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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 »

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 »

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 »

New Fabric.

It finally arrived! (I already put some of it to good use.) Top picture:  mostly Denyse Schmidt’s County Fair, with some Ikea solid canvas and blue quilting cotton mixed in. Middle:  Riley Blake Bottom:  Echino

Posted by robyn on September 15th, 2009 under crafts, sewing | 3 Comments »

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