Monday, January 28, 2013
I love sharing books with friends. It gets pretty bad when I can’t remember who I loaned it to. The bottom half is detachable and is a bookmark for the borrower. The top half reminds me who has the book.
Monday, January 21, 2013
I call this my first and last quilt. It was a craft idea from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Christmas issue a couple of years ago. It is a lap quilt for my grandmother. So it’s about 4’ x 4’. In concept it is pretty easy. But I learned a couple of things:
1) I am not a precise cutter
2) I do not do well with precise seam allowances
3) Quilting involves all sorts of precise cutting and seam allowances.
I know it is a little presumptuous to call it my first and last quilt. I’ve seen another pattern I’d like to try someday. I live in fear of becoming a quilting fabric collector. (Yeah, I’m talking about you, Laura and Irene).
Monday, January 14, 2013
It’s a long story involving someone’s 50th birthday and her obsession with rocks.
This craft involved heating rocks in the oven (yes, the very oven I cook food in) and then pressing crayons onto it. I see some interesting possibilities for making giant gold nuggets and earths if one is patient enough.
I don’t know what the birthday girl did with her new rocks….