When last you left me I was sewing together pieces of an afghan. Here’s the final product! I love the way this afghan turned out! The colors are so pretty in this room.
It’s afghan making season once again, folks. I decided we really needed a new afghan for our front chair. Something smallish that we could just pop on over our legs in the chilly winter months. We have a lot of blues and purples in that room, so I decided to make this Stained Glass Motif […]
Have you been watching The X Factor? It’s Simon Cowell’s new show, and a competitor of Idol. I’ve caught it here and there while flipping through the channels, and I’m glad I did. I actually really like it. One guy in particular that caught my attention was Chris Rene. This kid has been through it, […]
I saw these pumpkins on the Artsy Va Va blog, and really loved the idea. She took Dollar Store pumpkins, a twig from outside, pages from an old book, and some moss to create a new look. I loved what she did, and I wanted to make a few and also add some poetry to […]
Eileen at the Artful Crafter gave me a nice surprise when she used one of my poems (“This Man I Love” which is in New and Selected Poems) in a greeting card she made by hand for her husband.
Why do I get the feeling that my writing partner is bored?
We picked up this game called Outrage, and it’s so fun I had to tell you about it. It’s sold at the Tower of London, but did I get it at the Tower when I was there? Nope.
I’ve been seeing these glass sculptures all over the flea market circuit this year, and really think they are a great way to reuse vases and old glass plates.
I try and limit what I spend on anything, including crafting. So it’s a good thing that I’m an expert bargain shopper! Here are some of the deals I’ve picked up lately.
I’m pretty much new to book festivals, so I wasn’t sure what to expect with the Southeastern Wisconsin Book Festival. But a few writer friends asked me if I wanted to pitch in for a table, I said “sure!” I was glad I did.
I recently got a chance to meet Brandilyn Collins at a dinner at book signing, and have to say how very impressed I was with her. I couldn’t help noticing a few things she did that would be helpful to other writers.
I’m doing some more experimenting with mixed media, and decided to make a picture for my mom.
I’ve been experimenting with mixed media, and since I’m so new with it all it’s been fun just playing. I can’t remember the last time I just sat and played. You know? So this is the result of my recent playing experiment. I’m trying to get a handle on which techniques work best for me.
Since I’m still waiting on the nail gun I need to finish up my chair project, I thought I’d share a different craft project with you instead. This one is a fun one and can be customized easily for a gift idea. I made these for my father-in-law for Father’s Day, and included a variety […]