nataliejost A sweater #onmyneedles now. Not using a pattern, just measuring tape and calculator. I'm freaking out. 2d

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nataliejost One more of the neighbors' rooftops while the kids come in for hot cocoa. 3d

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nataliejost O: "I catched a snowflake in my eye again."
E: "it's snowing! It's snowing"
First snow of 2015
3d

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nataliejost Testing my first knit clutch on the town tonight. This denim heart lining makes me smile every time I open it up. 4d
  •   mrssoup That would make me smile too! 4d
  •   nataliejost Needs to be a leeeeetle bit bigger and may try machine stitching next time, even though hand-stitching is more classic. 3d

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nataliejost Love my job. Love my city. #EVV #thebitterman 6d

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nataliejost What a finished sweater looks like. I have Kindle Paperwhite and iPhone 5s too. Custom sizes upon request at $1 per square inch, min $25. Color combinations can be customized of course as well. As everything I design, they're not just for looks. I use a specific yarn and stitch to make them lightweight while also thick enough to protect form neighboring pens, sunglasses, or keys they might share space with in your bag. The "neck" is tighter than the body to keep the device from sliding out on its own, and I start at the base with a tight weave, and knit around in a circle so there are no seams to come undone. Anywhere! Email me to order directly until I can get them listed. natalie@olivemanna.com 6d

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nataliejost Transitioning from online to brick and mortar has been teaching me a lot! Online I can have clear photos and detailed descriptions. In person that's been harder to accomplish. But these simple photos attached to product tags should help. #shoplocal at #thebitterman and #olivemanna 7d

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nataliejost Printing promo photos. What? Yeah I still print sometimes. So rare though I haven't changed the ink in my printer for a year. 1w

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nataliejost One of our visits to #EVV when #ajjost was a babe. Even before we lived here we loved here. #tbt 1w

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nataliejost Getting down with Ezekiel this morning. #kayarthur kicks my butt. In the best way. 1w

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nataliejost Left: my usual #crochet hook (size 8). Right: tonight's hook (size 50). 1w

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nataliejost Found this great vintage needle tuft bedspread today for only $22! Would have picked up the second one too but it had sun damage. The twin size is perfect for the girls or probably a throw blanket for my chair in the living room, for when I get cold while I'm knitting! #shopvintage #loveoldthings #handcrafted 1w

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nataliejost Visiting Rivertown at #emuseum. This floor always makes me think of my brick-laying husband. #VSCOcam 1w
  •   nataliejost Homeschool every day. #thrivewhereistand 1w
  •   nataliejost Just Audrey. We did kindergarten and then she went to 1-5 at Tekoppel. Then her BFF moved away and she NEEDED a break from the drama. So she's taking a year off essentially. We still "do school" every day but in a Bohemian sort of way. No curriculum, just what she wants to learn about and what I think she might need to know to go back next year. Honestly I don't think either of us could do "real" homeschool. :) 1w
  •   nataliejost @heartlikeminerunsonwine I looked into the Hoosier academy program and we almost did that but in the end it was basically public school at home and wasn't right for us at the time. But it could be just right for Grace. I'd LOVE to have a cup of coffee with you someday if you're up for it. Maybe the girls could chat too? Audrey is thinking about HP next year. If they'd be in school together it never hurts to have more allies! 1w

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nataliejost It was quiet for the first time all day. She never goes two minutes without chatting about something. Getting a bit worried, I searched the house for her and found a little ninja behind the couch. Now she's mad at me for discovering her too soon. 1w

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nataliejost Homeschool today includes the Smithsonian channel's rare 1968 footage of #MLK in Memphis. 1w

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nataliejost Coffee Sweater. :) Designed for the starbucks personal cup but also fits most travel mugs, drinking glasses, mason jars, just about anything without a handle. Email me at natalie@olivemanna.com or find me on etsy for a custom order. #olivemanna Price varies ($10-$16) depending on the intricacy of the pattern. great gift for coffee lovers - maybe even hide a starbucks gift card inside it? 2w

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nataliejost NEW: tiny pennant garland, 24" long, pennants are about 1/2". Handmade in India from recycled tin, $6.00 each at #thebitterman and soon to be online at #olivemanna dot com. 2w

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nataliejost She looks sad but she's not. This is her resting face, the one she has when she's alone, before she lets you in. Then it's all toothless smiles. 2w

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nataliejost This red hair. 2w

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nataliejost New price tags for #thebitterman goods, courtesy of my new stamps by @jkyamzon. Tags (blank) can be found at olivemanna.com 3w
  •   jkyamzon They look great!! Love them 3w

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