If I've imagined it, it's probably on pinterest already. However dampening that can be, we manage to craft on, somehow. These days I've rediscovered my love of yard sales and thrift stores, and upped the ante. My father's tendency to check out roadside rubbish piles used to embarrass me, but in that frightful alchemy of adulthood, I've … Continue reading Two projects: repurposed yard sale frame and new ink pencils
Actually, I don't know in this moment how many points my plan has, because they are randomly floating around in my head right now. But I have been researching and reading and noodling this whole business, and think this will help me move forward, while potentially being useful to someone else considering putting a toe in the … Continue reading 5 point plan for freelancing
It's been a while since I had the full neighborhood experience. You know, the one with kids that have the run of the street and show up in each other's yards to play. Where you know the names of the people living in the houses near yours, and maybe even their pets' names. Our recent … Continue reading The neighborhood experience
I've never really been into cooking. Maybe the mood would strike me every once in a while, but mostly it was a chore. One that required a panel of judges critique your efforts. People are generally nice when you've cooked for them (spouses, friends, family), but you always know the difference between edible and 'this … Continue reading in which i make things of the edible variety
My life recently changed--for the better, I'm pretty sure--when my family relocated, and I find myself without an 8-to-5 job for the first time in many years.