crafting

Painting party!

One of my groups had a wrap-up of a season/kick-off to a season recently. We sipped and painted. The model is on the left, from Creative Spirits, and my final product is on the right: I have my painting setting across from my desk. It’s on the floor, but intended to hang in the…

Handmade Holidays: Tiny Sweaters

My mother started a Christmas ornament collection for me when I was less than a year old. Every year she would add to it, and my grandparents also contributed. When I married and had my own Christmas tree, I had a large set of ornaments ready to go. My mother was smart. I’ve given my children…

FO: Knitting again

I had some time all to myself one recent weekend while the men took a winter campout. I took charge of the remote control and watched a fascinating Marie Curie documentary and knitted. I decided that it was time to make dishcloths. Almost an annual ordeal, my dishcloths literally get worn out.…

Yes, I smelted this year

I have had a very different year compared to all my past years. Mainly, in 2014, I worked fairly consistently outside the home. Did it affect my smelting activity? Well, I only made handmade gifts for the nieces and nephews on one side of the family and my own children. Which would be…