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loco for gocco

I have recently discovered a tool that will revolutionize my crafting.  THE GOCCO! It’s a “compact color printing system” that will print your designs on paper and fabric.  (I just knew subscribing to all sorts of wedding blogs was going to get me in trouble – this idea is from weddingbee.  Jason is rolling his eyes at my fascination with this new craft item).

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Of course, there are a plethora of wedding items involving paper and ink that I could use this for:

Napkins (I love the idea of printing random facts about us on our wedding napkins…)

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Enclosure Cards

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Menu Cards

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Name Cards

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Thank You Cards

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Not to mention… do you know the fun I could have with this thing for years and years and years to come?  Christmas Cards, Birthday Cards, Valentine’s Day Cards, May Day Cards, Party Invitations… ohh… the list goes on.

Methinks it may be worth the $200 investment.  What do you think?  Yay or nay?


May 22, 2008 at 9:17 pm 4 comments

Card Craftiness?

Home-made cards: crafty? or cheap?

I can’t decide. Both, maybe? In any case, I am both stingy and good with a glue stick, so home-made cards it is.

I have to admit that I was slightly inspired by these cards for your boss. They are so funny! The cards that I’ve been crafting recently are neither funny nor made with stolen office supplies, but I thought I’d post pictures of them anyways.

crafty? cheap?

made with love and a gluestick

Also, I’m up by 1 point in our b-ball challenge! I’ve never liked basketball so much!

March 16, 2007 at 1:45 am 3 comments

Rainy Day Shoes

Spring is just around the corner, and we are getting particularly excited about gardening. I have all sorts of plans for the yard, including growing a serious number of moonflowers and morning glories, which I hope will grow quickly and vine and flower all over the fence surrounding the back yard.

The moonflowers are a new thing, not planted in our original garden. I am going to borrow an idea from Cottage Living (a super-cute magazine that J’s mom got me for Christmas) and plant some of these on the front porch like so:
Most of the things in the garden seem to be growing okay, but there are a few, for example, the poppies, that grew and then toppled over and died. Any thoughts on why? My current theory is that the basement may have gotten too cold at one point and killed them. Jason suggested that they grew too tall for their root system. Either way, I’m attempting to grow more.

One of my weekend projects was making a window garden for the two windows on either side of the fireplace. I have to admit that I copied this idea from a magazine, too. I think it’s a fun and cheap way to bring some spring cheer to the house, and once the seeds grow big enough, I’ll probably plant the flowers in the yard once they get big enough. So really, it’s a double whammy.

With spring, we’re anticipating a lot of rain. We’re hoping that it won’t come in the basement. Also, we’re trying to figure out why one of J’s shoes always gets wetter than the other.

March 8, 2007 at 1:21 am 1 comment

Kitchen Curtains

I love sewing. Love it.

My mom, brother, and grandma came to visit me last weekend, and we had a blast. They helped me make a quilt, which I still have to finish, and that will be the subject of another blog. Suffice it to say, I am fairly certain that it will not be my last quilt (although, I suspect that I haven’t gotten to the tricky parts yet, so I reserve the right to change my mind).

Since then, I have been hard at work sewing up some kitchen curtains. Check them out:

The big window over the kitchen sink.

The butler’s pantry window.

The back hall.

My next project: the dining room curtains (see below). I hope to have them done before tomorrow night’s birthday party for J and our friend, Dustin. I also love throwing parties.

Hard at work on the dining room curtains.

February 2, 2007 at 3:38 am 2 comments

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