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Do you want to hear about the rain again?

I am dying to show you some really cool sewing projects, but I haven’t made them yet.  It’s Spring Break around here, both of the kids are home, and when we’re not traveling to/from Grandma’s house, or playing some cutthroat UNO, we’re exploring color theory with Sharpies and prepping for a family party this coming […]

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New Publications for March

Perfectly Paired Kimle, Patricia Paperback Book (Kalmbach Publications, 2010) ISBN: 0871162946 112 pages List Price: $21.95 Buy this Book Polka Dot Creations Powell’s Books Barnes & Noble Amazon.com Each stunning project in Perfectly Paired: Designing Jewelry with Polymer and Metal Clays explores the interplay of textures and colors by combining two beautiful media: polymer clay […]

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The Texture Collection, and other stories

You know how you go through your creative life picking up little bits of information from one artist whose work you admire, a few tidbits from another, an interesting idea from yet another?  And all of these inputs take up residence in your brain, waiting for just the right little nudge to make them come […]

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The Edison Museum

I tend to avoid taking the kids to museums, as this is the dramatic kind of reaction I usually get.  But when Aidan came home from school and told me he was writing a biography report on Thomas Edison, I suggested we visit Edison’s laboratory museum. It was an idea that was met with actual […]

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And the winner is…

Thank you all for the nice comments regarding my new earrings!  I enjoyed making them, and there are more in the works! So, I asked the ol’ husband to choose a number between 1 and 23, (because we had 23 comments, when you eliminate duplicates) and he selected number 17. That makes our winner Beth, […]

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Perfectly Paired + giveaway

I feel so lucky these past few months, to be getting the chance to flip through some very excellent craft books, often before they officially hit the market.  Today I have to thank Karin, who is a blog reader and also the editor of Patricia Kimle‘s new book, Perfectly Paired: Designing Jewelry with Polymer and […]

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The results are in

I asked my kids to choose a random number between one and sixteen, and they decided on “3.” That means the winner of Sherri Haab’s Jewelry Inspirations is Antoinette, who said: That is the sweetest bracelet! I can’t wait to show my daughter when she gets home from school (8 yo). She’s definitely going to […]

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