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I've been making more things with more confidence and I feel like I am up to the challenge of another TAD. Here goes. I was inspired to make things I like by Ohbara, whose zakka still brighten my day.
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hokeypokey 22/28

We were on vacation this weekend in Izmir, Turkey.  It is a beautiful city and we enjoyed the Agean Climate and the relaxed atmosphere.  I captured the reflection of a palm tree in a glass of water.  I hope that

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hokeypokey 22/28

We were on vacation this weekend in Izmir, Turkey.  It is a beautiful city and we enjoyed the Agean Climate and the relaxed atmosphere.  I captured the reflection of a palm tree in a glass of water.  I hope that

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Hokeypokey 17/28

She’ll be coming round the mountain…

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Hokeypokey 17/28

She’ll be coming round the mountain…

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hokeypokey 14/28

A bit of leaves.     We are half way through the month.  I look forward to this all year and am sad to say there are only 2 weeks left.  It is great to see what everyone else is

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hokeypokey 14/28

A bit of leaves.     We are half way through the month.  I look forward to this all year and am sad to say there are only 2 weeks left.  It is great to see what everyone else is

softie

Hokeypokey 8/28

I am beginning a scotty softie following this pattern  http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts/2006/05/softie_scotty_d.html http://hokeypokeytad.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/february-8-2014/

softie

Hokeypokey 8/28

I am beginning a scotty softie following this pattern  http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts/2006/05/softie_scotty_d.html http://hokeypokeytad.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/february-8-2014/

bits of blue

Hokeypokey 1/28

Added bright bits of blue today

bits of blue

Hokeypokey 1/28

Added bright bits of blue today

arms

hokeypokey 13/28

Today I resumed a UFO. Here’s the first bit. 

arms

hokeypokey 13/28

Today I resumed a UFO. Here’s the first bit. 

oragami

hokeypokey 12/28

I did today’s post at work, very slow day. I learned some very simple origami folds and made a box, a bird, a coat, and a pinwheel.  

oragami

hokeypokey 12/28

I did today’s post at work, very slow day. I learned some very simple origami folds and made a box, a bird, a coat, and a pinwheel.  

chicken pecker

hokeypokey 11/28

Click here for the gif of the chickens pecking. It is done!  I bought this kit years ago, moved it from the apartment to out house to the Korean apartment.  It was a fun winter project like I thought it

chicken pecker

hokeypokey 11/28

Click here for the gif of the chickens pecking. It is done!  I bought this kit years ago, moved it from the apartment to out house to the Korean apartment.  It was a fun winter project like I thought it

pecker 2

hokeypokey 9/28

We worked on this for a half hour tonight, but now it is bed time.  Hopefully we’ll finish tomorrow.  

pecker 2

hokeypokey 9/28

We worked on this for a half hour tonight, but now it is bed time.  Hopefully we’ll finish tomorrow.  

pecker 1

hokeypokey 8/28

Today’s TAD is to begin a die-cut paper project that I bought years ago at Heavenly Soles (R.I.P.) Iti s completly cheesy and fun. It is the Mexican Peck box crank toy.  Mike and I worked on it for half-an-hour

pecker 1

hokeypokey 8/28

Today’s TAD is to begin a die-cut paper project that I bought years ago at Heavenly Soles (R.I.P.) Iti s completly cheesy and fun. It is the Mexican Peck box crank toy.  Mike and I worked on it for half-an-hour

coasters

hokeypokey 6/28

This is an UnFinished Object from last year.  Two-color, felt coasters in two flower patterns with contrasting color stitching.  I got the pattern from the great Zakka Sewing book.  It is one of my favorite DIY books.

coasters

hokeypokey 6/28

This is an UnFinished Object from last year.  Two-color, felt coasters in two flower patterns with contrasting color stitching.  I got the pattern from the great Zakka Sewing book.  It is one of my favorite DIY books.

quiche

hokeypokey 5/28

                    Today’s little project was to make mini-quiches for the rest of this week’s breakfasts.

quiche

hokeypokey 5/28

                    Today’s little project was to make mini-quiches for the rest of this week’s breakfasts.

brioche

hokeypokey 4/28

for today’s Thing-A-Day I finished the brioche in a loaf.  It might be a little ugly, but it is sweet, butter, eggy bread goodness and I am very happy.  It made breakfast yummier.

brioche

hokeypokey 4/28

for today’s Thing-A-Day I finished the brioche in a loaf.  It might be a little ugly, but it is sweet, butter, eggy bread goodness and I am very happy.  It made breakfast yummier.

spring soup

hokeypokey 3/28

                  This is one of our favorite ways to make chicken soup taste a little like spring.  We put sliced cherry tomatoes, spinach and peas at the bottom of the bowl, then

spring soup

hokeypokey 3/28

                  This is one of our favorite ways to make chicken soup taste a little like spring.  We put sliced cherry tomatoes, spinach and peas at the bottom of the bowl, then

brioche

hokeypokey 2/28

I made a brioche dough Saturday,  it will sit in the fridge until Monday morning.

brioche

hokeypokey 2/28

I made a brioche dough Saturday,  it will sit in the fridge until Monday morning.

laid out together

hokeypokey 29/29 = 1

I am ending on a beginning.  While in Kyoto this winter I went to a monthly flea market at the Toji temple where I found some amazing silk pieces to turn into a skirt.  I bought 2 orange and 2

laid out together

hokeypokey 29/29 = 1

I am ending on a beginning.  While in Kyoto this winter I went to a monthly flea market at the Toji temple where I found some amazing silk pieces to turn into a skirt.  I bought 2 orange and 2

more patches

hokeypokey 28/29

We’re nearing then end and I am just beginning a new project.  I think I’ll keep using this site.  I didn’t care for posterous last year.  I never got comfortable with it.  I know wordpress is a bit awkward, but since Mike

more patches

hokeypokey 28/29

We’re nearing then end and I am just beginning a new project.  I think I’ll keep using this site.  I didn’t care for posterous last year.  I never got comfortable with it.  I know wordpress is a bit awkward, but since Mike

front face stitching

hokeypokey 27/29

Wow! Another day is done.  I made a word wall in the classroom today.  I made refried beans and an enchilada bake tonight, and I worked on the sleeve in between. I often feel like I don’t get much done

front face stitching

hokeypokey 27/29

Wow! Another day is done.  I made a word wall in the classroom today.  I made refried beans and an enchilada bake tonight, and I worked on the sleeve in between. I often feel like I don’t get much done

the bits are beginning

hokeypokey 26/29

Today we turned the enchilada sauce into enchiladas!  It was awesome.  It took 48 hours to get the full flavor of the sauce, tortillas imported by a  friend returning from home, and a trip up north for cheese.  They were baked in a

the bits are beginning

hokeypokey 26/29

Today we turned the enchilada sauce into enchiladas!  It was awesome.  It took 48 hours to get the full flavor of the sauce, tortillas imported by a  friend returning from home, and a trip up north for cheese.  They were baked in a