• Rumors of a Bead Fail Are Greatly Exaggerated

    So, when last I left you, I promised to show you my bead fail.  Ah, I had such little confidence in myself!  Shame on me! As I’ve mentioned before, my craft pursuits are usually the result of a tiny spark that leads to a stream of seemingly unrelated ideas – for instance, photography lead to image […]

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  • My Mini-Me

    Well, she took more than a weekend, but she’s done! I managed to paint her face – with only one or two paintovers of the eyes.  I started with arcylic paints, and then I switched to pastel pencils.  The pastels didn’t blend as well as I thought they would, and, if I make another one, […]

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  • Yarning Along – Lost in a CAL

    I am a machine.  A crochet machine. I just keep cranking out round after round after round.  Very relaxing.  I have no idea where I’m supposed to be in the CAL, but I think I’m working at a good, steady pace – on pace to run out of yarn, again.  And that’s not to say […]

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  • Well, Hello Dolly

    Spinning the creativity wheel this weekend – whirl! – all signs point to . . . dolls! In my cycle of painting and knitting and crocheting and jewelry making and whatever crafty thing crosses my path – this weekend I’ve landed on the doll square of the crafty board. At first, I was all internetting […]

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  • Yarning Along, Again With the Hook

    When last I left off, I had run out of yarn for my Shetland Trader, Islay. While I sweated it out (literally and figuratively, as the weather has yet to get the message that summer is winding down) waiting for my yarn to arrive from Miss Babs, I decided to do a stash dive, and […]

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  • Back to School-ish

    Ah, it’s that time of year again – when my Facebook feed is flooded with back to school photos, in a parade of endless backpacks and tight ponytails. Aside from the shock I felt when my one crafty Karate Kid niece appeared as a GASP cheerleader in my lead story, it’s all the same old […]

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  • Yarn Along – Until the Yarn Runs Out

    Now that the Ravellenics Games are over, and fall approaches (totally wishful thinking!), I’m back on board with knitting, and I cast on my Miss Babs from the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.  Who cares is 90+ degrees out?  Pshaw!  There’s never a bad time to sit with a pound of wool on your lap, right? […]

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  • Happy World Photography Day!

    Today is World Photography Day!  I know that because Facebook told me.  That made me happy.  But Facebook also told me that according to my “memories,” it’s been a year since my LYS closed.  That made me sad.  If I had never looked at Facebook at all, I probably would have experienced nothing other than […]

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  • Medal, Please

    No no, silly, no medal for blogging.  Blogging these days is an epic fail for me.  But, once again, I have changed my WordPress theme, throwing consistency and half-hearted branding to the wind, and just creating a new pretty “box” to put my stories in. But, I do deserve a medal, gold if I do […]

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  • Fauxdori Fix Up

    So, you may remember, I started the year off all moved into my Fauxdori planner from Dokkipaper.  I was all about minimalism – the craft paper inserts that came with the notebook cover, my own photos as decoration – That was it.  That is, until I got sucked down the planner hole interweb.  Here’s the […]

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