January 8, 2016 5:14 pm

Colette Patterns Myrtle Dress

Last May, I finally took the plunge and bought Myrtle, a dress pattern from Colette Patterns. I took sewing in 4-H many, many years ago but hadn’t really sewn anything other than baby clothes and bibs since then, but I was willing to figure stuff out as I went and Colette’s instructions are always very… Read more > Comments Off on Colette Patterns Myrtle Dress

May 3, 2015 9:53 pm

Thora’s Birthday Crown

Thora will turn one this Wednesday and to celebrate, I wanted to make her a keepsake felt crown. I saw some nice ones on Etsy that I took some inspiration from, and then remembered that Jessica had written a Waldorf felt crown tutorial a loooong time ago so I started there. I bought my ribbon… Read more > 1 Comment >

November 24, 2012 10:50 pm

Tiny Christmas Trees

I spent the afternoon at my parents’ house making these Christmas tree decorations. These night-time iPod pictures do not do them justice – they are actually pretty cute in person! You take a cereal box, cut it into the sort of shape that folds into a cone, hot glue it together, and then hot glue… Read more > 1 Comment >

November 2, 2012 9:40 pm


Last month at work we were asked what we’d found inspiring recently. I came up with my answer immediately, because I had just gotten a Land of Nod catalog in the mail and they have such fantastic styling for their catalogs – I couldn’t stop thinking about all the neat projects I could make based… Read more > Comments Off on Inspiring

November 1, 2012 2:50 pm

Halloween 2012

I had a few ideas regarding what Wesley, Daniel and I should be for Halloween this year, but ultimately got shot down. (I still think Spike, Angel, and Buffy would have been amazing. You can’t convince me otherwise.) We visited Portland the week before Halloween and had the opportunity to go to a Halloween party… Read more > 4 Comments >

November 17, 2011 12:49 pm

Thankful Thursday (Week 3)

This week’s installment of Thankful Thursdays: I’m thankful for my sister-in-law volunteering to take Wesley for a few hours today. So far, I have scrubbed the toilet, sink, and bathtub; reorganized some of my craft storage boxes; done laundry; and written this blog post. I’m thankful that my mom doesn’t seem to mind when I… Read more > 3 Comments >

November 2, 2011 7:57 pm

Halloween 2011

This year, Wesley was Calvin (& Hobbes) for Halloween! We dressed him in a red and navy blue striped shirt and dark pants, and spiked his hair. (This was actually much less successful than I had envisioned it, because his hair is so curly! If you gel it, it turns into ringlets that want to… Read more > 6 Comments >

January 1, 2011 3:13 pm

Saving my pennies

I just found something that I never knew existed but now really, really want: MARTHA STEWART CRAFTING FURNITURE. What a genius idea. Crafting specific furniture! No longer will you have to suffer through making do with crap furniture that doesn’t solve your organizational problems! There are shelves and drawers for all your needs! Martha, I… Read more > 3 Comments >

November 14, 2010 1:08 pm

Hand Turkeys

One of the great things about having a baby is getting to do silly craft projects with them. Behold our family of hand turkeys: 1 Comment >

November 6, 2010 9:11 am

Sewing for baby

Bunting I love buntings – those cloth banners made from triangles (or half-circles or rectangles). I’ve also seen them called “pennant banners” or just “banners.” They make great nursery or party decorations and are very sweet looking. I’ve been wanting to make one for Wesley for a long time, and finally one weekend I just… Read more > 1 Comment >

August 2, 2009 6:28 pm


Here’s a quick roundup of the craft projects I’ve tackled recently: Harry Potter themed decorations for my birthday (in June) I think my favorite of the HP crafts was my “Weasley is our king” banner. It came out EXACTLY how I envisioned it and fit perfectly over our fake fireplace. I started out with some… Read more > 3 Comments >

March 17, 2008 4:35 pm

March Craft Roundup

On a whim, I decided to make wedding cake toppers this weekend. I’m not sure if we are going to use them or not, since we’re not having a traditional cake (just cupcakes, plus a giant cupcake for us to cut) but if we need them, we’ve got them. I hadn’t poked eyes in them… Read more > 9 Comments >

August 8, 2007 9:38 am

Makes Me Wonder

While browsing my student loan website attempting to make a payment, I came across this little gem: Take a look at that, and then tell me HOW BADLY they want me to navigate back from this page instead of forward. The fact that the “next” button is on the second line may be due to… Read more > 3 Comments >

April 10, 2007 10:07 pm

Bernice the Bunny

Let me introduce Bernice the Bunny: How can you resist that adorable face? The fabric I used was a thrift-store find, so I’m not sure what exactly it is, but it appears to be some sort of upholstery-type stuff. It ravels very, very easily. This means that in order to get things to stay together… Read more > 6 Comments >

April 9, 2007 1:00 pm

The state of things

Just a quick note to say no, I am not dead, and yes, I know I still have a website. I’ve started a post about books I’ve read or bought recently, but I haven’t finished it yet and I wanted to have a block of time to sit down and just write. I went to… Read more > 2 Comments >