Completed Projects

2019, Joy, Grief, Handwork, Production

Amidst some not-so-great times, this past year 2019 yielded more time for me to craft.  I finished my last homeschooling duties in June (bittersweet), one of my kids moved out (very bittersweet), my husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary (yay), my father died (sad), and two friends died (sad).  Actually, right after our… Continue reading 2019, Joy, Grief, Handwork, Production

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Book Publication News! and Another More Minor Reno Job

Remember when I got paid to write activities for a book last year?  I had another opportunity this year to contribute to another book from the same publisher!  This time I researched for updated books for booklists in The Story of the World Activity Book 3.  These booklists make it easier for parents to supplement their children’s reading about… Continue reading Book Publication News! and Another More Minor Reno Job

Completed Projects · Upcycled Fabrics

Master Bedroom Renovation

I renovated our master bedroom during the summer!  We have lived in this nearly fifty-year-old house for fifteen years, and this is the first chance we’ve had to do work like this.  The carpeting was I-don’t-know-how-many-years old (dusty pink and gross), some of the wall corners had mold from before we had the roof replaced,… Continue reading Master Bedroom Renovation

Completed Projects · Upcycled Fabrics

Colourful Clothing Refashion Projects

Another thing I like to do is refashion clothing.  If you’ve followed me for awhile, you will know that I shop in thrift stores for clothing.  I can’t remember the last time I used retail for my clothing needs (except socks and underwear, though I am very slowly trying to change that.  Oh, and shoes. … Continue reading Colourful Clothing Refashion Projects

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More Colourful Home Decor Projects

See, I told you I’ve still been busy with creative projects!  After finishing homeschooling this past spring (after sixteen years – WOW!  It’s a transition time for sure), I have some more time now with which to photograph and write about said projects! Below is more dishcloth knitting.  Sometimes I just start a dishcloth on… Continue reading More Colourful Home Decor Projects

Completed Projects · Musings · Upcycled Fabrics

Fun Decor and Fabrics

I keep scrolling on the internet, reading stories about how one of my favourite bloggers/writers touched people’s lives.  She had a far bigger impact than I realized.  I sure will miss her blogs, books, and snarky comments online when challenged by power-hungry leaders who probably felt threatened by her bravery and intellect.  All that reading today makes me think,… Continue reading Fun Decor and Fabrics

Musings

50th Birthday

This past March, I turned fifty.  In the months leading up to it, I thought quite a bit about how I wanted to celebrate.  I still felt too “young” to plan such a thing for myself.  Then I thought, “Why shouldn’t I? It’s FIFTY years of my life on this planet – that’s something to… Continue reading 50th Birthday

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New Thrifty Home Decor Projects

As always, I continue to dream up new projects or finish ongoing ones!  Here are the latest of my thrifty home decor projects. Remember a couple of YEARS ago when I started making crocheted beaded edge blue snowflakes?  Finally, here is the finished banner they were intended for.  I did use five shades of blue… Continue reading New Thrifty Home Decor Projects

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First Time Project: Canvas Slipcover For Couch

Last summer I heard about a free sectional couch (yes, from a clean home) being put to a curbside, and it was in good condition.  It was hauled into a garage for us, and my husband picked it up a few days later.  I’d been wanting a sectional couch for awhile, simply because it would… Continue reading First Time Project: Canvas Slipcover For Couch

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More Cashmere Mittens!

You might remember all my adventures in making mittens from fulled wool sweaters.  I’ve pared down my wool collections to just cashmere (and some other wools to use under the suede palms) and come up with a few more pairs of cashmere mittens for this year’s craft shows.  These mittens are made with suede palms… Continue reading More Cashmere Mittens!