Dina

I am a girl who loves to always be busy. Whether it be crafting, cooking, gardening I have a passion for creating and redoing my surroundings. Fiber is my friend, as I am definitely a knitter-spinner-sewer-aholic. Friends call me Martha-freakin'-Stewart/Betty-damn-Crocker, which I consider to be a high compliment. Come visit me at www.fivecatsfromcrazy.com where my life and activities are chronicled.

Findlay Pizza

Every few months I make a trip to Findlay Market and Jungle Jim's in Cincinnati to restock my freezer with meats and restock the pantry with pure cane sugar grape soda.  Why in the world would I drive a little over an hour to buy meat and soft drinks?  It honestly is not that far for me, considering it takes me 30 minutes just to get to the grocery store from my house and I drive about 45 minutes one way to work....more
We'd so drive that far to get that grape soda. lolmore

A Bad Case of Startitis

To paraphrase Dr. Seuss:  "Oh, the knits you can knit if only you try!"  Apparently that has become my guiding mantra resulting in bedlam in the WIP world....more

It's a tie...

When someone asks me what my favorite time of the year is, I have to admit that it is a tie between Spring and Fall.  Spring brings renewed life and the bright greens of new growth.  Bright, happy flowers opening up to get their fill of sunshine.  The whole season always brings to mind passages from one of my favorite books from my childhood...The Secret Garden.  References to checking to see if the plantings are "wick" always pop into my head when wandering around the yard this time of year....more

(Not) Blown Away

Our back porch and sleeping porch are such wonderful places to enjoy.  Both are screened in, have ceiling fans, and are rarely impacted by the elements.  The architectural gods were smiling when, on a wish whim of my husband's, we added the sleeping porch to the remodel plans.  It is accessed only from our bedroom and is set up exactly like an indoor bedroom...just outside.  People are always wondering about rain, snow, wind, etc....more

Horsefeathers

Color me shocked. Yesterday while using one of those old fashioned word finder thingys (aka a d.i.c.t.i.o.n.a.r.y) the pages flipped open to a word that up until now I was certain was a made up word....more

39 and 84 months

Saturday was my birthday.  Can you guess my age?  It was truly a wonderful day.  Lots of wishes from friends and family.  My darling suggested a trip into town this morning to check out the Farmer's Market.  What a great way to start the day! ...more

Is is Fummer or is it Sall?

Crazy weather, huh?  Two weeks ago it was hotter than the face of the sun and now for the last several days it has completely flip flopped.  It has been so chilly at night that long sleeved/long pant pj's and socks have been in order for the sleeping porch.  We even had to break down and grab an extra blanket one night.  It is like a mixed up combo of Summer and Fall. ...more

Chanel No. DEET

You better sit down, because the upcoming confession is shocking. ...more

Now What?

A couple of weeks ago, I started spinning some Masham.  ...more
I think you should do that dragon fly wings! It looks beautiful! Perfect for a cool evening ...more

Voodoo Bunny

It is very important in life to know your limitations.  Everyone has their talents and there are some things that are best left to others. Enter:  needle felting a free form 3D object. ...more
LOL! It looks like a very cute bunny to me :)more