Altered shoes

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In 2011, I used Shiva Paintstiks to color my boring beige Birkenstocks a fabulous iridescent blue. I loved those sandals, but they were already four years old when I painted them the first time. Last summer I realized that I … Continued

Final wedding post

posted in: Wedding, DD#1, Family | 11

This will (hopefully) be my final wedding post. I still have odds and ends to sift through and put away, but I’m ready to return to quilting! My studio desperately needs to be put back in order (again!). That will … Continued

Wedding of DD#1

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If you are wondering why I’ve dropped off the face of the earth for the last few months, this is what it looks like when you and your family become the wedding coordinator, caterer, chief designer, craftsmen, and all around … Continued

Yes, yes we did…

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…because we didn’t already have enough to do…we glued dictionary pages to the bride’s shoes. “Lovably insane.” I think those are the exact words my future son-in-law used when he saw what we were doing. Well, my excuse is: what … Continued

Wedding photos

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Do you have wedding photos? The very first wedding I ever attended was my own, and I was 19. I didn’t know people paid huge sums of money to get lots of fancy pictures done by someone who actually knew … Continued