Not Martha

Despite everything I keep telling myself I’m not going to be making anything for this easter holiday – we’re looking for a new apartment and I’m learning how to buy a car, and even though the search hasn’t quite begun yet, I imagine myself to be so overwhelmed that I dare not start anything new. Otherwise I’m glad to find I’m not the only one feeling a bit off these days. More congrats to Loobylu!

And anyone have any tips on buying one’s first car for someone who despises salesmen and is horridly timid and is not looking forward to it at all?

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easter! take a look at the adorable eggs ljc made! and Stella sent me a link to this knitted bunny which looks like I could actually handle

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Get Crafty has an article about the Church of Craft, which leads to this story on Ukrainian-method dyed eggs, yay.

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take a look at the vinyl sticker resist dye easter eggs [march 26] made by confessions of a craftaholic, very cool

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plum party has adorable eatster stuff

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good stuff!

chicknits felts herself a purse

bagtell shows us how to prepare yarn for reuse

dangerous chunky links to that famous julia roberts sweater

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shoe lust: I think the Cabana from simple shoes may be just what I’ve been looking for. Any positive/negative Simple Shoe experiences? Should I spend the money?

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How to make your own knitting needles, with personal observations – lovely link via fluffa!

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knitting project update: I’m using pink and orange varigated geisha yarn [see here and here if you're curious.] to make a thick scarf. Click here to see in progress pictures [pop up]. I’m using double strands on #10 needles, it is turning out very thick, I like it so far — maybe this will be the first scarf I make not to stretch out really thin and long. And my eKnitting order has shipped! My first Rebecca is on it’s way.

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I was catching up on taped Martha’s yesterday and was taken by the little felt tote easter project, and this hair towel project. I found the perfect hair towels in the automotive aisle of Target, they were thin, absorbant white terry, in a long thin towel which was smaller than a standard bath towel but larger than a hand towel. Last time I went I couldn’t find them, too bad because they were perfect.

I have not been keeping up with Martha Stewart. I let the VCR record over the shows I havn’t been getting around to and my magazine subscrption has lapsed. The trouble is there is usually just one thing I’m interested in each episode/issue. Then again, everying is all about gardening these days and I live in a little apartment with no grass in sight.

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Today’s daily candy is about a knitting, crochet and beading shop in NYC called The Lion & The Lamb.

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I’m officially depending on dangerous chunky for all my knitting news, and today I find there is a Knitting Blogger Net Ring started by Ivete, yay!

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This post at not.so.soft reminded me I have a book from my childhood I’ve been meaning to ask about. It was in the (very small and decrepit) library of my (Catholic) school. It was about a girl going around doing stuff pretending she was a witch. There were two actually, the one book and a sequel. I can’t remember any details, except the cover was yellow and purple, and the last three words of the title. It was “something something, something something, Lemon Scented Witch”. The second book had a title which had a similar rhythm. I adored these books. They were cheery and imaginative, everything my school was not. And I cannot find any record of it existing. I checked amazon, google and even the library of congress. No luck. If this rings a bell for you, let me know.

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Yippee, Shana at creative chick made tissue paper mache easter eggs and posted pictures, so nice! Take a look. Note: she used white glue and water as her adhesive.

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i troll martha stewart so you don’t have to

I’m going to attempt sugar eggs this year. Check out Project Annie’s experience making St. Patty’s Day sugar scenes! She points us to the Sugarcraft site which has, this highly amuses me, mold sets specifically for sugar egg scenes, with teensy bunnies and chickies. And even a complete kit with premade candy chicks and decorations.

And while I’m at it I’m wondering if there is a recipe or technique for making candy shells, like you find on the Cadbury mini eggs. Anyone know?

I ran across this secret recipe for Cadbury creme eggs (no longer on the top secret recipes site).

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