As you can see, I’m relaxing in my fuzzy flip-flops I’m in Philadelphia for a class, and I had originally planned on blogging a bit about the class and sharing some images of the things I’d made so far. As it turns out, most of our time today was spent observing, and the only hands-on […]Read More: Lisa takes a trip
I made another little project today. This is another version of this tote from Lotta Jansdotter’s Simple Sewing. I like the first tote, but it’s a bit flimsy. I decided to try adding a lining, but of course, I didn’t bother to do any research on how to do that. I just flew by the […]Read More: A tote and a trip
If you have small children at home, chances are reading the title of this post has reminded you of the Blue’s Clues color episode. You probably have that song going through your head, and it will be there for at least the next three hours. Sorry about that… Have you seen the A Year of […]Read More: Colors, Colors, Everywhere
That’s one snazzy-looking feather, dontcha think? Introducing the newest Polka Dot Creations tutorial: Scrap Feather Cane by the very talented Robin Milne. I can’t think of a better way to use up those cane ends we all have than to make this brand new, striking cane. (Seriously, I can’t. I usually just give my scraps […]Read More: New use for scrap clay
A summer staple around here is the Cool ‘n Easy Pie. Made with Cool Whip and our current favorite Jello flavor, it’s easy to make, and we always have enough filling left to make a couple of bonus desserts Son #1 picked Lime for this go-round. I also really like Lemon, and some of the […]Read More: Told you I’d be back
[There is an updated version of this recipe here] We spent the morning & early afternoon visiting my parents. My mother dug up a couple of tiger lilies to share with us, and when we got home, Neil started digging so he could add them to the lily garden he put together for me. It’s […]Read More: Strawberry Lemonade Smoothies
So, in addition to the arrival of Donna Kato’s new book this weekend, I’ve had plenty of other distractions. For instance, this morning the mailman delivered two packages of interest. In the first, was this great little change purse from Trail Mix Designs. She had admired a few of my posies, so we did a […]Read More: So many goodies, so little time
Let the creativity begin! Donna Kato’s new book has arrived! I saw the FedEx truck at the top of the driveway and wandered over to see what was being delivered. When I saw that it was three boxes from Watson-Guptill, I abandoned my happily-playing boys in the backyard and tore into a box. I have […]Read More: It’s heeeeere!
Ahhhhh. This is the life! School is out, Son #2 is taking his turn going to work with Daddy, and it’s just Son #1 and I here. I’m sitting outside on the back patio in my pj’s with a cup of tea, listening to the chirping birds, and the hypnotic creak of Son #1 on […]Read More: Show off your work!
Oh, how I wish I were neat and tidy… How I wish I could get a box of books in the mail, unpack them, put them on the shelves, and recycle the box all within 15 minutes of their arrival. But, alas, that is not me. I do not have a company-ready home. I […]Read More: Messy, Messy Lisa