Thrifty food and meal planning (vegetarian-heavy)

Still adding to this list, notes, etc…

Meal Plan Monday (Veggie meal plans from Half Pint Pixie)
$40 Frugal Vegan Weekly Meal Plan for 4(PDF link)
A Year of Slow Cooking (vegetarian)
Cook For Good

New independent fabric store Common Thread

New independent fabric store in Austin, Common Thread grand opening tomorrow 9/24 @ 701-E So Lamar Blvd in 78704

Made some soap!

Just cut bars of milk soap I made w/@fetosoap last week, they’re great, super-rich and luxurious! Thanks Lisa! Check out her soaps + lotion sticks 🙂

Blue Genie Art Rummage Garage Warehouse Sale Sept 19-20, 2009

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Swap and Sew + Sweets: Saturday, September 5th noon-6pm

WHAT: Swap and Sew + Sweets: A Clothing and Craft Supply Swap + Yummy Bake Sale
WHEN: Saturday, September 5th, 2009: 12pm-6pm
WHERE: Space 12 – 3121 e. 12th St. 78702 (
WHY: Have fun, get crafty and support the Space 12 Community Center and the
Austin Public Library Youth Services “Sew What?” program.
HOW MUCH: $5 suggested donation
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Handmade Nation coming to Austin the weekend of Sept 5-6

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Sparks is closing

Got a message in my Inbox today that Sparks Cards & Gifts, founded in 1989, is going out of business. So of course they are having a sale to clear out all inventory and fixtures starting Sunday, July 5th (closed on the 4th of July.) Read more

Baby Hiro

Haven’t been posting much as I’ve had my hands full with a new baby! One month old, he was born the morning of the HAW show (May 2nd). Thanks so much to Rachelle and Kristin for covering for me, and to all our family and friends for your support 🙂
– Photo taken at 3:09 PM on June 03, 2009

Handmade Austin Women Annual Spring Show this weekend May 2nd + 3rd

Handmade Austin Women 4th Annual Spring Show
May 2nd and 3rd, 2009

It’s the weekend before Mother’s Day!
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm
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12 Interesting ways to color/paint/dye Easter eggs!

Since Easter is soon upon us, I’ve been seeing lots of articles and postings recently about natural egg dyeing (using vegetables or spices). Don’t think I’ll get to trying that this year with my little guy, but I wanted to share this blog post @DotatDabbled (dabbled dot org blog) that I came across:
Easter Eggs: 12 Interesting ways to color/paint/dye them!
“Another Flickr Roundup for you, this time it’s Ways to Dye Your Easter Eggs… come on, you weren’t going to just go use a kit, were you? From cabbage to duct tape, we have lots of cool ideas for making your eggs memorable. Some complicated, some easy and kid-friendly!”

Check out the newspaper transfers! (#10 in the grid/list), plus she has a ton of links to how-to’s and info.