Spice of Life Crochet

I came to this realization the other day that I am a much more happy, productive Lisa when I am crafting. I really enjoyed doing those dolls, using my hands for more than just typing. When I craft, the back of my brain can work on writing thoughts while my hands do something else for … Continue reading Spice of Life Crochet

Grab Bag Collage

Another Vein of Gold post. Sorry, it is eating my brain lately, so it's what you get to see. Here we were supposed work as fast as we could, grabbing thirty or so images that struck us from magazines, and make a collage without overthinking it. Overthinking it. Hahahaha. Well, I hit a couple walls … Continue reading Grab Bag Collage

Book Making Weekend

One of my best friends and I made books this weekend. She took a four-day workshop on it and graciously offered to have me down for the weekend and teach me her new skills. I forgot to take a picture of the book press, which is large, red, and dusty from having sat in someone's … Continue reading Book Making Weekend

Ben, Ben, Ben….

Ten minutes ago my kid announced he needed a Christmas shirt for school. Here's what 10 minutes and some markers gets you. 

Create more

I'm finally getting around to the "Create more" portion of "Pin-free February!" The first thing I'm trying to "create more" of is less chaos.  🙂  I know that sounds weird, but that's the first thing on my list.  So I've been emptying bins around the house and making sure that they are filled with what … Continue reading Create more

Stop Pinning, Start Creating!

My friend Godiva and I are participating in Pin -Free February this month. We're each doing it differently, though. She's not going to Pinterest at all, but is still pinning things from her Pin It button. I, on the other hand, am not pinning new things, but am going to my own boards in Pinterest … Continue reading Stop Pinning, Start Creating!

Kindle cover

I don’t think I posted about this, but I got a 2nd generation Kindle for my birthday, slightly used, but in great condition (and very inexpensive, as well).  I’m so excited about it!  I had books downloaded and was reading (and fending off children who wanted to borrow it) within an hour of getting it. … Continue reading Kindle cover