Handmade

A Nostalgic Birthday Sign for Tigger

Today is a very special day!  My youngest daughter, Tigger, is 11 today! It’s hard to believe that eleven years have passed since I recorded a very angry, snarling home video in the hospital, welcoming the poor thing to the world of “Mommy as a cranky heifer” (I’ll get to that in a minute).  Because […]

Girl Scouts and Cross Stitch

Good rainy Wednesday morning, dear readers!  Thanks so much for all the love on Facebook and Pinterest last night!  I thought my beer chicken recipe needed a serious revisit, and it seems I was right!  Make Ahead Meals for Busy Hairstylists got pinned over 100 times after I left that little linky on my Facebook page. […]

Photography Tips for Bloggers and Online Sellers

I’m not a good photographer.  There, I said it. I need all the photography tips I can get. You can peruse my blog, scan posts from the past, and witness evidence to this claim.  I’ve posted some photos that show off my lack of photography skills, unfortunately. I’ve also mentioned before that I used to […]

Let’s Celebrate my 100th Etsy Sale!

It’s Friday, and I’m supposed to bring you a list of Etsy favorites, but I just can’t today.  I’m too excited!  I hit the big 100-sale mark on Etsy this week, and I want to celebrate with you instead!  And, since this is my blog, I can change the rules like that. What’s really cool […]

A Special Handmade Gift

I hope everyone had a very magical, wonderful Christmas!  Ours was just fantastic, with lots of family time, laughs, delicious food, and gift-giving. After a little backstory, I’m going to share one of my favorite gifts I gave this year, a special handmade gift. We have sort of a schedule at Christmas time.  Christmas Eve […]

Easy Sewing Project for Kids: A Fabric Bookmark

I’m excited about my plans today!  I’m going to be sewing with Pooh’s Girl Scout troop after school!  She is in a fun troop with a fantastic troop leader, and 9 wonderful troop-mates. Her leader asked me about doing a little sewing tutorial for the troop, and I am happy to do it.  I want them all […]

Brighter Days Ahead

Yes, there are brighter days ahead…look who’s back!! I could not be happier.  My fabulous Emdeko sewing machine! She smells all greasy and looks all shiny and the bobbin-loader gadget doesn’t wiggle anymore…I can’t wait to sew with this beauty today! Madre and I paid a visit to The Slowest Repair Shop In The World […]