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3 April

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    Apr 3, 2010, 07.32 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    i think i WILL make a shorter version. it’s not like i’ll wear them both at the same time:)

    by the way, i still have your skirt you wanted from the swap pool. it’s just in a box from our 5 moves this year… next month i will be in my REAL home and from there it will be on it’s way to you!

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      Apr 7, 2010, 10.59 AMby marmota-b

      Ah! I still don’t know what YOU wanted, though. :-)

30 June

19 February

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    Feb 19, 2009, 04.50 PMby elainemay

    hi again, marmota! as requested, i’ve posted the multisized pattern for the Coffee Date Dress (standard BurdaStyle sizes 34-42)! if you make one, please post it so i can see it, and let me know if you have any suggestions for improving the pattern or instructions. thanks!

31 January

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    Jan 31, 2009, 12.25 PMby elainemay

    Hi Marmota! Good to hear from you :) I’m glad you like the Coffee Date Dress- I’m working on the multi-size pattern now and hope to have it ready to post within a month or so. I’m new at drafting and I don’t have that much time these days, so it might take a little while :) Happy sewing and so nice to hear from you!

2 January

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    Jan 2, 2009, 01.11 PMby verypurpleperson

    Hi there! Actually I just guessed how the dropstitch work from a Japanese pattern book (I don’t read Japanese), so I hope I did it right. I just knitted the scarf in all stockinette. When I reached the last row of the scarf, I skipped the stitch every 3 stitches, that makes all the stitches in that line ‘dropped’, creating lines of dropped stitches. Then I casted off with crochet hook and in the place of the dropped stitches, I chained 3. I hope it makes sense!

31 December

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    Dec 31, 2008, 01.06 PMby verypurpleperson

    Thank you for the sweet comments! I hope he reminds you of someone nice ;)

29 December

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    Dec 29, 2008, 05.10 PMby erdronen

    Thank you so much for commenting on my dress! So nice of you! I’m so glad you like it :) I hope that I have enough fabric left to make one for myself not :) Happy sewing!!!

17 September

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    Sep 17, 2008, 06.09 PMby cadetdee

    hello – thank you so much for your lovely comments on my creations – thanks very much it means a lot to me – I still get a little shy uploading my creations.


12 September

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    Sep 12, 2008, 05.34 AMby adys

    hi Marmota, thanks for the compliment on my Gypsy-like blouse made out of scarves. I would say every grandma over here in Czech had these kind of scarves. And I was very happy that the size of the scarves was just big enough for the pattern. Scarves are very versatile. dík a čau! :-)

23 August

6 August

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    Aug 6, 2008, 05.36 PMby Sandy Wilson

    Yes, I did sew the pattern and found that the neckline didn’t lay well against my neck, but rather gaped outward. I will try it again as, othewise I liked the pattern.

29 June

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    Jun 29, 2008, 04.28 AMby sewella

    Thank you for the beautiful commnt on my red dress. I am happy that people like it. I must also thank you for the “how to make your own buttons” -because up to then I used to use special plastic buttons where you cover the upper part with the fabric and with the lower you pin it. But with your suggestion I can use all those buttons that I don’t like but am not willing to throw away. Thank you again!

24 June

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    Jun 24, 2008, 11.01 AMby nehmah

    That is what all of us must have finally received; 61 notices in a bit over one hour. The pattern numbers are consecutive. Like hitting a key and not removing the finger fast enough, only much, much worse… I’ve been lucky enough to work around computers since the early 1960’s. Every time a programmer tweaked the software, we spent weeks redoing whatever the program’s improvement fouled up. It does look as though the Systems Analyst here is on the job and caught the error. AHA, I just figured out Marmota= marmoset. I looked at the photos above. Nehmah

23 June

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    Jun 23, 2008, 07.16 PMby nehmah

    Hi Marmota. try 61 notices! Methinks that someone fell asleep at the keyboard… Nehmah

13 June

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    Jun 13, 2008, 10.52 PMby daowebe

    Hi! Thank you for your kind words on the Danielle top variations. Hope your having a great summer! (Is it summer there? lol) Thank you also for the note on the hoodie. Alyssa was happy too! She does love it and wears it all the time.

12 June

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    Jun 12, 2008, 11.00 PMby antigone

    Hi Marmota! I just saw in Benedickta’s Pattern Suggestions thread that you seconded my request for a long skirt! I am glad to find someone who agrees that the flowy long skirt is simply an irreplaceable item. So comfortable, and with such effortless elegance! I am so sorry yours got ripped on a plane! That happened to my favorite pair of jeans. The airlines are an absolute wardrobe hazard…..

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    Jun 12, 2008, 09.30 AMby modisten

    Oh how nice you liked my skirt. Yes, use it in your dress, no worries. Just one thing – if you post it on burdastyle, please link me :) Have a nice day.

6 June

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    Jun 6, 2008, 04.21 PMby nuiwida23

    Indeed! Who else would keep the fabric warm or return thread to its proper place as a plaything? lol, I guess some people don’t realize how the crafting world would be without cats to insure the natural chaos of things!

2 June

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    Jun 2, 2008, 09.20 AMby lybu

    Hi. Thanks again for your nice comment on my creations ( summer tops ). I am happy that you like them. I am planning to make more of that kind of tops. I have a lot of leftovers which I can use for making them. I am going to be very productive this year :)

10 May

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    May 10, 2008, 12.10 AMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    how is it possible i’ve only written here once? feh. THANK YOU for the ottobre link! i saw a foreign (to me) language and immediately gave up. made my day :)

30 April

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    Apr 30, 2008, 10.07 AMby adys

    Ahoj! :) Yes, I’m also from the Czech republic. Nice to meet you too in here and also see your lovely creations of toys! I like your idea of making hair band out of a tie very much. Ať se ti daří!!!

2 April

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    Apr 2, 2008, 06.03 AMby marijapo

    Thank you for writing on my wall. Your post is the first post on my wall and that made my day. Thank you!

    I find it much more enjoyable to write on my website than to write about my creations here and after browsing through yours, I see you feel the same. :)

    Since you are from Check Republic, we could almost communicate in the same language. Ahoj!

26 March

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    Mar 26, 2008, 03.33 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    hi marmota, thanks for your wonderful comment on my celestina :) i am loving all your animals, i have a baby to spoil (not mine) in the near future and they are inspiring!

10 March

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    Mar 10, 2008, 07.42 AMby lybu

    Hi MarmotaB. I finally found a time to thank you for nice comments concerning my Zoe dress. I like blue in combination with white too. This two are actually my favorite colors.

4 March

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    Mar 4, 2008, 01.25 PMby nehmah

    Sorry to hear you are “unwell” I hope by now things have settled down. So far, the headbands and I are agreeable. I have hopes for Andrea; she has a burning desire to be a fashionista. I have next to no idea what that means. Take care; I look forward to more of your work.

3 March

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    Mar 3, 2008, 10.37 PMby nehmah

    Hello Marmota, It’s Nehmah, thank you for the headband pattern. I will be using it to teach my granddaughter basic sewing. She has lovely, long (unruly) hair and will appreciate the bands. Hope all is well with you.

22 February

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    Feb 22, 2008, 12.54 PMby marmota-b

    Pity, I have no idea what could be the problem with the blog… I never had such problem on that site. Maybe you’d better ask oonaballona, who managed to comment, about how she did it. Or simply leave out the site and e-mail (you don’t have to fill those in), I know who you are anyway. :-) “Poslat” means “Send”, i.e. “post”, I guess you got that right… Don’t hit the link next to the screenname, that is something like forgetting the screenname again or what (I never tried it.)

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    Feb 22, 2008, 11.06 AMby sunnyb64

    Hey Marmota! Need to ask you an interpretation question— I was trying to make a comment on your blog, but since I’m completely hopeless at reading Czech, I’m not sure what I did wrong. I filled out the top form with my screenname, added my email and blogsite where it said to, wrote the comment, clicked what I thought was post, and got some kind of error message. All I understood was “spam”, so I’m not sure what I needed to change. (Anyway, wanted to let you know that I did check out your blog— very cool! I love that you’re making it bilingual for dumb Americans like me. ;)

14 February

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    Feb 14, 2008, 07.18 AMby enero

    Thanks so much! You are truly a doll! XO

30 January

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    Jan 30, 2008, 12.27 AMby ruffie

    i looked through your creations and loved the hair clips and headband. great ideas, you are creative, i would love to see more creations for hair accessories. you have done really well