Scrap Wax Candle | Crafting

I’ve been saving up my spare candle wax through the Christmas season so that they could be combined with complementary scents.  Bath & Body Works really got our patronage this last season with the Star Anise scent (I’ve fallen in love with black licorice) and we just stock up on occasion whenever we find various…

Sketches!

It FINALLY happened!  I got not only my first iPad, but an iPad Pro 10.5” with an Apple Pen! As you probably know, I am trying to reduce my waste – resources, money, AND time.  My new laptop spent its first six months unusable with a defective motherboard and when I thought I could finally…

Cotton Afghan | part 1

I have finally begun an afghan for myself! I am using I Love This Cotton in Antique Cream and Green Apple with a 4 1/4 mm hook. This is the cotton variation of the I Love This Yarn that I have used for a number of years, almost exclusively, until after I moved to the big city and…

The Ferrets | 11 months

I hadn’t updated about the babies recently, so I wanted to try and take some updated portraits.  Guess how well that went. Both babies dislike the pre-flash on the camera, so they would duck and run whenever they saw it before the camera would take the picture.  Kara was easier to photograph because I would…

Painted Desert & Petrified Forest National Park

Trouble getting my new laptop to work has been a real problem over the last few months.  I had to pull out my old laptop for this, but at least it has functional Photoshop! Rys and I went to Vegas to visit my sister (three weekends ago) and decided to leave early enough to travel…

Mini Backpack

One of my co-workers has this adorable little backpack that, somehow, carries everything she needs.  Every time I see it, I think it’s just the cutest thing.  I’ve been itching to make a small bag of my own – my Handbag of Holding is huge, my blue purse rarely is full as everything is in…

Blue Pillow Seat (final)

At long last, I have completed my first pillow pouf seat!  As the first, like with raising children, things are bound to go wrong.  :P  This just means that the one I’m making for Rys will be much better. I used cotton quit batting and polyester fiberfill stuffing for the insides; I gathered up the…