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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 »

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 »

Banjo Snowmeter

It snowed last night.  The first real snow of the winter here. How much? The Banjo Snowmeter says:  Belly high and still snowing. Perfect day to build a fire in the wood stove, hole up in the craft room, and try my hand at the Oh, Fransson’s Map of the States block tutorial with my […]

Posted by robyn on December 20th, 2009 under banjo, random | 1 Comment »

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 »

Weeks away

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity loads of great stuff.  Lest you think my silence has been because I’ve been mourning the loss of Mary all this time, let me give you a peek into what I’ve been up to. First, I believe I hopped off the blog bandwagon to attend […]

Posted by robyn on October 27th, 2009 under random | 3 Comments »


Yesterday was a sad, sad day for Peter Paul and Mary fans.  The day my Fisher Price tape recorder arrived, so did my first Peter Paul and Mary tape (the first of many), turning me into a lifelong fan and a devotee of three-part harmony.  I am happy to have had her voice in my […]

Posted by robyn on September 17th, 2009 under random | 3 Comments »

New things, a new year.

I’m 32 now. I think it’ll be a good year, if this first week is any indication. So far in this new year, I’ve treated myself to some new fabric, which I’ll be receiving shortly and will photograph when it comes.  Happy birthday to me!  I’ve also discovered and now adore Greek yogurt. There are […]

Posted by robyn on September 7th, 2009 under cooking, crafts, random | 6 Comments »

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day, everyone.  I hope that those of you that get a long weekend are  enjoying it weekend so far.  The weather here has been absolutely gorgeous and consequently there’s been some (really awful but fun) tennis playing, inspired by the incredible US Open in NY this past week (woah, those upsets make for […]

Posted by robyn on September 6th, 2009 under banjo, random | Comment now »

Dad’s Birthday Pie

We had a lovely birthday celebration with my family over the weekend.  We’re lucky enough to have a group of birthdays all within a few days of each other – mine, my dad’s, and Ryan’s.  And so we get together.  This year, we ate blueberry pie with hearts.  Yum!

Posted by robyn on August 31st, 2009 under cooking, random | Comment now »

Cross your Js and dot your Ts

I think that the last time I had handwriting that was easily readable was back in 1st grade.  Remember when we had that lined paper with the dotted line between the two solid lines?  The kind where you had to make enormous letters to fit between them?  It’s a shame that it’s not so acceptable […]

Posted by robyn on August 24th, 2009 under random | 5 Comments »

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