Category Archives: Crafts and Creations

Since I Can’t Afford Custom Clothing

For years I’ve dreamed of being able to afford custom, handcrafted clothing. And despite my many and varied skills, sewing is NOT in my wheelhouse. A hem or two, but that’s it. So I have pined for the artsy fartsy … Continue reading

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Necessity is the Mother of…

Tomato soup. Okay, to be honest, it wasn’t really necessity so much as I was in the mood for tomato soup and I had already promised it. It went something like this. Every day that my contractor and friend Jay works, I … Continue reading

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Work on The Cottage…and More

Work on The Cottage We have been busy bees on The Cottage and have nearly completed the demo of all rooms except the front living room. So far, we have filled and dumped six truckloads at the local dump. I … Continue reading

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Terrariums and Tangents

What would I do without friendly neighbors and neighborly friends? Michelle S. who lives at the corner of 10th and Benton shared a picture on my timeline a couple of weeks ago… Oh…YES! And I was off on my little … Continue reading

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Creative Wood Staining

A friend of mine, Monica J. sent me a link to Sawdust and Embryos, a blog with all manner of cool creative stuff, including shading with stain on furniture tutorials. I immediately thought of my dining room table. My grandmother … Continue reading

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2016 Will Be the Year of…

The Year of the Budget If you read my earlier post Jumping Into the Dream, then you may begin to understand why I say that I think that 2016 will be the year of the budget. Big dreams take time and … Continue reading

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It Has Begun!!! (Yet Again)

All right, the third time is the charm…right? Last fall I decided to Zentangle my van. I worked on it for a while, but the winter snuck up on me before I had managed to get much done. I waited … Continue reading

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Rocks, SHTF Medicinal Gardens, Natural Fencing and More

Prepping for My Zentangle River Rocks Class I’ll be teaching a Zentangle: River Rocks class on August 22nd at Powell Gardens. There is a fee for this, but it is a small price to pay for something that you will … Continue reading

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Fairy Gardens!!!!

As with many things in my life, there is this backwards process that occurs… I find something I want to try out (like creating a fairy garden). I check out books on the subject, visit Pinterest, and get real excited … Continue reading

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Insulating on a Dime

Actually, I wonder if it actually cost me a dime. Possibly not. I’ve only gone through one glue stick, those are a penny a stick, and the fabric was all from scraps, so… Insulating Those Drafty Doors It took me … Continue reading

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