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Sweat Won't Stop You (and other thoughts on loom knitting)

My name is Stephanie, and I have hyperhidrosis. In other words, I sweat. A lot. As in, there are little puddles on every key I've touched on my keyboard as I'm typing this.

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Silk Scarves: Rebirth and Kraken

I started with silk painting back in November when I decided some little girls I know needed fairy wings.

Since then, I've spent many an hour day-dreaming about future creations...and I've lost sleep because I couldn't stop the creative process.

Silk painting is an almost limitless medium, and perfect for people like me who enjoy the freeing aspects of art, rather than the nit-picky detail. You can truly lose yourself while creating free-form expression on silk.

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Friday Haiku

I told warned you...here's the second installment of celebratory Friday poetry.
How many projects do you have going now?

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Stash? What stash?

Fridays should be celebrated. I'm talking balloons, confetti, fireworks, noise makers...everything.

THE WEEKEND IS COMING.

And because I can't actually inflict any of those celebratory tactics on you, I have forced you to celebrate via poetry. Craft poetry.

Enjoy your weekend...and try to resist the temptation. How big is your stash?

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My first non-Christmas wreath - My October Pintermission

I've never had a wreath on my door other than my Christmas wreath (with the exception of the monster wreath for Booger's first birthday). I recently stumbled across said monster wreath and decided to re-make it. I knew I'd been pinning felt flower tutorials for a reason :)

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August pintermission results, and then some

Woo! More projects completed! I just love being able to step back and say "done."

Our first big project had been in the works for a while: converting our livingroom coat closet into an entry nook. This pin was my inspiration and it's finally completed! And for now I guess you'll just have to take my word for it since I keep forgetting to take a picture :)

(Update 9/26: Here's a picture!)

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Kiddo Bean Bag Chair

Little Boy is on the run...and climb...and into everything. We have a kid sized adirondack style chair for Booger, but he's a little terrifying getting into it (he tries to climb in frontwards and puts his legs through the holes from the arms of the chair). Since he so enjoys snuggling up with pillows and feather blankets, I decided to make a bean bag chair for him to chill in.

Because he's a mess toddler, I decided to use some leftover PUL from making my pail liners so it will be spill/leak/vomit-proof, and got some wide-wale corduroy for a cover so it's snuggly.

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A Bittersweet Vacation

Mr. Indulgent presented at a conference in Toronto last week, so we took advantage of the situation and made a vacation out of it. My incredible parents came up to watch Booger for the week and the hubs and I got to remember what it's like to be a couple.

To show my appreciation, I put together a little goodie basket!

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Spices on Display

We love to cook (obviously). As a result, we have spices...and herbs...and more spices. So many that we could never find anything. And thanks to my being under 5' tall, I couldn't reach half of them either. Thanks to some research into Indian cooking, we learned about the masala dabba, took Alton Brown's spice storage idea, and kept going from there.

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July Pintermission: Results

Look at me, I'm back in the game! This has been a seriously busy month, but I think I've only had three Pinterest projects!

The first was my sister's birthday card...that I forgot to get a picture of before it went in its envelope and subsequently the mailbox. This is the pin that I copied recreated.

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