Guest Blogger: Dukes and Duchesses



I’m Randi from Dukes and Duchesses and I’m honored to be guest posting at House of Hepworths today!
I’m a stay-at-home mother of five, ranging in age from one to thirteen.  My days are full of the usual family busy-ness but I always find time for a little sanity-saving creativity.  Dukes and Duchesses is my portfolio: a scrapbook of things I make.  Some of my projects also find their way into my etsy shop, An Eclectic Mess.
I’m inspired by beautiful yarns and interesting textures and I love to knit fun little goodies.  My knitting needles click year round and a good road-trip means I’ll always come home with at least one completed project.  These rosette coffee cuffs were the product of one small road trip and a lot of time in the carpool lines.  Doesn’t a little Starbucks look so much better with a cute cuff?
Sewing is another passion.  I could spend hours in a good fabric store, touching textiles and admiring patterns.  I love to sew for my younger kids {the older ones have outgrown the homemade clothes phase} and make things for our home and I’m often inspired by other seamstresses and the imagination and creativity I see.  I love simple projects that have a big cute factor, like this birthday outfit that my youngest wore last year.  You have to check out the hat she wore with it!
Right after my husband and kids, I love my Silhouette.  Best money my husband ever spent.  I use it at least a few times a week and I joke that if something holds still long enough, I’ll embellish it with that little machine.  Vinyl, heat transfer, paper cutting … I love it all.
Thanks for letting me share a little about Dukes and Duchesses today.  I hope you’ll stop by for a visit and see a few more of my projects!

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  1. Hi! Just found Randi’s blog via Tip Junkie. Then followed her over to your great blog, too! Will surely be dropping by BOTH often. Enjoy your road trip!

  2. Love your stuff- heading over to check out your blog right now!

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