Every year the decorations seem to come out earlier and stay out longer. I guess that’s life with a six year old. I’m putting my foot down tomorrow. The tree is collecting dust. It’s time to come down.
Is it too early to start thinking about Spring?
It seems I have some crafty catching up to do. Remember when I told you I was making glycerin soap? It turned out awesome.
I made two different kinds. Here are my notes:
Used almost two 2-lb clear glycerin soap bricks to make five batches. (Purchased at the craft store […]
I’ll admit it. My first real fair isle project after my retreat last year probably shouldn’t have been using kitchen cotton doubled stranded. The first attempt was incredibly puckered. The second attempt was off gauge and a tight fit, even for my small hand.
The third time is looking like a […]
When I first moved to Lincoln, it was a no-Starbucks town. As I explored the local coffee shops for my daily iced latte, one of them recommended an iced toddy. It was love at first sip.
If you’ve never had cold brewed coffee, let me tell you it’s the most amazing thing […]
It’s been about a month since we planted “the little avocado that could” and just when we were about to give up on it, a little shoot peeked out of the dirt. Honestly, I thought it was part of the root that didn’t get buried far enough in the soil, but […]
We planted our first avocado seed today. Remember way back in April when we put it in a bag of moss? The book said it would take a few weeks to get roots. Ours took a few months. Maybe our laundry room isn’t warm enough?
You’re supposed […]
Remember the thrifty buffet we found a few months ago? It had been sanded and primed then pushed to the side when our weekends got busy. Yesterday, my husband pulled it out and started painting.
The primer is gray and the paint is chocolate brown. I think he was hoping […]
If you have long hair, how do you store your hair ties? I used to keep them on the original cardboards, but they are kind of flimsy and tear easily. I wanted something more sturdy.
Using the plastic leftover from making my place mat sock blockers, I traced the original cardboards and […]
Last year I may have tried too hard with my tomato and cucumber plants. I gave them tons of TLC and didn’t get much in return.
I got these little plants almost two weeks ago at the Farmers’ Market. I tucked them in the corner on the back porch during a […]
Severe weather is finally here in Nebraska and my creative space is filled with some not-so-creative sewing.
In the Spring, we stuff blankets under this cover to protect our car from hail. We got lazy last winter and left it on all year. The Nebraska winds nearly shredded it to pieces.