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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Couldn’t Get Away From Crafting, Even if I Tried

thank you cards

It’s no secret that I love crafting in all its forms. I make stuff for my kid, stuff for me (occasionally). I make stuff for a living (at least in part). I love to make gifts when I have time, and I like to make cards. But. I came across some crafting this morning in a place I didn’t expect ... Read More »

Rainbow Pom-Pom Garlands!

pompom garland

The Bit had a three-year-birthday celebration that lasted a good three weeks (with three parties!), and we finally finished up with her big party with friends at Boingo Bounce, a local indoor place full of inflatables. She’d originally said she wanted a party at home with friends, which I was totally down with, but Boingo was fun, too. It’s a ... Read More »

To Prove that I am Writing

artbin satchel

Yeah, so, I’d like this site to be a little more than Our Weekly Craft while I’m mired in busyness for the next eight weeks (!) so I wanted to let you know that my first post over at Craft Storage Ideas is live. It’s about trying out an ArtBin Super Satchel to store my rubber stamps. It works pretty ... Read More »

I Love My Cats, But Sometimes I Don’t Like Them Very Much

This is Louis. Louis was my baby before I had a baby. He was the cat I picked when we were visiting the litter at my sweetie’s parent’s house (or I guess you could say he picked us, because we’d decided we’d take whichever cat came to greet us, and that was Louis). But he was always my favorite. He ... Read More »

Monday Morning Making: A Lesson About Being Prepared

painted pumpkin

Over the weekend we bought an itty bitty pumpkin at the grocery store. It’s a little early to decorate for Halloween, but pumpkins in their whole form are perfectly appropriate for fall, and they’re cute, so why not? Last year I let the Bit paint a pumpkin, so that’s what she wanted to do again. This morning. After she got ... Read More »

A Job for Which I am Completely Unqualified


I’m a Virgo, which anyone who knows anything about astronomy will assume means that I’m logical, analytical and well organized. In fact, this random website that came up first when I Googled “Virgo characteristics” says Virgos “keep the world in order.” Some of that may be true, but anyone who knows anything about me knows that I struggle with organization. ... Read More »

Rainbow Striped Skirt Tutorial

rainbow skirt

When I asked the Bit what sort of theme she wanted for her birthday, she said rainbows. I hadn’t bought her anything special to wear (the theme of her party last year was actually based on the dress I’d bought at Rhea Lana’s) so I decided it would be cute to make her a rainbow skirt. My original intention had ... Read More »

Happy Birthday, Baby


The Bit is three today. Three. I can’t believe it. I know all parents say the time goes really fast, but at the same time, three years is a long time, and we’ve been through so much together already. Lots of people I know — grownups and little ones alike — have birthdays right around this time. So I’ve been ... Read More »

Book Club of One: Getting Trashy with Blacklisted

blacklisted from the pta

A couple of weeks ago I decided I needed a break from the near-constant reading of knitting books I’d been doing lately and set out to find something light — maybe even a little trashy — to read. The best I could do was Pride and Prejudice. Damn my fine taste in literature! Luckily, when I went to Arkansas Women ... Read More »