My daughter's birthday was a few days ago, so we went out and spent the day shopping at the mall, something neither of us do often. Times have really changed, because her biggest purchases were made at the book store, while mine was the candle shop. Not a piece of clothing or pair of shoes between us. In fact, the one thing we both really liked and considered buying was something we decided we could make ourselves, and we talked about heading off to the fabric store!
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The world seems to be full of mermaids and unicorns right now, as long as you're looking in the right direction and you squint a little. These clothespin dolls from Craft Create Cook would be fun to make with your little Ariel-wannabe.
One of the side effects of being a reader is needing a copious amount of bookmarks. Actually, that might be the side effect of losing a lot of them, but whatever. I think I need to add these pugs from Red Ted Art to the collection.
I learned on my shopping trip with my daughter that loose, comfortable clothing is very popular right now. This top from So Sew Easy is right on trend, and sounds simple to make.
I took the plunge a few weeks ago and bought myself an Instant Pot. I'm still learning how to use it, but I'm finding it's a great addition to my kitchen arsenal. I made this chicken recipe from Adventures of a Nurse in it last week. I left out the extra cheese and the bacon, then served it with the bacon jam I featured last Friday. It was delicious, but the next day when everything was cold? It was amazing tucked into a soft pita.
I've been ordering my zippers from zipit on Etsy for a few years now. Their service is great, as is the quality of the zippers, and I like their prices. You get a break for ordering larger quantities, although even at smaller amounts their prices still beat the big box fabric stores. There are lots of sizes and colors available. I also love the fact that you can create your own combo of colors. I've sent a list of 200 zippers in tons of colors and they've arrived exactly in the quantities and colors I requested. Do I sound like a fan? :-)
You can find these, and my previous Friday Favorites, on my Crafty Staci’s Friday Favorites Pinterest board!