Felt Tree Garland to ‘Spruce’ things up

I love a simple isosceles tree silhouette. It is not fussy to cut, feels fresh from fall through winter season and can be used in many different ways from garland, mantle decoration, bunting, table runner or gift wrapping. You also have the opportunity to use the word isosceles, which you probably never thought would happen […]

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Knitted Wall Hanging Project

My Grandma Mac taught me to knit almost two decades ago (umm, wow, hadn’t done that math till now) and my technique is more English or throwing but with more useless motion and a funky hold on the needles but it works and thus no learn-how-to-knit tutorials from me. My chosen knitting projects fall in […]

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Some books we love – 2020

with emphasis on diverse characters, perspectives and ideas from publishers or authors that maybe you have not encountered some we actively sought out a book on a topic that was relevant to us or to expand our universe Audience: Baby – Kindergarten (and beyond!) Not Included Ones we enjoyed but I can’t remember (just keeping […]

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Little Hiker Friendly Trails Near Seattle

A friend asked me for some ‘stroller friendly hikes’ in the area to make the most of the waning days of summer. I never hiked with a stroller but have logged a lot of miles with my littles in wraps, packs and side by side over the last 6+ years. What follows would be good […]

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Chả Cá Lã Vọng – Fried Fish with Turmeric & Dill

I wish I had a travel memory of eating Chả Cá Lã Vọng in Hanoi but alas, this will need to go on the bucket list. We did not partake of this tasty fish dish when we visited Vietnam two lifetimes ago. Regardless, this is one of my favorites and below is my working attempt […]

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Bow ties make everything better

In 2012, a dear friend asked if I would sew a dozen bow ties for a New Year’s celebration. Challenge was accepted and I have never looked back, many scores of ties later. What started out just as an opportunity to sew something new and hack a pattern has really evolved into a unique way […]

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