While I love to make things when I can, there are few things in life that I feel better about buying.   For example: I will never make my own taxidermy pieces. I just don’t have the skill set for that. Though I think one or two well placed pieces would look great in my…

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I’m always looking for ways to do things myself when I can. It’s not that I think everything should be a DIY project, but that I seem to have very expensive taste. My pinboards are full of things I love that I think I could hack. It’s also much less expensive to make something myself…

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I love handmade clothes. I’ve even made a few for myself. But I have one problem with making my own clothes- I can never get the finish the way I want. The outsides always look great, but my inside seams ravel. I think I need a serger, unless you have another, less bulky way to…

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I’ve always liked to think that I am creative, but the more I think about it the less creative I feel. I do a lot of projects that fall within the creative realm, but I more often feel as creative as I’d like to be. That means I don’t feel like I should call myself…

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I used to spend a lot of my time trying to make other people happy. Then I discovered something- you can’t make everyone happy. Especially if you want to be happy too. So now I just do my crafting projects for me. No special orders or requests and if you’re lucky enough to get one,…

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Seriously, why make the bed?  You’re just going to get back in it in a few hours. Now, I do occasionally make the bed- but that’s only when I change the sheets. I just don’t see the point otherwise. The mess the sheets are in when I get up in the morning is exactly how…

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Today’s prompt for #NaBloPoMo was difficult for me. Being the technical person that I am, I love living in this century, so there isn’t much I can think of that isn’t made anymore that I wish still was. I would have said Crispy M&Ms, but they brought those back, so I had to come up…

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There are few things in life that are truly important, and they are all completely intangible- things like family and friendship, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a couple things that I hope people keep making in the future. Wooden Toys I love old fashioned wooden toys. Unfortunately you don’t see them much anymore.…

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I’m a big fan of surrounding myself with things that make me happy. At the office my walls are covered with art prints and reproduction comic book covers. The bright colors are a necessary break from staring at code all day. While at home, I surround myself with things I find a bit more calming.…

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