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Today I fiddled with the Framer function on Big Huge Labs.  There were a lot of tempting options, but I settled on the ‘brushed edge’ for this photo. 

The pink butterfly is from the corner of the rain cloud picture I posted on Easter.  What looks like a flower is actually a tiny pink butterfly sitting on a blade of grass. 

Whenever you see a photo mosaic here on A Whole Load of Craft, you can bet it’s a product of Big Huge Labs.  There’s so many options I could never fully explore each one, but I’m a fan of the mosaic functions.  You can cram a lot of photos into one cohesive picture. 

The Big Book of Dishcloths by Leisure Arts is something I’ve wanted to buy after seeing Mellissa’s pretty dishcloths on her blog The Adventures of Wondermommy.  Wouldn’t you know, I was off-island yesterday and found it on a rack at Goodwill for $2?  It was a nice little surprise on a busy, errand-filled day.

Some may not like the black and white photos inside the actual booklet, but I found myself admiring several different patterns.  Not only are there some interesting dishcloth patterns, this book doubles as a stitch library of sorts.  There are a number of interesting and unique stitch patterns.  This booklet is a great resource for crocheters and relatively cheap, even at the regular price of $7.95.

Stay tuned for actual finished objects in the near future, including some toddler-sized slippers!

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I got lost walking around in Seattle today.  I’m very good at getting lost but luckily my brother was with me.  We were on our way to visit our cousin Erika in South Seattle, but made a pit stop around Pike and 6th to have a look around. 

Isn’t this manhole cover pretty?  I wanted to take a clear picture but felt kind of silly on my toes, holding a camera at arms length, so I took the stealth way out and settled with a blurry version.

After sightseeing and stopping to play a few games at the Gameworks Video Arcade we got a little turned around.  We were able to back track with the help of a few friendly Seattleites, but by my estimate I would say we walked around for three hours, one-third of that in a confused state.  If I have learned one thing today, it’s that Seattle is not a flat city!

*That’s cool* a random fact

Seattleites buy more sunglasses per capita than any other city in the United States.

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