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What’s in my Reader: April 2012

Because I have a blog, or am constantly sending/tweeting or posting blog links to Facebook & Twitter, people tend to ask me for blog recommendations — I guess I’ve become a blog-reading expert, if that’s even a thing. I’m a graphic designer & communications person at a credit union, so at the end of the day when I’ve had my fill of jpegs and have seen the words “Traditional IRA” one too many times, the blogs I tend to enjoy the most are food, craft and fashion blogs. However, because I’m kind of a nerd and genuinely do love what I do, I enjoy reading about money, design and marketing, especially when it’s done in a way that’s fun and relate-able.

So without further adieu, here are my favorite blogs RIGHT NOW (and most recent additions to my Google Reader, categories included). I hope you like them as much as I do! read more »

The Not-So-Scrappy Scrap Yarn Blanket

This past year I did A LOT of crocheting for Babushka Designs. When prototyping new products, one tends to accumulate a lot of yarn… as I did. I finally got tired of looking at the two massive mountains o’ yarn in my apartment (a yarn Twin Peaks, if you will) and decided to turn it into a nice, warm, and crazy colorful blanket.

While I was working on it, I kept thinking that it was going to be super ugly because the colors that I had so much of were not colors I’d typically use in a blanket… and it was a little difficult when I ran out of certain colors and had to substitute with similar hues. This blanket took about 3 months to complete– I worked on it mostly while watching Dance Moms and The Bachelor. Good things come out of watching bad television, right?

All done! – Valentine’s Sweetie Pie and Art Fest

Last night was my first craft show in San Francisco, and my first craft show in like 3 years, so needless to say, I was pretty nervous. But luckily, my lovely roommate had the brilliant idea of hitting up Chipotle first and then decided to lend me a hand with set up, which was awesome.

Babushka Designs at 111 Minna

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St. Valentine Sweetie Pie and Art Fest at 111 Minna

Happy Thursday, everyone! As we get closer and closer to the upcoming (and much needed) 3-day weekend, I wanted to post about this art/craft fest that I’ll be a part of in February.

It’s an arts and crafts festival which will be hosted by the San Francisco Pie Extremist Group. I know you’re probably thinking: What is that? Who are those people? Answers lie within this link.

Anyway, come out on Saturday, February 12th from 5-9pm for some great pie, art and handmade goodies. I’ll be selling special Valentine’s themed slippers and hats! For more info about the event and how to get yo’self to arguably one of the coolest galleries in San Francisco (in my opinion) click here.

“Does Pandora have a Hanukkah station?”

Happy Thursday, and happy Hanukkah, everyone! Last night I was invited to a hanukkah dinner (my first!) and it was great. We had beet & carrot latkes (or, beet-kes, as someone aptly dubbed them), challah, potato soup, and fun Hanukkah-themed cookies. The highlight was hearing the origins of the holiday.

I couldn’t help but take a picture of the pretty decorations Kate made. They’re really easy to make. I think black, gold and white would be an awesome combo for my room.