Author Archives: Erin

Book Review: The Crafter’s Guide to Taking Great Photos

Photos. In my opinion are one of the number one keys to success in selling handmade goods online.   I won’t pretend to even to be great at taking photos, not even good.  I don’t have a fancy camera by any means, just a cute little black Cannon Powershot.  On my list of “things to [...]
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New Teether Dolls

I received a fabulously fun package in the mail from the wonderful duo, Jen and Jane at Sewn Natural. Inside were some of the cutest little teething dolls I have ever seen! These soft, cuddly organic teething doll, are handmade with lots of love.  Each doll is made of only eco-friendly materials.  Their bodies and sweet little [...]
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{this moment} Little Lion Man

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Thanks Soulmama!
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Long weekend fun

One of the perks of being a wooden toy maker is that when you are in need of a fire there is always plenty of wood scraps around to fuel it.  We try to reuse our scraps as often as possible but there are scraps that just are not usable because of their shape or [...]
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{this moment} Oh hail!

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Thanks Soulmama! What a stormy week it has been all over the US!  I hope that everyone is safe and well.  Our [...]
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Knitting “spool” tutorial

Ever wanted to try out a French Knitter (also know as a knitting spool)?  My oldest has been showing interest in learning how to knit but sadly knitting is one craft I just have never been about to really get the hang of. Honestly, knitting frustrates me so much that knitting needles are much more [...]
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wip: sweet little bonnet

This week I have been working on some very little hats for a very little baby girl.  Hopefully this little rainbow bonnet will bring a bit of cheer to the family of the sweet little mirco preemie it is intended for. This soon-to-be bonnet will be slightly larger than the others I made so that [...]
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{this moment} Airplanes and Uncles

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Thanks Soulmama!
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Happy Birthday!

Six year ago today I was starting one of the most amazing journeys of my life.  I was in labor with my oldest child, Stella.  For nine months I had dreamt of this day, I had imagined it, planned for it and secretly been terrified of it. I wasn’t worried about pain or contractions or [...]
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{this moment} barefoot, finally

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Thanks Soulmama! Just in case you missed it earlier this week check out my bookcase potato patch tutorial!
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