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Paper Birds

Birds. I can’t get away from birds. They invade my brain (in a non-creepy way!) when I’m imagining what to craft next. I crochet them, crochet them again, applique them, sew them, draw them, make tags with birds on them, and…

White Elephant

This crochet elephant was inspired by my White Elephant Christmas gift exchange this year. I just love it when a project takes shape and I’m able to turn the ideas and shapes in my head into something real in my…

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…