I thought I’d have a little fun tonight, making my own snack packs for the boys’ lunches, using recycled bags I’ve been collecting from my (too) numerous trips to the local bagel shop. I filled one with cheese crackers, set one aside to fill with popcorn later tonight, and I put cookies in a couple […]Read More: Lunch-making under the influence
Last summer, I was asked to submit a beginner-friendly polymer clay project for the upcoming Craft Hope book. The book will feature pairs of projects and charities, the idea being that you can make the projects and then donate them to the charities. I was honored to be included, and so I set to work […]Read More: Have a heart
My friend Robin passed this video along. It’s an hour and a half lecture, which I thought at first would be too long to sit through, but it really sucks you in. Listen to it in the background while you fold laundry, eat your lunch, or whatever mindless tasks you have to do today, and […]Read More: Let’s talk sugar.
It’s not so much that I mind the headlice – sure all of the laundering, freezing, scorching, treatment-giving, and nit-picking etc. is a royal pain, but I can deal with that. I don’t really even mind driving the kids to their two different schools to have them checked out by their nurses before being allowed […]Read More: Drowned Rat
Yesterday I opened up a box of Peaches & Creme from Elmore-Pisgah. Twenty-two little balls of totally affordable cotton worsted, in a plethora of pretty colors. Now, I don’t know about you, but when I am presented a box full of like objects, my first impulse is to sort them. So there I sat, on […]Read More: What’s more fun than a box full of yarn?
The littlest member of the family brought home a gift for us this week. If you recognize that very fine-toothed comb up there, you know of what I speak. I’ve always thought it was rather sweet how the boys end up sleeping together most nights, sharing blankets, pillows, and stuffed animals. And I have never […]Read More: Nit wits
My time at the Clayathon ended up being all about the shawl pins. I’m so glad I tried making a few that first day, because I really loved the way they turned out. Particularly once I’d spent some quality time sanding them smooth. And even more so, when I sat down at the buffing wheel […]Read More: The shawl pins
Don’t you think? Once I finish the ribbing at the bottom, I’ll just need to add the sleeves and the ruffle, and lastly the closure. The closure is supposed to be crocheted ties, but I am thinking a shawl pin might be a fun option. As luck would have it, I am currently holed up […]Read More: Starting to look like a sweater
I admit it. I have, in the past, owned entirely too many kitchen gadgets. Sometimes I would buy them myself, often I would receive them as Christmas gifts. At one time or another I owned a rice cooker, hand blender, electric wok, food processor, blender, electric griddle, ice cream maker, sandwich pouch thingy, pizzelle maker, […]Read More: Kitchen tools and temptations
So, I’ve been plugging away at that sweater for about a week now, doing a few rows here and there after supper and before bed. This image shows where I was three days ago. Today I finished the yoke. I’m already much further along than I ever thought I would be on knitting my own […]Read More: The yoke’s on me