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Another Owl

Wow, I’ve been putting a lot of blue-ish things on my blog lately. Vintage blue hat, teal earrings, and now an aqua owl. I love the combination of bright aqua and natural browns on this creature that manages to look…

Teardrop Earrings

After making my dainty little flower earrings, design ideas flew around in my head for more kinds of crochet earrings. These teardrop earrings were a quick project and I enjoy working on the miniature scale. Plus, they dangle. Win-win-win. So,…

Vintage Blue Baby Hat

This little project is the mini version of my tri-lace hat pattern. I decided to make it baby size and go with one of my favorite colors, blue. I like it in almost all it’s shades but one of my…

A Crooked Little Smile

A crooked little smile gives a lot of character and my niece has no lack of character. She just had her second birthday, and I used the occasion to have fun sewing her a dainty doll with big hair and…

On Catching Words or Why I Write

I’ve always thought that writing can be very brave or very stupid. There’s some blunt honesty for you… Words can weight down or lift up. Words, words, and more words heap on top of each other. It can be so…

All Fall Down

My 4 year old stacked up these blocks today. When I saw it, I was fixated, staring. I could look at nothing else. I could relate. It’s way out of whack. The pieces lie crooked and many in the wrong…

Peg People

My husband’s family is big. At this picture’s taking, we numbered 32. There’s more of us now. I don’t know how many. Maybe 36? I don’t know where I come up with my crafting ideas. I can probably blame a…

A Basket

Yes, I’m one of those people that are obsessed with organization. I love these practical little baskets. I want to hang them on the walls of the school room for art supplies or on doorknobs for catchalls. Some will end…

Flutter By

This summer we raised some butterflies The scientific observations were numerous. The most prolific ones were about the amazing volume of poop caterpillars produce. It really is noteworthy. The webbing, skin shedding, eating, and hardening to chrysalises are impressive too….

Monogram

When we bought our house we got a warehouse with a lot of… stuff… in it. I call it stuff because my husband doesn’t like it when I use the word “junk.” Among all of this stuff there are some…