Category Archives: Reading

knitting along

A heavy work week and sick kids mean no energy to blog over the last few days.  Today, the kids were feeling better and I actually got a good nights sleep last night, so here I am, ready to go … Continue reading

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books, food, stuff

I’ve scored some really great books, form the library and the book store. The cook books have been really helpful with planning my menu for tomorrow. I had to buy Isa & Hope’s now Vegan Pie in the Sky book.  … Continue reading

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new art journal

I made a new art journal to paint portraits and use some of my new stamps in. It’s made from red rosin paper which I’ve used before here, here & here.  It comes from the hardware store in a humongous … Continue reading

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Green Craft:Keeping Notes

I was surprised today when I got the new issue of Green Craft magazine in my mail box. I have a project in it called, Keeping Notes. It’s a legal pad holder made with cardboard, paper bag, cereal box and … Continue reading

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Book review and giveaway

I received this book in the mail last week and have been enjoying reading through it. It’s called, How to Build a Fire: and other handy things your grandfather knew, by Erin Bried. Erin also wrote How to sew a … Continue reading

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Homemade Halloween – book giveaway

I was sent this great Homemade Halloween book from Fox Chapel Publishing for review. It’s got some really great projects for Halloween costumes, some cute face painting how-to,  games and tricks, food recipes and home/party decor. All perfect for having … Continue reading

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Somerset Home

I finally got my hands on this Somerset Home Magazine- I know it’s been a while since it came out, but my first copy must have gotten lost in the mail. It makes me so happy to have it in … Continue reading

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GreenCraft Magazine

I wanted to share a project I made for GreenCraft Magazine. It’s a cardboard portfolio for pretty papers, important papers, artwork, or whatever you like.  Above is my portfolio before I sent it off almost a year ago. I had … Continue reading

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books and birds

Check out the books I scored at the library–not that I have anytime to actually read books. I just get all excited when I can find some craft books I haven’t already checked out. Handmade Marketplace by Kari Chapin ~ … Continue reading

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knitting

I made some little knitted flowers from a book I got at the library.  It was fun making something small and quick. I was able to practice decreasing. I now know what k2tog means–so exciting! I used some yarn scraps … Continue reading

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