Finished Afghan

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.

Stained Glass Afghan

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 […]

Young Homie What You Trippin On

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, […]

Paper Covered Pumpkins With Poetry


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 […]

This Man I Love at the Artful Crafter

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.


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.

Glass Garden Sculpture


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.

Craft Bargains

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.

SE Wisconsin Book Festival

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.

What I Learned From Brandilyn Collins

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.

Mixed Media Experimenting

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.

Homemade Coasters

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 […]