JORD watch giveaway

JORD watch

While I was sick I had to quit a lot of gigs. I left design teams, I returned products and money for posts I’d agreed to write, there were a whole lot of opportunities I had to let go of in order to get healthy. That’s hard on a whole number of levels. It’s hard […]

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Year of Pleasures: Unlikely Tomatoes

Green Tomatoes

I have a compost heap off to the side of the house, and since gardening and any kind of yard maitenance has been an absolute zero on my priority list, I never get over there. So imagine my surprise when I finally found myself in that corner of the yard and found tomatoes growing out […]

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Developments for Atticus

AtticusCan

In keeping with this crappy year, I am not the only member of our family facing medical problems. For Atti’s whole life we’ve been watching his hips to see if they would be damaged by the tight spasticity of his muscles, and that time has come. His hamstrings are so tight that they’ve pulled one […]

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Here comes the sun

SunThroughClouds

Hiya friends. So, it’s been a little while. I have gotten so many wonderful loving emails and FB messages and blog and youtube and instagram comments, you guys mean the world to me. Truly. Thank you for thinking of me and reaching out and caring. This has been a really really really rough year. Which […]

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Safe and Sound

Gizmo

We had a major scare and a miracle here this week. I’ve been hanging on by my fingernails, riding the hormonal roller coaster, and I’ve gotten into a bit of a rhythm. I’ve discovered that if I take a sleeping pill at 8 and then take a 2 hour bath, I can actually fall asleep […]

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Sprout

Sprout

This was my Mother’s Day present from Atti, and it’s a pretty fitting metaphor for what I’m up to right now. Remember when I talked about Therapeutic Boredom? And how being forced to slow down because of all the crazy hormones was forcing me to learn stuff? I had no idea. I work really really […]

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Monogrammed Button Bracelet

Button Bracelet

Mom’s Day crafts aren’t always simple. Sure, they’re not as hard as Father’s Day, but it’s still hard to strike the balance between honoring the holiday and making something that looks like a school project made by a Kindergartener. You could just make something pretty, or you could make something sentimental. Or you could make […]

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Atti goes Boom

Atti in the fountain

Atti and I were out running errands together, and like any six year old boy he was testing my patience. We were in Bath and Body Works picking up some presents for Bear’s staff, so I had him in his wheelchair and had the unenviable job of trying to shop, listen to saleswomen, keep an […]

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Singed Flower Headband

Headband

My organza flower tutorial is, still, one of the most popular things I’ve ever done on this site, and every time I see another link to it I chuckle to myself, remembering that it was a total accident and not what I intended to make at all. There’s little I love as much as a […]

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Seen Elsewhere

Quilt Inspired Bib Necklace

My slow down here at the blog doesn’t mean I haven’t been creating. I mentioned I’ve been working on my Master Bedroom, but I’ve also been working at a new gig as part of the Darice design team at Live.Craft.Love. It’s kind of a dream job. Every month I get to look through the extensive […]

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