I set out to explore Hayes Valley last week and embarked on an unexpected mini urban adventure.  Hayes Vally is a  little neighborhood in San Francisco that has a bunch of cute restaurants and shops right near the downtown civic center area.  The main reason that I wanted to go was to stop by Dark […]

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Valentine’s Bunting

by ilene on February 11, 2012 · 4 comments

in holidays, sewing, tutorial, valentines day

{This post is a part of Frugal February, a month-long series where I am challenging myself to not spend any money on projects. I will be using supplies I already have, upcycling old materials and finishing abandoned projects. The hubby is rejoicing. Note: this does not apply to recipes and food posts, since I have […]

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Fabric Giveaway Winner!

by ilene on February 9, 2012 · 3 comments

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Thanks to the over 100 people(!!) who entered the fabric giveaway last week!  I thought it wasn’t too nice of me to show off all the fabrics I got in Asia to you all without sharing some so I am happy to give some away!  I used random.org to pick a random winner and the […]

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I don’t know about yawl, but I’m super excited about Valentine’s Day this year!  A day devoted to pink frilly things, chocolates, hearts and celebrating all kinds of love – I feel like it’s a holiday made just for me!  I’ve been working on a few Valentine’s projects that don’t break the bank (as part […]

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Fabric and Flower Shopping in Taipei

by ilene on January 27, 2012 · 10 comments

in sewing, travel

When we were in Taiwan for Jeff’s work last week, my friend Jossy, who was back in Taipei for winter break, asked if I wanted to go to the flower market and fabric district with her. Since Jeff worked late most days and I was usually left alone at the hotel, this was a welcome […]

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