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Cute Stuff I’m Finding + Doing

op shop cross stitch
pip for brother potholders in frankie this is how we wrap
Here are a few things I wanted to show off! Because… I am an actual, certified show-off.

1. Little dish and rad bottle opener (recent op shop finds!)
2. Cross stitch from a tote bag (also bought at the op shop)
3. I worked on a cute project with Frankie Magazine and Brother (via the new Frankie mag) See the bottom of this post for more on that.
4. More of my work in the new Frankie mag! Cute potholders to sew. I loved making these. 
5. This is how I wrap! I have been wrapping Golden Book style for about ten years now. We used to gift wrap like this in the shop, remember? Or maybe you don’t. That’s okay too.

I feel pretty lucky to do the things I do. I have a really exciting thing coming up in January. I can’t wait to tell you about it! It’s hard to keep secrets!!

I’m going to listen to the Virginia Trioli interview with Ai WeiWei now. And then the new Serial! Exciting!  Can I also tell you I love my new house?! Even though it’s not that new anymore. It’s such a lovely tree-top haven. I am smitten to bits!

Hope you are well. Just two weeks ’til Christmas Day guys! Holy smoke. Gulp.

Love to you and yours!

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  • Reply
    December 12, 2015 at 7:21 AM

    The bottle opener!!! Amazing find.
    Love your gorgeous doughnut on the timber-paneled wall – it looks kinda nautical, like a life-ring on the Love Boat.

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    Reannon @shewhorambles
    December 11, 2015 at 7:08 PM

    I actually went & bought Frankie today after I seen your Insta post of the pot holders! I’m hoping to do lots more sewing in the very near future.
    It also reminded me how much I like Frankie ( I hadn’t bought one in a really long time) & am now asking for a subscription for Christmas 🙂

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    December 11, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    I love that dish and your pitholders, Pip! I just listened to the first ep of Serial this morning. Very interesting. Now to wait a whole week for number 2…

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      Meet Me At Mikes
      December 11, 2015 at 6:06 PM

      Waiting is SO HARD. Also secrets are so hard. Potholders are not hard though. Phew. Happy weekend to you, Carolyn! xx

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