Monthly Archives: February 2012

Dog Dopp Kit

Dopp kit. What a funny name. According to Wikipedia, “Dopp kits were once a common gift given to adolescent males as they ascended from boyhood to adulthood.” Instead, I gave my father one as he ascends into … late middle age? Happy birthday, Dad! I also made him a throw pillow using the same Premier Prints fabric. He likes dogs.

To create this fabulous Dog Dopp kit, I followed these instructions from the Purl Bee blog.

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Caribbean Honeymoon

Earlier this month, Soren and I spent eight blissful days on Bequia, a seven-square-mile Caribbean island located roughly 100 miles west of Barbados. Bequia (pronounced Beck-way) is part of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. In fact, it’s the largest Grenadine. I thought you might like to see some photos.

Our adorable hotel: The Sugarapple Inn

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New Kitchen Curtains

I’ve been really loving sewing lately. Those wedding napkins were like a gateway drug to more hard-core projects. And now that I have a fancy new machine thanks to my parents, I’ve been a sewing fiend.

A few weeks ago, I sewed new kitchen curtains. The ones that were hanging in the window before — hand-me-downs from my mom — were stained, grungy, and way too short. (The terrible iPhone before picture is below the jump. See what I mean?)

So I saw this polka dot fabric at Mood and thought, “Aha! Adorable curtains.” Continue reading

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