Washington DC

We have been back a week but things have been crazy busy.. where did the week go? I haven't even begun to sort through all the pictures we took. Continuing in the past few weeks fashion we went from North Carolina to South Carolina made it all the way down to Georgia and made our last stop in Washington DC.

So today I want to bring to you some of Washington D.C's Etsy Finds 

Retro Cupcake Box by Claudine Hellmuth 

Lace Crown by Pride and Princesses 

Hot Air Balloon by Alice and Peter

Raw Emerald Cuff by Dani Barbe

 Moroccan Kilim Rug by Two Camel Carpets

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  1. That Lace crown is so fantastic! I gotta get that for my friend's daughter, she will love it. Thanks for sharing!

  2. That cup cake box is so cute!!

  3. Cute picks! Love that hot air balloon!


  4. How cute is that hot air balloon?!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  5. What road trippers you and the ohana are; what lovely memories you're creating.
    Thanks for being honest about how sometimes my knitting content goes over your head. When I knit gauge is important. Gauge is measured by stitches per inch. Knitting stitches look like V's. Usually a designer will have figured her gauge by knitting a swatch of fabric. She tries to cast on her needles a number of stitches to meet 4" in length. She knits one side and then purls the next row; this continues back and forth until she reaches 4" height wise. The swatch is then soaked in a wool wash; wool wash enables you to not have to rinse because agitation of the fibers can happen, causing felting or pilling. The swatch is pinned down and air dries. When the drying is done, a ruler for example is taken and measures out horizontally how many V's appear in 4". The number is divided by four and then the answer is how many stitches per inch. So with this magic number a designer uses it to figure out the math for cast on needed to start the design.
    Gauge is especially important to me for sweaters, shawls, and socks because you want those items to have a certain fit or in this case, my shawl to have a certain height and wingspan. The gauge of Pioneer Girl is 6 sts/in. I'm supposed to end up with 303 stitches in The Radness. 303 divided by 6 = a wingspan of about 50.5". If my gauge was 5 stitches per inch instead, it would be about a 60.5" wingspan, a larger one. If my gauge was a number bigger than 6, the wingspan would be smaller.
    The shawl I'm not too worried about gauge wise but because I'm using different yarns, I don't want the lace applied edging to be tighter than the speckled section. I hope this helps. ^__^ Teacher in me; can't help it.

  6. Oh my gosh! I need that Moroccan Kilim Rug...like....right now! Lovely picks as always, Hena:) And thank you for taking the time to comment on my latest post. Really appreciate your thoughts:)

  7. That hot air balloon is adorable! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  8. You always share the coolest jewelry. Love the cuff!


  9. Love the cupcake box, great finds!

  10. I have a hard time getting back into the swing of things after a long vacation too. Looking forward in seeing the pictures from DC.

  11. That emerald cuff is so gorgeous!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  12. Such great finds! That cuff is really pretty!

  13. It would be fun to try and DIY a lace crown!


  14. The Retro Cupcakebox is so lovely ;)!
    Nice Greetings,

  15. So looove the emerald cuffs! Glad you had a great time away.

    Funmi x

  16. The retro cupcake box is adorable!

  17. cutest cupcake box i've ever seen!

  18. The rug and earrings are adorable :)

  19. Beautiful post gorgeous! I just love these photos so much lovely inspiration :)


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