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Pop-out Photos Tutorial

AP Photo/Holly Ramer

I’ve written a tutorial for the pop-out/3-D pictures I’ve been making as gifts. You can read my AP story here.

(I always find it funny to see where the craft stories I write for AP end up. It gets sent out as part of our “lifestyles” package. Some websites put it under “health.” Others […]

Farewell Friends

paper cutout shadowbox frame […]

A Busytown Birthday

(It appears that clicking on the image above no longer brings you to a gallery of images, so I’ve posted them below)

My son has been smitten with Richard Scarry’s Busytown characters since June, when he picked up two of his books while we were on vacation. They were in Italian, but that didn’t matter. He poured […]

Felted Farm

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My friend Annmarie introduced me to felting a few months ago, and since then I’ve made some wet-felted beads, Easter eggs (see my article and audio slideshow on my tutorial page) and a few needle-felted animals, including a hummingbird that my son thought was either a seal or an airplane. So I wasn’t particularly […]

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

I loved this book when I was little and had no idea there was a sequel until I bought the original earlier this summer as a gift for one of my son’s friends. For those who haven’t read it, it’s a tale of a town where all the food falls from the sky. (It’s also been […]

Find your way to better vacation souvenirs

I love maps, but they make me sick. As my husband will confirm, I am as likely to cry out “I can’t look at this anymore!” as I am to say “Take Exit 32” when asked to help navigate during family road trips. I have tossed more than a few maps on the floor of the […]