Category Archives: Crafts

A Tail of Two Birthdays

When the vet was guesstimating a birthday for Plywood, she penned February 24th in his chart. Since Lloyd’s birthday is the 25th, we now have a back to back celebration. I’m pretty sure Plywood thought the balloons, pulled pork sandwiches, and … Continue reading

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Wrapping It Up

Due to some unforeseen events, this Christmas has been a flurry of shopping, wrapping and stockpiling cookie dough. Gifts are shipped, cards are on the way to their destinations, and I’ve completed all of my jewelry projects. I’m looking forward to a … Continue reading

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Making The Photo Booth Costume

We wanted to go with another electrified vending or arcade theme as we’ve done in the past, but we were running out of workable ideas. We kept kicking around themes that would have been mere derivatives of our past successes. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Bebe!

Yesterday we celebrated my friend Bebe’s birthday. There was a silver tiara, chocolate cherry cake, and this bracelet I made for her. Many happy returns of the day, my friend!

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Dyeing Easter Eggs

I haven’t dyed Easter eggs since grade school. I remember Easter egg hunts with kids racing around like lunatics diving under bushes grabbing every egg they could get their hands on, while I was content to sit under a tree … Continue reading

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Making Earrings

What I like about making jewelry for friends is that the recipient is getting a unique gift. The wearer can go to a cocktail party/staff meeting/laundromat – confident that no one else will be wearing her earrings. One less thing … Continue reading

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Grow It or Sew It!

I saw this Santa Beard over at Snazzle Craft and thought it’d be a fun item to have around the house for the holidays. When I made a sparkly silver turban for my son’s Halloween costume a few years ago, … Continue reading

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More Earrings

What can I say? I get easily bored with my accessories. When I glance in my jewelry box and roll my eyes, I know it’s time to make a few new things. It’s why I could never get a tattoo … Continue reading

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Turquoise, Red, and Green

I love turquoise jewelry in the summer, maybe because its color reminds me of pools. I had these turquoise beads in my bead box for a long time, and tried a few different pairings with various beads before settling on … Continue reading

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DIY Shaving Cream

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and I thought making homemade shaving cream would be a fun project for the kids in my son’s class. We split up the duties – they measured the ingredients, took turns with the … Continue reading

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