When we moved into our house, the only draperies the previous owner left behind were in the master bedroom. I’ve always liked the fabric but the valance style was so not us! I’ve had the plan to make them over for nearly 2 years, but it wasn’t until last week when I started my...more
Designing is always full of it's own ups and downs, at least in the way that I design. I'm thinking that most of us have experienced the excitement of starting a new prototype, getting ten or so rows in and then coming to the conclusion that we must start ripping it back. Ugh! Well, if I'm lucky and that only happens once, then I think nothing of it, but when I've done the Rip'it dance three or more times, I look around to see if "frustration" has shown up with her suitcase for a visit. ...more
I discovered Ravelry, http://www.ravelry.com/, a crocheting and knitting, online community for thousands of free crocheted and knitting patterns.Market bags are easy and creating your own pattern is fun. I use cotton yarn because it does not stretch as much as some acrylic, worsted yarn....more
Warm weather has been slow to arrive to my corner of the world but it's finally here and I've started pulling out my warm weather clothes. The first thing I reached for was my maxi dresses. I love how they are even more comfortable than yoga pants (yes, really) but make me feel way fancier. I do sometimes have a hard time finding maxi dresses I really like in my local stores but it's okay. These bloggers have me covered with their tutorials for how to make your own maxi dress.
Easiest Maxi Dress Ever...more
A few months ago, I took the Pixie with me to the mall. She looked around with wide-eyed wonder at the stores and the lights and the displays and the people and asked me THREE different times, "What is this place???"We learned two things that day: 1) that I don't take the Pixie to the mall very often and 2) that she has the memory span of a fish....more