Pretty Things

Good morning friends!

I can hardly believe it is already Wednesday, which means my test is a little over three weeks away.

::hyperventilates into paper bag::

Apollo has been a dependable study buddy, but as you can see, he’s getting a little tired of it.

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As promised, here are some beautiful things I’ve been working on lately or that have been inspiring me.

I received my package from Hawthorn Handmade this week!  This packaging is so lovely!

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I bought this cute set of cacti and succulent journals this weekend at Book People:

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I’ve been working on this pretty floral theme from Studio MME’s Super Stitchers’ Club:

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And also on last month’s Little Box of Crochet…it was designed by Attic24, which means lots of beautiful colors!

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Those colors are so scrumptious!

Speaking of scrumptious, I may or may not have used pay day as an opportunity to purchase the Scheepjes CAL Hygge kit.

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ALLEGEDLY.  ALLEGEDLY I purchased this kit in the Jewel colorway because I’ve been eyeing it for months and I probably won’t finish it until December but. BUT.  All this studying has put me in treat myself mode.

Okay, I need to work! Have a great day!

Pretty Spring Things

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I don’t care if the Groundhog saw his shadow, Spring has already been making its way to Texas.*  We’ve been getting weather in the 80s (yes, the 80s).  We’ve been having more sunny days than dreary ones, and it’s been getting darker just a little bit later every day.  During the past several weeks, I’ve been making some beautiful crafty spring-inspired purchases.  A lot of it is probably attributable to what Fiancé and I call “all the things mode,” based off the wonderful Hyperbole and a Half comic.   But I like acquiring pretty things to get me in the mood for spring.

Stitch Lab had a closing sale (sob), and I was able to buy some pretty fabrics using the gift certificate Fiancé had gotten me for my birthday last year.

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I bought a book called Hoop-La! at Stitch Lab, along with the newest issues of Flow and Womankind.

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I bought some pretty watercolors and watercolor crayons.

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And some pretty paper.

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I can’t wait to create something using these pretty tools.  How are you getting inspired by spring?

*That sentence originally read “I don’t care what the Groundhog said.”  You can tell I am writing this while drinking my morning coffee.