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…

Blue Pillow Seat (3)

I have worked what yarn I had left into the side piece off the pillow, but I will need one more skein to get the height I want. As the stuffing I plan to use can be pulled out through the crochet stitches, I am going to make an inner lining “sack” to hold it…

Her Mother’s Afghan (final)

After many months, the afghan for Rysa’s mother is finally complete!  It weighs 9.8lbs, measures 101″ x 85.5″, and took more skeins than I cared to count. I woke up feeling not quite right and, after visiting Hobby Lobby, came home with a debilitating migraine.  So what do I do?  Crochet until my middle finger…

Blue Pillow Seat (2)

I meant to post this about three days ago only to realize I hadn’t installed Photoshop (or any photo editor) on my new computer yet.  I’m not very good with PS, but I still prefer to use what I paid for 5 years ago.  :P The top of my Pillow Seat has been completed! It…

Blue Pillow Seat (1)

I’ve really come to love the “freedom movement” that I’ve been immersed in recently – good vibes, balanced body, enjoy the wonders of nature – and I’ve gotten a little addicted to the things at a store called Earthbound Trading Co.  They have a large, ever-changing variety of things and they recently got some new…