Category: Crafts

January 3, 2018

January Bullet Journal

Once upon a time I srapbooked. I would spend hours and days mounting my pictures onto paper, “journaling” and then loading them into archival quality scrapbooks. I really liked that process, until I didn’t. I realized I was creating a burden, honestly. By the time the Princess would have reached adulthood (which is coming in […]

May 1, 2017

Labors of Love

It started with a red ball gown in a prom store in February.  We loved it.  She loved it.  I was willing to overlook the price tag, but the style was discontinued and they didn’t have her size in stock.  I was heartened, a simple ballgown would be easy to find.  As we loaded in […]

October 29, 2016

Elizabeth Schuyler, Pleasure to Meet You

Ah, Hamilton.  For the last four months, the Hamilton soundtrack has been on repeat at our house.  It started with my cousin insisting I listen and on our trip to New Orleans, I gave it the time it deserved on the plane.  I was hooked.  When I came home, I started playing it in the […]

October 26, 2016

Peace in Pieces

I’ve always been a bit of an old soul. When I was not quite 21, I’d head down to a local bowling alley that had a swing band play on weeknights on their outdoor patio.  I’d sing with the band.   “Don’t get around much” and “Tangerine” were my favorites.  Yeah, they’re old.  That was […]

September 22, 2016

Boxwood Joggers

So, I wanted this to be another entry into my “Great Things to Sew” series that started with the Vivie dress a few weeks ago.  However, I’m not sure that this is a great thing to sew. Last spring, I bought the little girls joggers before our Disney vacation.  They were lightweight and soft and […]

September 9, 2016


For some reason, I’ve had the lyrics of “I Sing the Body Electric” from Fame stuck in my head. I’m not sure if I sang it in choir in 1992 or 1993. We sang it at commencement. I think it might have 1992 and my school might have done Fame as the spring musical. That […]

November 5, 2015

Framed Fingerprint Trees

Once upon a time, Big Daddy and I were pretty broke. Christmas would spring up on us and there’d be a panic while we tried to find affordable gifts for our extensive gift list.  One particularly lean year, I framed pictures of the Princess taken at my parents place Up North and cross stitched them […]

November 12, 2014

Journal Strap with Pen Holder

My sewing machine has been been giving me longing looks from across the playroom. I’ve been in this phase of…well…brain overload. I want to do everything! I want to do everything so badly, it paralyzes me a little bit and I end up playing Candy Crush because there’s not enough hours in the day to […]

December 5, 2013

Crafting with Ornaments: Garland

I admit that I kind of have a thing for using Christmas bulbs in my decorating. It started many years ago when Big Daddy and I were newlyweds. We didnt have a lot of our own decorations and we didn’t have a lot of money. I’d bought some boxes of plain glass ornaments to hang […]

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