Wrapping up a couple days of conference sessions with a few hours of sightseeing around Baltimore’s inner harbor. Back on plane this evening, home in my own bed by midnight. It’s been a good day! [Read more…]
I’d love to say this project was inspired by a housewarming gift or some fancy occasion, but to be honest, the idea came to me while my son and I were struggling our way through his geometry homework recently. One of the problems dealt with the formula for finding the circumference of a circle when you already know the diameter, and a lightbulb went off. So THAT’S how you do that! I felt a little dumb. And then I had all kinds of ideas for projects now that I know how easy it is to figure out the dimensions, so off I went to test the formula. Hop on over to The Kim Six Fix to get the full tutorial!
I’ve been traveling quite a bit for work lately and wanted a dedicated spot for all the receipts I need to keep for expense reports. I used an old bank envelop as a guide, grabbed a piece of heavy two-sided scrapbook paper and made up a pretty receipt envelope. Easy peasy! [Read more…]
If you’ve been in a craft store, book store (or any store, for that matter) lately, I’m sure you’ve seen coloring books for grownups. I’ve resisted the urge to buy one, but I will confess I still enjoy a little coloring project now and then. And so does my Mom, and my teenage niece, and my best friend, and a co-worker… It’s definitely not just for kids anymore! So when I ran across coloring page fabric at my local Joann’s recently, I knew I had to make something with it. [Read more…]
Has Pokemon Go fever hit your house yet? My son has spent hours walking around our neighborhood this week hunting little cartoon beasties. I’ll admit I gave it a try. I downloaded the app on my phone, spotted a critter at the restaurant when we went out to dinner that evening…and had to ask the 9-year-old at the next table what to do with it.
So, apparently, video games are not my strong suit. But since anything that gets my air conditioning-loving teenager out of the house is a good thing, I did a little poke-crafting in celebration and made him a Pokeball pillow for his room.
Hemming corners is one of those things that can really make or break the look of a finished project. There are a couple ways to finish corners but mitering is my favorite. It makes a neat corner with no extra bulk, all raw edges completely tucked unside. It looks a little intimidating at first, but it really just takes a little patience – and pressing the living daylights out of your hem – to make perfect corners. [Read more…]
From my goofy family to yours, hope you have a wonderful day!
I’m over at The Kim Six Fix sharing a tutorial for easy reversible placemats and matching napkins. Stop by and check it out!
I made these little guys for friends a few weeks ago but couldn’t share them until they’d finally made their way to their new homes. Aren’t they cute? They’re small – about 8″ tall – but now that I’ve made the first set I really want to blow the pattern up and make them pillow size. They’d be so cuddly! [Read more…]