I have been on a crocheting kick lately. I think this latest binge started with the star baby blanket. I had seen quite a few star blankets on Pinterest and Craftster and had always thought I wanted one. Once I learned to crochet, I decided I w
Yep, you heard me correctly!
A few years ago I used YouTube to teach myself to crochet. I had limited cash flow and limited space so buying new craft supplies was out of the question. I had to make due with borrowed hooks and yarn. I started off
As you may (or may not) know, I am in a book club. We meet once per month to discuss that month's book. To be honest, it's mostly wine drinking and chatting with a little bit of book discussion thrown in. Most of the time we meet at local resta
No, I don't mean your wife (sorry, that was kind of mean).
A friend asked me if I could help her out with a project. She had come across a group that makes sleeping mats for the homeless in Chicago by reusing plastic shopping bags. She linked me
Happy Monday! Here's a recap of what we did this weekend.
Since Thursday was the last day of school around here, Friday was our official start to the weekend. Friday during the day was pretty relaxed. The kids were happy to sleep lat
Every Christmas I try to do a little crafting. Usually an ornament for the tree. I generally make the same style for everyone, with different colors or whatnot. Sometimes I throw in a few other handcrafted ideas- if the mood strikes- but generally
Every year at at the start of school, I start the battle to keep the kids' school stuff organized. It seems that every day I get emails home about important dates, or papers home with important information needed at a later date (usually a couple wee
A few months ago I was contacted by a friend's husband. He wanted to know if I could make a pair of earrings for her. I, of course, said yes. How hard can a pair of earrings be? More difficult than I imagined!
He wanted the earrings to look li
Yesterday, through the wonders of Pinterest (of course) I found a tutorial for these adorable earrings. I decided I needed to make them.
Yes, despite the fact that I am not done unpacking my house, have not even started unpacking my craft room, an
It's hot in Chicagoland. Heat index above 100F with fairly high humidity. The Weather Channel keeps sending out advisories to keep children indoors to reduce risk of heat stroke. After driving to the grocery store today (in the Jeep, with the top o