September 29, 2010

Made in MN Blogventure Wednesday 13: How Many Tuppence Can I Fit in this Bag?

The premise:
This blogventure celebrates my favorite colors, blue and green, while paying homage to the awesomeness of the HandmadeMN members via Etsy treasuries. Each one features items from a particular crafting category as listed on the HandmadeMN blog. If you like the items, leave a comment on the treasury - comments will bump the treasury toward the top of the list so other folks are more likely to view it and give some love to these fabulous artists!

Some categories have just a few shops and others have so many that they'll cover more than one week; I want everybody to get fair attention, so you might see some random treasuries here and there. It'll take at least six months to get through all the HandmadeMN shops, so saddle up!


Ammendment 1 (8.8.10): When I say "Wednesday" I really mean any day of the week.



This week:
How Many Tuppence Can I Fit in this Bag?
featuring

All Things Jane

And More Bags
Crazy Busy
Shaggy Baggy
Trigo
Veske by Lindsay


September 26, 2010

A little gnome told me...

to make a gnome hat. And then put a beard on it. So I did, and I'm hoping it will fit an infant and that said infant will tolerate it just long enough for a photo op.


Here it is next to a mug for scale:



Adult-sized version coming soon, possibly even with a pattern attached!

September 22, 2010

Made in MN Blogventure Wednesday 12: Senses and Sentiments

The premise:
This blogventure celebrates my favorite colors, blue and green, while paying homage to the awesomeness of the HandmadeMN members via Etsy treasuries. Each one features items from a particular crafting category as listed on the HandmadeMN blog. If you like the items, leave a comment on the treasury - comments will bump the treasury toward the top of the list so other folks are more likely to view it and give some love to these fabulous artists!

Some categories have just a few shops and others have so many that they'll cover more than one week; I want everybody to get fair attention, so you might see some random treasuries here and there. It'll take at least six months to get through all the HandmadeMN shops, so saddle up!


Ammendment 1 (8.8.10): When I say "Wednesday" I really mean any day of the week.



This week:
SENSES AND SENTIMENTS
featuring

Herbal Apothecary
Mirasol Farm
Sacred Suds
Twilight Soaps and Gifts
Warm Hugs
Appleberry Ink
Crafterall
Created by Kristen M
The Foxy Squirrel


September 16, 2010

Made in MN Blogventure Wednesday 11: Mishmash of Goodness

The premise:
This blogventure celebrates my favorite colors, blue and green, while paying homage to the awesomeness of the HandmadeMN members via Etsy treasuries. Each one features items from a particular crafting category as listed on the HandmadeMN blog. If you like the items, leave a comment on the treasury - comments will bump the treasury toward the top of the list so other folks are more likely to view it and give some love to these fabulous artists!

Some categories have just a few shops and others have so many that they'll cover more than one week; I want everybody to get fair attention, so you might see some random treasuries here and there. It'll take at least six months to get through all the HandmadeMN shops, so saddle up!


Ammendment 1 (8.8.10): When I say "Wednesday" I really mean any day of the week.



This week:
MISHMASH OF GOODNESS
featuring

The Mermaid's Dowry
Sue Pariseau Pottery
Bath N Beads
Christine By Hand
Prayer Bedes
Regan's Brain
Rita's Creations
Tina B Designs

September 12, 2010

Oh, 1960s, you crack me up.

Just sharing another gem that came from my grandma's house.

September 9, 2010

Made in MN Blogventure Wednesday 10: Sew Nice

The premise:
This blogventure celebrates my favorite colors, blue and green, while paying homage to the awesomeness of the HandmadeMN members via Etsy treasuries. Each one features items from a particular crafting category as listed on the HandmadeMN blog. If you like the items, leave a comment on the treasury - comments will bump the treasury toward the top of the list so other folks are more likely to view it and give some love to these fabulous artists!

Some categories have just a few shops and others have so many that they'll cover more than one week; I want everybody to get fair attention, so you might see some random treasuries here and there. It'll take at least six months to get through all the HandmadeMN shops, so saddle up!


Ammendment 1 (8.8.10): When I say "Wednesday" I really mean any day of the week.



This week:
SEW NICE
featuring

Baroness Color
Frankensweaters
Come Along Fawn
Danger Kitty Designs
Hartford Avenue Quilts
Pixie Spit
Riyah-Li Designs
Rose & Vinnie
Yo Thread Works
Zippity Duda

September 8, 2010

All "cabins" should have showers, dishwashers, and four bedrooms.

There's nothing wrong with camping, but I prefer to visit the north woods in comparative luxury. Hubs and I recently traveled to the Ely area, birthplace of Jessica Biel and home-base of Jim Brandenburg, to spend a long weekend at a friend's cabin.

Like "our" cabin, it does indeed have showers, a dishwasher, and four bedrooms. Also like our cabin, activities are dictated largely by the children in attendance. Thus, there was chasing:


a fair amount of crushing:


plus a lot of story time, bike riding, and *trying* to take naps.

The cabin was fantastic and our lovely hostess bestowed upon us her glorious cooking skills via homemade cheese, bread, flapjacks, chocolate zucchini cake... it was glorious. We also found opportunities to do all the real cabin-y stuff a person should:


hiking, knitting, cribbage-playing...


canoeing, fishing, s'more-making...


and doing an impression of one of my favorite Harry Potter movie moments.