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round about: knit ketchup & leafy butterflies

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The best part of this week is happening this afternoon. All the other days were pretty standard fair, with school, work, sleep, whining, hugs, and all the other things that go with being a mom and a boss lady. But today, Birdie is dancing with the St. Paul Ballet. Ok, so, it’s through an artist-in-residence […]

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worth 1000 words: cotton monsters

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If I was a better, more patient, sewer, I would aspire to be Jennifer Strunge of Cotton Monsters.

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worth 1000 words: alice’s new look

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Sometimes one of the most exciting things about a classic are in its retelling and reinterpretation. See more of Andrea D’Aquino’s new book.    

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round about: olfactory skin & sequined walls

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Well, as of this week, I’ve officially decided it’s too late to catch up any time this year. I’ll start fresh in 2016. But from now until Christmas, I can tell you right now I’ll be flitting from one deadline/crisis to the next! Ah the holidays, gotta love’em, right? So many great projects to get […]

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round about: two-sided lollipops & geometric kiwi birds

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Every time I think I’ve learned my lesson, I catch myself falling into old habits. Right now, it has everythign to do withm y workload, procrastination, and learning to say no. Anyone else have this problem? I’m trying really hard to not think of that quote about the definition of insanity: doing the same thing […]

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worth 1000 words: bouncing bridge

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An imaginary bridge that was never built, and yet it’s a viral pin on everyone’s must-see list of destinations. Seems to me they should really build this thing. Read more about the Trampoline Bridge.

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worth 1000 words: marvelous mustachioes

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Sometimes I wish we all lived in a slightly more silly, impossible, 3D animated world. See more of these guys via Costume 3 Pieces and Olivier Goka.

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round about: rikisha & midsummer maidens

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How did this first week of September disappear on me? On the plus side, I finally feel like i got something done, but of course on the other side, it wasn’t enough. Is it ever enough? I think I’ll go get back to it! Meanwhile, round about the internet: Because I’m still in love with […]

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worth 1000 words: diy giant beads

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This is a tutorial you can’t fail, and the results are so much fun for kids and grown ups. I need an afternoon off so we can make these asap. Giant Beads tutorial via Babble Dabble Do.

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round about: wayward sheep & balloon crowns

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This last week of our summer vacation started out very bland, but I think we turned it around yesterday with a whirlwind trip to the Minnesota State Fair. I cannot believe how much we crammed into about 3 hours of time – because in the end we had to rush out of there to get […]

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worth 1000 words: hidden worlds

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Let’s all imagine that our average little everyday lives actually look like this. Image found via Propaganda.

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round about: painted gum & rainbow brite

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So last week about this time I think I was telling all of you I’m not ready for school to start yet. Well, I’ve changed my mind. We’ve had cool temperatures all week, Birdie has been home all day every day, and all I can think about is warm tea, fall decorations, and a quiet […]

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here, kitty, kitty, kitty ears

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I need a little escapism right about now. These long last weeks of summer are hard on a parent, aren’t they? Let’s all pretend we’re not parents for the afternoon, don a pair of Kitty Ears Hair Clips from Wunway, and ignore all those human things that are slowly driving us nuts. Alrighy? Good. Meow.

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worth 1000 words: inside outside

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This feeds all of my curiosity all at once. Plus, the colors and style are prelude to Fall, don’t you think? Illustration by Rikka Sormunen.

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worth 1000 words: 365 pieces of moving paper

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One paper sculpture a day for an entire year – and he did it as a warm-up before his other work! Stunning, and I’m stunned. See all of Charles Young’s sculptures at Paperholm.

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