So, this is becoming a traditional blog post. Remember 2007 and 2006? This year, the award goes to the card from my daughter, which T picked out, obviously. It’s very appropriate for today! (and yesterday.) (and the day before.) (and so on…)
It took a long time for me to get my creative space in order. When T and I both worked from home, we shared this room together. Last year when we finished our basement, we built him an office. It was empty until this past summer—until my week of reading deprivation, actually. With no […]
As I write this, it is 19 degrees. Two days ago it was 60 degrees. Nebraska weather sure is weird that way! When Lauren told me how warm it was going to be on Wednesday, we both agreed that we had to get outside with the kids. The last time we went for a […]
My aunt asked me if I would make a baby blanket for a friend of hers. I had been itching to make this Purl Bee blanket for awhile, so we decided on this pattern. The family is in Arizona, and we agreed flannel might be a better choice than fleece.
I followed […]
So I’ve been trying come up with an idea that makes use of the felted sweater sleeves from my totes and I figured it out. Scarves!
The beauty of these is that they give you all the warmth of wool without having to wear it next to your skin. (I know at least […]
Here’s the view I am facing as I sit at my desk and work today.
We haven’t had sun in almost a week. Seriously! Not since Monday, for sure. How am I supposed to take pictures of my projects for the blog without sun? Mother Nature, please do something!
Tonight, over at Etsy Labs, there is a Trunk Show featuring handmade items from all over the world. I belong to the Lincoln, Nebraska team, and we will be featured from 7-8 pm CT. All of the members of the Lincoln Handmade Team are so talented — from jewelry making and paper […]
During the month of November, whipup.net is featuring tutorials, ideas and stories for refashioning, re-using, up-cycling and recycling items made of paper, cloth, yarn or plastic. I submitted a tutorial for turning prescription bottles into useful storage containers and it was posted today! Go check it out!
Last month, Meredith, the Editor in Chief of Craftier magazine, asked me if they could feature my remote control pillow pattern in their DIY Holiday issue. Here I am on page 22!
Quiet political time: As soon as the speeches were over Tuesday night, I turned off the tv. The last year and a half seems like it was so loud. Negative campaigns. Talking heads arguing. Cranky friends and family. I felt like I needed to tune in so I could absorb as much information as possible […]