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Camp Quilt

We had such crazy warm weather last week (in the 80’s, which is about 40 degrees above normal for this time of year!) that we have been dreaming a lot about returning to the summer cabin we bought last year. We bought it at the end of August so didn’t really get to enjoy it last […]

Siblling Rivalry

I admit I am not much of a sports fan, but having graduated from the University of North Carolina, it is hard not to get caught up in the NCAA tournament “March Madness.”  This year, both my school and the school my twin sister attended  (Ohio University)  have made it to the Sweet 16 and are […]

Babies Everywhere

I have at least five friends who are expecting babies in the next six months or so, so I definitely am going to get my money’s worth out of this adorable swaddled baby doll pattern from Adirondack Patterns. I didn’t follow the directions exactly (I bought some organic cotton fabric for the “skin” instead of using […]

Two down, one to go

I’m starting to think that by the time I finish slipcovering my living room furniture I will either be sick of the “new” look or my cats will have destroyed the new covers. I finally finished the second slipcover a few weeks ago, and now just have to make one for the large, very beat-up “chair […]

More Recycled Note Cards

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to start writing cards and letters to my far-flung friends instead of relying on e-mail and Facebook. I had a vague plan to write a letter to a different friend each month, and maybe include some handmade notecards to encourage them to write back (or write to someone else!) I’ve […]

Subway Art

Are you sick of so-called Subway Art yet? I admit, I am starting to tire of seeing it on so many craft blogs. But, I did try a slightly different take on it for one of my Associated Press craft stories. Instead of a list of places, house rules or inspirational words like I’ve seen […]