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D is for Dress-Up!

D is for Dress-Up!

I know, I’m two days late with this post. Last week kicked my butt and I am still playing catch-up. I offer my apologies! Last week we focused on the letter D and did some fun dress-up related projects, like a royal felt crown, a cape perfect for Merlin, and some quick & easy super … Continue reading

Michaelmas

Michaelmas

Happy October! Sunday (September 29) was the day Michael the archangel (and all the other angels) was celebrated. I had wanted to do something last year to mark the day and it snuck up on me and the day came and went. This year, I made a plan in advance, keeping it simple and doable. … Continue reading

Selfish Sewing Week: Ironing Mat

Selfish Sewing Week: Ironing Mat

My next project for myself was an ironing mat for when I am sewing. I have been wanting one of these so I don’t have to pull the whole ironing board out. I bought the insulated ironing mat batting stuff months and months ago, then just never had time to do something with it– until … Continue reading

Art School: Stained Glass Paper Birds

Art School: Stained Glass Paper Birds

I love stained glass! It is such a beautiful medium. In particular, I have always loved the stained glass work of Chagall, like these and these. (Just go to Google Images and type in Chagall Stained Glass for more examples.) I took a one day workshop in stained glass, which I really enjoyed, but the tools and … Continue reading

Art School: Super Simple Story Stones

Art School: Super Simple Story Stones

This is the first post in my new “Art School” series! This series will showcase different art projects, mediums, and techniques. Plus, it lets me be an art teacher again. Ooh, see how zen and calming the logo is? That means these will be no stress, relaxing, & fun art activities, perfect for you or … Continue reading

Sharing Authentically

Sharing Authentically

This post originally appeared here on Crafting Connections, and I am reposting it here just to keep a record for myself. If you don’t subscribe to Crafting Connections’ email list, you really should. Their emails in my inbox always brighten my day– and usually help me remember to pause, breathe, and enjoy the world around … Continue reading

Tutorial: Eraser Carving

Tutorial: Eraser Carving

I am teaching a class at one of the branches of my local library on eraser carving. I thought you might like a tutorial, too! Supplies: erasers carving tools pencil (no. 2, not a mechanical pencil) ink pad paper (scrap for sketching; good paper for printing on) 1) Trace the shape of your eraser on … Continue reading

Sharing Authentically

Sharing Authentically

I have a guest post over on the wonderful blog (and magazine) Crafting Connections! They asked me to write about their monthly theme of “sharing,” which I was more than happy to do. Besides my thoughts on sharing authentically, I also posted a tutorial for a heart snack mat. Check it out!

Felt Egg: Free Pattern & Tutorial

Felt Egg: Free Pattern & Tutorial

New free felt pattern and tutorial just posted! Check it out and happy stitching, just in time to get a few finished up for Easter. Make a bunch and turn them into a bunting. Or add a hanger to individual ones and they make lovely little gifts or Easter basket decorations. Plus don’t forget to … Continue reading

Bunny time!

Bunny time!

As promised, here is the bunny pattern to make one of these cute little guys. But first, I need to tell you something– my baby is in preschool today! Oh heaven help me get through this.  I’m only joking a little bit. I’m not ready for my baby to be growing up and going to … Continue reading