Just passed Louisville!

July 4, 2009

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Cupcakes for a going away party

June 16, 2009

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Peonies from our yard

June 15, 2009


Given to us three years ago at our wedding shower. First year blooming!

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My first pasta salad. Success!

June 7, 2009

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Blog content migration

April 30, 2009

This is an an archive of old posts. This blog is no longer currently being maintained.  If you’d like to read newer posts about my crafty creations, hop on over to Everything But the Kitchen Sink and click on the Crafts tag. Happy reading!

Crochet display at our library

February 7, 2009


Items made by me!

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Crochet display at our library

February 7, 2009


Items made by me!

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A great description of Ravelry

January 12, 2009

Have you heard about Ravelry yet? I’m not sure if I’ve talked about it, but I don’t think I have.   Read what Judi has to say about Ravelry. Great description! If you are a crocheter or knitter, you should really try it out. Enjoy!

Door draft stopper

October 12, 2008

You know those noodley type things that you shove up against the bottom of your door in the winter, to block any drafts that might be present? We’ve got two doors that needed a draft stopper before winter.  I had looked around and the cheapest that I had seen was $9.  The fancy ones that are holiday themed (santas, reindeer, etc.) cost about $20.  So I thought to myself, “self? I bet you could make one of these!”  And I did! Here are the steps I took:

1. I found a piece of fabric (a set of curtains in the colors of our living room) at the thrift store.  Cost = $3.

2. I used a pinking shears and cut along the outside of the seams, creating a tube of fabric.

3. I found an old pair of nylons, put a golf ball in one leg, and dropped it into the tube.

4. When the golf ball got to the bottom of the tube, I pulled out the nylon, and cut the end of it to free the ball.  I then tied the nylon in a knot.

5.  I opened the other end of the nylon and filled it with fish tank gravel from that end.   Once it was full, I tied off the end of the nylon.  I closed both ends of the tubes with rubber bands.  Perhaps I’ll stitch it closed, but I’m not sure I’m going to bother with that.

6.  Voila! Here are the finished tubes!

Flower arrangements

September 26, 2008

This year I started a new craft which I’ll be repeating each season.  I recently created three fall flower arrangements using silk flowers that I purchased from JoAnns.  After choosing which flowers looked the best together, I bound them up with florist tape and wrapped the stems in ribbon.  I made a bow for each vase as well.  One of the vases is in our living room, one on our kitchen table, and one in our upstairs hall.  I think they make a nice addition to our house!  Here they are, what do you think?