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Shark Attack!

My husband’s step-sister is expecting her first baby this year. I wanted to make her a gift so I sent her a bunch of links to cute baby things that I could sew and asked her to pick whichever she wanted. (That way I’d be sure it was something she liked. I took the easy…

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Quilting for Craft Hope (Part 2)

Well, we did it! We finished our quilts from last week! We had lots of fun finishing them up last night. (Lindsay’s turned out way cuter than mine.) I’ve got them all ironed and packaged up on my desk and I’ll be mailing them (along with a handful of other packages I have been hoarding)…

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Watercolor Silhouettes

I don’t have much time to write a lengthy post, but I wanted to share this project that I just finished! This was done for Chelsey from The Paper Mama. We were going to do a custom drawing, but she asked if I would be able to do some silhouettes for her instead and this…

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My Name

  My name is Crystalyn, but you already know that. What you MIGHT not know is that I really like my name. I’ve never met another Crystalyn. I know they are out there, and I’m sure they are amazing people, but I hope I never meet one. I once had a dream that I ALMOST…

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Tired

SOOOOOO TIRED. It is 12:17am right now, and I am just wrapping up some work for an old client. I had some plans for tonight, but instead I foundnd myself staying up way too late working on some freelance project or another. And now I’m sitting here rambling on about how tired I am while…

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Crafty Night! Quilting for Craft Hope

Last night my friend Lindsay came over for a little bit of crafty fun. We started working on our quilts for the current Craft Hope project, quilts for wildfire victims in the Western United States. Basically we spent last night cutting out all of our fabric and trying to figure out what size to sew…

A Drawing for Melody

My cousin Melody got married recently and I did this drawing for her as a wedding gift! Seriously, Melody is one of the prettiest girls I’ve ever met and I was so excited to do this for her. And she probably had the coolest wedding I’ve ever kind of been to. (Which isn’t surprising, because…

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August Wrap Up

August has just flown by. In fact, it’s already a few days into September and I’m still forgetting that it is a new month. August was SO hot and SO dry! But we still had a lot of fun. We went on lots of family bike rides and geocaching adventures, spent the weekend in Kansas…

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365 Days Outside > 209-214

Day 209 We spent today in Kansas City. While I was at a company convention, Dad took the kids to see the fountain at the Plaza and then went to visit some friends. They had fun playing with Eden, Joe and Noah. Hopefully we can make it out to Kansas City again for more fun…

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{Outdoor Classroom} Mud Painting

This week’s book was Monkey See Monkey Draw by Alex Beard. The story is about a bunch of monkeys who learn how to paint with mud and how to play together without arguing and competing. The illustrations are cute, Juniper really liked the elephant character. Now, there was really only one thing that we could…