Adding Detail to a Spring Sweater

I’m a fan of the television show “Castle.”  Mostly, I just want Castle’s ballistic vest that says Writer across the front so I can wear it on ride-alongs with my husband.  But one of the other reasons I enjoy the show is the wardrobe of the female lead, Stana Katic.  Of course, she’s gorgeous and…

Sunflower Table Runner

This project was inspired by some buttons and the fact that I’ve forgotten to plant sunflowers for the tenth year in a row. One of the craft blogs I read is Totally Tutorials.  She has a great Exchange Program, where she links suppliers with bloggers.  The blogger then creates a tutorial using the supplier’s items. …

Friday Favorites–Flowers

The winter after my daughter turned one, I bought an amaryllis bulb.  Surprisingly, I remembered to water it a few times, and it bloomed into a beautiful red flower.  It just so happened that Codi had a favorite book, which we had to read every day, that included a flower that looked just like it. …

Friday Favorites–Calendars

Ok, I know we’re almost a week into the new year already.  But I’m usually just now realizing I didn’t buy a calendar and I’m scrambling to find one that doesn’t have cats or cars on it.  The upside is, I don’t have to pay much for them.  That’s unless I cave in and use…

Messenger Bag

My daughter saved up some money a few months ago and bought herself a notebook computer.  So far, it’s saved us all some grief.  She can do her homework and keep up with what’s happening on Facebook without anyone in the house losing my mind.  I mean, their minds. She wanted to be able to…

Shamrock Barrette

When I was a kid, you didn’t dare go to bed on March 16th without something green on.  “But, I have green eyes!” didn’t cut it.  My red-bearded, last-name-starts-with-Mc dad would leprechaun-ninja attack in the morning with a pinch.  We took the holiday seriously. In the interest of saving my poor defenseless daughter (have I…

Love Note Coffee Cup Sleeves

Did you ever have a project that just seemed doomed from the start?  Did you power through anyway, sure that it would work out in the end?  If you answered yes to either of these questions, you understand my week.  Fortunately, it was worth the struggle. This is a revisit to a project I showed…