by robyn on July 21st, 2010 under random | Comment now »


I’m all packed for RAGBRAI!  This is all my stuff, packed into plastic bags. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from reading about this ride is that water is your Mortal Enemy and plastic shall defeat all evil.  In case you were wondering, I prefer Ziploc (double zip! big writing area!) to Hefty (snap system […]

Posted by robyn on July 20th, 2010 under random | 1 Comment »

How I’m spending my Summer vacation

So, this summer I’ll be riding my bike across the great state of Iowa.  The one with all the corn, pigs, and farms, smooshed between Nebraska and Illinois, Minnesota and Missouri.  You know… the state you’d ride your bike across if you were into stuff like that.  Like, apparently, I am. It’s my first time […]

Posted by robyn on July 5th, 2010 under random | 7 Comments »


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 »

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