Thursday, November 12, 2015


I found out I love to make coasters.

Crayon tote

A friend loaned me a crayon tote last month and asked if I could make something similar.

I looked on Pinterest, etsy, and Google for a similar pattern. Could not find anything the same but found tons of other ideas. One of which I'm still working on.

So I played around with some measurements and sewed a blue one. I really thought I took a picture of it, but sadly did not.

The only problem with it is I forgot about seam allowances and it came out smaller than I intended. It held a kids activity pack.

Still it was a hit and quickly purchased at $8.

So when asked to make another, I could not remember how I made it.

This morning I sat down and took notes as I went along and made this. (Black swirls)

I intended to have a button closure but the pocket came out shorter than I wanted so I improvised.

I kind of like how it turned out. I have strips of Velcro in the front to accommodate extra books.

But I doubt I'll make another. I have too much fun making them from scratch and having each one turn out different. Still, I will keep my notes and blog about it later.

Ha! Ha!

When I decided to quit this blog, I thought my crafty days were over as well. What was I thinking?! It seems I've gone into overdrive and have been crafting way more than usual. Of course, with the holidays approaching, that makes sense.

I know I'll never catch up on talking and sharing all the things I've made lately, but I'm going to try.

This month is my birthday and to celebrate it I wanted to raise money for a local group called:

Vernon County People for Pets. A local spay/neuter clinic. I was hoping to raise at least $100 for them this month. I thought I'd never reach my goal though until a tea wallet order came in. Now, I have hope that I might be able to raise $200! That would be awesome!!

All sales from my etsy store and specially marked items from local craft booths that I have will be donated to the organization for the month of November.

I've been trying to think of new things to create for my etsy shop. And one thing that came to mind was coasters.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Saying goodbye.

When I started this blog ten years ago, I created it as a way for friends and family to read about our adventures in life.  I never imagined that strangers would find it and follow me.

While I'm grateful for all the friends I've made through this blog, I've long since lost the joy in blogging here. So the time has come to say goodbye.

I've decided to keep it open rather than delete it so the links, patterns, recipes, and tutorials can still be enjoyed. Of course, you can still reach me if you have any questions. Just leave a comment, or contact me. I just won't be making any new posts here. Should I decide to continue blogging, I'll share the web address here for those who want to continue to follow me.

Thanks to all those who read my blog!

Saturday, September 12, 2015


I left home this morning with 108+ strips of netting. I knew if I took anything else along, that I'd be tempted to not make scrubbers today.

I am happy that I was able to make 14 with 6 more half started. Add that to the 11 I made earlier this week and I'll have a nice stash to drop off at Nine Patch on Monday. I always try to stay on top of making them but I usually don't come close. Ha! Ha! Last minute crocheting three dozen or more scrubbers over the weekend is usually the story of my life.

Even though I struggle with social anxiety disorder, I'm glad the fear doesn't always win. I try to push myself daily into surroundings that make me uncomfortable.

I love being able to craft when I'm taking a bus ride with Nick. It's such a great distraction for me. I'm so nervous being around people I don't know. Being able to tune out my surroundings helps my stress levels!