Archive: Aug 2012

Book sneak peek

A few sneak peeks of what is going to be in my book (will be published autumn next year). All the stitching is done. I’m glad that part is done. Not that I mind stitching! But it was a lot of stitching in a fairly short period of time! Glad to have a b…

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Polk & Bloom Back to School Sale!

It’s a sale in the Polka & Bloom shop! And it’s a big one, yo!Take 20% off all patterns and ebooks between now and August 31 (included). The discount also applies to pattern sets and ebook sets!All you gotta do is enter this code at checkout: LUNCH…

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It’s all happening baby

Ahoy there,The Good Ship Demeanour is finally docking long enough for me to write about my voyages.  It’s been a while crocodile darlings but don’t take my lack of blogging as a lack of activity in fact it’s been quite the opposite my dears. &nbsp…

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Karen Nicol – Embellished: New Vintage

Images top and bottom from Embellished: New Vintage (A&C Black / Bloomsbury, London). Center image: Embroidered Necklace Dress by Karen Nicol for People Tree.The recently-published look-book of Karen Nicol’s couture embroidery design and her inspir…

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Extrava-can-za

Yes. I like word play. I’m a nerd. Also, I started canning for the first time ever this summer. I’m a nerd. It’s been such a fun project that I had to share with you the fruits of my labor. Oh geez, more word play. On to the pictures! Blueberry Jam made with blueberries from […]

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Dresses and Trampolines

Dress: Loft//Belt: Target//Shoes: b.o.c (similar) Apparently, all of my friends are Leos. This has been two weeks full of birthday fun times, including, of course, my own. One friend had an awesome backyard barbecue complete with a trampoline. Don’t worry…I kept it PG. Check out this dress in it’s dressed up version for a dear […]

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EBEW: Monochromatic

Shirt: J.Crew, old (similar)//Shorts: Gap//Belt: J.Crew (similar)//Shoes: Sperry A bonus post for you today, in honor of Everybody, Everywear. Yes, I ate nachos in this outfit. Miraculously, it still ended the day white. Also, please bear with me…over the next few days, I’ll be switching from wordpress.com to wordpress.org, so it might be a bit […]

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DIY: Student Compliment Cards

Sorry this is a few days late… I guest posted over on my friend and fellow teacher Mary’s blog. Check out my tutorial on the student compliment cards that I send to my former students each summer! http://adventures-in-kindergarten.blogspot.com/2012/08/guest-blogger-oh-she-dabbles.html ~CFiled under: DIY

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More Berkshire Love

Sweater: Gap Outlet (similar)//Pants: Target (similar)//Shoes: b.o.c (similar)//Bag: Jo Totes On our night out in the Berkshires, we went to an awesome restaurant in North Adams called Public Eat + Drink. There, I had a burger that changed my life. Could it be because I’d been hiking all day? Possibly, but I’m guessing it was […]

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Life Lately

Birthday Orange line ride//Birthday drinks at Cuchi Cuchi//Wild Saturday night…pizza and before school reading//The clash: pink & orange manicure//Patterns galore Follow me on Instagram @ckmcgowan. ~CFiled under: Adventures

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Tough Mountain Challenge

Three weeks ago, I participated in something totally out of my wheelhouse: The Tough Mountain Challenge. This is a 5k adventure race at Sunday River Resort in Maine. This winter, I started running again and have competed in two 5ks but have never done anything like this before! I was interested in this one because […]

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Playing Dress Up

Dress: Urban Outfitters//Shoes: Old Navy (similar)//Necklace: Anthropologie (similar) I got this dress on super duper sale at Urban Outfitters last week. It’s a bit of a departure from my usual style, but I love the breeziness. I feel like it didn’t photograph very well, but it drapes really nicely and is super comfortable. Also, my […]

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Snack Time

Before our hiking trip, I decided to try my hand at yet another recipe from the Green Market Baking Book (my pie crust recipe came from this book, as well). I’ve been wanting to make my own granola bars for a long time and thought that a hiking trip would be a perfect time to […]

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Birthday Time

Hey guys, it’s my birthday today! To celebrate, I decided to do a little virtual birthday shopping. ~ An adorable coral polka dot scarf to make the transition to fall (Ruche) ~ Funky and pretty coral earrings (Anthropologie) ~ A fun arrow bracelet that I can tighten up around my tiny wrists (Anthropologie) ~ Orange, […]

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Christmas Stitches 2012 – sign up now!

Ho ho ho!No, the heat hasn’t gone to my head – it’s because the Christmas Stitches class is here! I know, you’re probably thinking “Christmas?! There’s ages until I have to start thinking about Christmas!”But no. Now’s the time to start planning and ma…

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Christmas Stitches 2012 – sign up now!

Ho ho ho!No, the heat hasn’t gone to my head – it’s because the Christmas Stitches class is here! I know, you’re probably thinking “Christmas?! There’s ages until I have to start thinking about Christmas!”But no. Now’s the time to start planning and ma…

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40 Under 40 : Craft Futures – Record Opening

The 40 Under 40 : Craft Futures exhibition at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum opened on July 20th to the largest attendance ever for the museum. Over 600 members and patrons turned out for the private viewing on Thursday nigh…

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10% off all patterns!

Maybe you don’t know this but I loooove the sport of bicycling. I’ve watched the Tour de France for 20 years – it’s just such a fascinating sport! Chaps on bikes braving mountains in sun, wind and rain. The sport of real champions if you ask me! ;-)Wel…

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