pinspiration: floor cushion.

crafternoon (noun): a mid-day spent crafting.*

my friend amanda & i had a crafternoon this week and it was a perfect time to bust out another pinspiration project!

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{the original tutorial link: floor cushion}

i didn’t take pictures during the process to create my own tutorial because i thought the original tutorial was really well done. we didn’t have a compass on hand, so we used a piece of string tied to a pencil which resulted in non-perfect circles that were closer to 15 inches in diameter than the original 17 inches. oh well!

this is the first time i sewed piping onto anything & it was much easier than i expected! {sidenote: i apologize for the blurry first picture. the lighting is terrible since we have grey & rainy.}

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have you been crafting in the afternoon lately (that would be referred to as crafternooning)?

M

*i thought i was so smart thinking up this term, but alas, it has already been coined. formally. see here.

happy birthday mom!

today is my mom’s birthday & i wanted to wish the best mom on the planet a wonderful & fabulous birthday!

mom – thanks for everything. i couldn’t ask for a better mom {& aaron couldn’t ask for a better mom-in-law!} & i don’t know what i would do without your love & support.

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{pictures were taken at our wedding.}

sending lots of birthday wishes your way!

M

my weekend in pictures.

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{friday was sunny so i felt obligated to get the car washed.}

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{sharing a giant piece of carrot cake.}

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{lots of elevator buttons. there was also a 13th floor – so unusual!}

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{aaron jumping into a foam pit at skyzone for ben & sarah’s birthday party.}

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{lunch at dot’s delicatessen.}

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{an angry bird launch at the space needle.}

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{spending time at the butterfly exhibit at the pacific science center while waiting for the hunger games.

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{wigs were the dress code for birthday drinks with ben & sarah: i was a blonde & aaron was a republican!}

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{family sunday stroll in the sun!}

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{sadie, the urban hunting dog, on point.}

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{tasty lunch at the ridgeback café. we had the best crepe ever!}

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{sadie enjoyed the it’s-warm-enough-to-have-the-windows-down weather.}

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{sadie waiting at the office for aaron.}

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{grabbed a pint from molly moon’s after dinner.}

it is finally starting to feel like spring which makes weekends just that much more enjoyable! how was your weekend?

M

happy happy birthday you two!

happy birthday to you! happy birthday to you! happy birthday dear ben & franklin! happy birthday to you! and many more…

today is extra special since there are two birthdays in the family: aaron’s big brother ben & aaron’s nephew frankie.

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{ben in las vegas}  {frankie at his birthday party}

have a happy day!

M

whoa, i know that guy!

aaron has been in his new position at work for some time now, & he is set to leave on his first business trip next week. to las vegas. where the weather will be in the low 70s. and sadie & i will be in seattle. where the weather will be in the low 50s. i digress.

any-hoo. aaron sent me a link over IM this morning & i didn’t really know what to expect. i opened the web page & saw that it was a list of people. a list of people that were going to be speakers at the conference next week. i scrolled & scrolled while racking my brain to see if any name looked familiar. then one did…

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{picture taken by erin marcum.}

yep, aaron is going to be speaking at this conference! wahoo! i am so, so proud. congratulations husband!

M

pinspiration: sewing machine pin cushion.

i have a few sewing projects on my mind, but have yet to find a pin cushion. i realize that something like a pin cushion is really a practical thing, but i have been holding out for a pin cushion that i really like.

i am clumsy & drop boxes of pins all the time resulting in pins all over the floor & occasionally in stepping on pins – ouch! after this happened to me for the millionth time this afternoon, i knew that i had to do something about my pin cushion situation.

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{story of my life.}

enter pinterest & the genius ideas that i pinned months ago…

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{see original pinterest link: sewing machine pin cushion}

supplies:

  • scrap fabric
  • ribbon
  • hand needle
  • thread
  • sewing machine {you could do this by hand, but it would be ironic to make this by hand for a sewing machine}
  • scissors

i already had fabric scraps & ribbon, so it was just a matter of sewing a few simple seams. my pin cushion is a bit squarer due to the shape of my machine’s arm & the ribbon length is only one time around the arm for each side.

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i will still be on the quest to find the perfect pin cushion, but for now, this one will do!

do you have a habit of dropping pins all over? do you use a pin cushion?

M

my weekend in pictures.

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{friday lunch date with a friend!}

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{wore green pants & a charm bracelet for luck on st. paddy’s day.}

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{got our bubble tea fix while shopping in the international district.}

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{the space needle from the pacific science center.}

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{date night: popcorn & a slush puppy to see the lorax in 3d at the IMAX.}

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{yep, more bubble tea. our first attempt at making it.}

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{a new cooking light = the week’s meals planned & shopping list finished on sunday!}

i think everyone else in the country is experiencing summer-like temperatures while we continue to freeze in the pacific northwest. c’mon spring weather!

how was your weekend?

M