Archive for the 'Crafts' Category

a tiny light in the darkness

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

I don’t want to jinx anything, but I may be ascending from the depression. At least slightly. At least, I made a craft project and have cooked a couple of good meals. I am putting in some effort! Let’s do this in chronological order, shall we? Valentine’s Day marked mine and Sparks’ 13th dating anniversary. […]

The wire core bracelet tutorial

Friday, January 31st, 2014

A livejournal friend asked me how I go about spinning wire. I took photos of the whole process from wire to bracelet. There are a million pics under the cut.

the spun wire bracelet

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

A few weeks ago, I saw a very lovely bracelet in one of the fiber/spinning communities on facebook.  I loved it and thought that surely I could replicate it.  I watched a couple of videos on youtube about spinning fiber onto a wire core.  That was my project for the last Second Saturday Spin-In.  Spinning […]

A new direction…

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

I’ve been busting out the Trip Around the World quilts for years now. They’re super quick and easy and make a pretty, colorful quilt. However, I’m tired of the design. Each quilt is as pretty as the last, but I’m just ready to move on to something new. On the other hand, I didn’t want […]

a long hiatus from creativity

Monday, September 5th, 2011

I’ve let the depression rule my life for the last several months. However, in August I started feeling better and cleaning the house. Now that I had a nice clean craft table, I decided that it was time to put it to use. Several months ago, my cousin mentioned to me that her youngest child […]

Whatever happened with all that pink fabric?

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Obviously, I couldn’t just post a picture of it last week, I wanted to keep it under wraps until the birthday girl had seen it.  And usually it’s my rule that the recipient must see the gift before the intarwebs at large.  Tho’ sometimes, if you see me in real life, I’ll show you a […]

New year, fresh start

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

I won’t promise to be diligent with this journal.  I am a known slacker and am entirely too old to change.  However, I’m going to make an effort here to keep up with this thing a little better.  There are so many beautiful things out there and I’d love to be able to perhaps inspire […]

“free” time

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Last week, for the release of the MAC Venomous Villains collection, Mimi and I took the afternoon off work to go play in makeup. Then, we did a bit of halloween shopping. This is the time of year when I find most of the decor for my house. While we were at Michael’s, I saw […]

A completed project, complete with pictures!

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

I’d been meaning to post pictures of this project for quite some time – it is finally finished. Me being me, I jumped right in and didn’t take a before photo. Luckily, the lamp I “upgraded” was one of a pair – Dad has the other. So I was able to pop by his place […]

introducing… the scrap scarf!

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Looky, looky! A finished project! There haven’t been many of those around here for a while. Moving really threw my crafting into a standstill, then working too many hours made getting the house together take even longer. But now the house is together enough to live with and I can get back to making things. […]