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A New Pink Friend

As Little Cutie’s friend said when she walked in the door of our apartment today…  It’s very pink and red around here! The Cuties are pretty much up for decorating for every possible occasion so I’m happy to indulge when … Continue reading

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In the Bag

When we pulled the Halloween bin out last weekend to put up our decorations Big Cutie gently asked me if there were any stores in town that sold “different” Trick or Treat bags or if I might have supplies to … Continue reading

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What a Stitch!

Years ago I made each of The Cuties and myself a needlepoint belt. Much time has passed and I’m both sad and happy to report that both of theirs are too small and mine is too big.  And I never … Continue reading

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A Mom Kind of Morning

Some days I feel more like a Mom than others. Today was definitely one of them. It started in the usual way: Get the kids up, make some breakfast, empty and reload the dishwasher and throw a load of laundry … Continue reading

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Fancying Up a Hat {Yet Again}

I think I’m a wannabe milliner.  I so love hats.  Big hats, fancy hats, warm hats, straw hats, cloches, even baseball hats {with a monogram, of course}! Yet another thing I love about living in Japan is the abundance of … Continue reading

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Connect the Dots

I’ve been working on a pillow that has me consumed with polka dots lately.  It started with the Hanukkah felt garland and sort of jumped off from there. Actually, truth be told, inspiration started with a green monster.  That’s what … Continue reading

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A Great Miracle Happened Here

And by that I mean I hand sewed something. Seriously, this project was untouched by my beloved glue gun, I swear to you.  Trust me, there were times I was tempted.  Because as usual, the idea in my head was … Continue reading

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A Super Shopping Day

While Cute Husband might disagree, I’m not usually one to spend an entire day shopping. But I did today! :-) I stumbled upon this blog that talks about all sorts of great craft stores all over Tokyo.  Since all of … Continue reading

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Scrap Accent Pillow

I’ve been looking for another little pillow for our bed without luck and finally decided to make one out of some felt scraps in the interim. Let me show you my first idea, which was to take a common sumi-e … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…..

a BIRTHDAY around here! {You didn’t think a little thing like rules against putting things on my door would stop me from schlepping all my wreaths to the other side of the world did you?} Big Cutie is *almost* the … Continue reading

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