Mark's sister got married this summer at their parent's cottage and it was beautiful. It was a small wedding and everything except dinner was done by the bride and groom and their friends and family (including the bride's gorgeous dress - which she made). Despite a thunderstorm during the ceremony (which I think made it… Continue reading Adventures in Cake Making
It started with a paint night. My friend took me to my first paintnite a couple of months ago. Though my painting wasn't anything to write home about, it was a great exercise to fearlessly throw paint at a canvas and come up with a painting in under 2 hours. (My usual problem is - I put a… Continue reading My Betty Grable
A few weeks ago, I was suddenly hit with the urge to ORGANIZE. Now, this situation does not happen often. So when it does, I need to act fast. For example, I still have my Grandmother's old knitting machine sitting in a bedroom (which needs some fixing) which I haven't touched in over a year.… Continue reading Yarn Organization and Inspiration
Well, that was certainly a break from blogging! I had an incredibly eventful year which left very little time for bloggy-land. The two major things that happened to me were as follows: 1) I had a phenomenal first year of being a teacher, and 2) Mark and I bought a house! Phew. So, teaching is… Continue reading The Crafty Bug
I heart Totoro. I only discovered the movie about a couple of years ago, and I was completely swept away in the adorable whimsy of all. I even have a Totoro painting in my living room. A whiiiiile ago, I started making a large Totoro doll. I finished up all of the crocheted bits, then… Continue reading A (Finally) Finished Totoro
Well, I certainly had an enjoyable (and very long) holiday break! However, the break was quickly followed by ramming myself back into school gear and trying to complete a ton of school projects that are due this month. Phew! My snowflakes that I gave to people for Christmas were a hit! I had loads of… Continue reading Hey, it’s 2012!
OK. So I've been a little obsessed with snowflakes recently. I discovered this amazing directory of snowflake patterns linked from a fantastic blog called Snowcatcher. I seriously recommend checking this out. This woman has mad snowflake-making skills. There are over 100 snowflake patterns on that directory and they are all unique. Amaze-balls. I started experimenting with… Continue reading Snowflake Mania!
Woah. This, I have to say, is a little bit of a milestone for me. My 100th post on this blog. Have I really had that much to say over the past year-and-a-half? Apparently, I have. And I've had a blast doing it. When I started the blog, I wanted a place to write down… Continue reading The Hundredth
This week I started back to regular teacher's ed classes ... and I'm kinda bummed because I miss my students. Of the other people I've talked to, they feel exactly the same. We're all just counting the days until our next in-class placement. The only upside is that I've had some of my free time… Continue reading Christmas Crafty Prep
The other day I was looking through some of my old blog posts and I was shocked at how absolutely naked my couch looked in my couch post! That photo was back when I had zero pillows on it. Now, however, my couch is nicely crammed with pillows: I threw my crochet pillows on there… Continue reading I must have ALL the couch pillows