Handmade

Last week my daughter’s preschool hosted a costume parade and party.  So, after several months of listening to her tell me that she would really like a “Chinese rainbow dragon” costume please, I finally cranked one out. As you can see, →MORE...

I think that if most people looked at our family’s Christmas this year, they would proclaim us horrible failures.  No tree.  No tinsel.  No popcorn strings.  No stockings on our mantle.  No pile of gifts.  No lights on our house.  No →MORE...

Mar 18, 2011
Charlotte has been in the same shoe size for three pairs of shoes.  The first pair was brown with dogs on them.  The second pair was blue with brown stripes across the top.  The third pair was brown with butterflies and →MORE...

Mar 10, 2011
Several months back, Donald and I decided that it was about time we began addressing our daughter’s play needs.  Which, let’s face it, sounds completely ridiculous. It’s like saying you want to address your cat’s scratching needs.  I mean, THE CAT →MORE...

Jan 12, 2011
On Sunday afternoon, Donald and my father finished the bed. Johannes Brahms once said that without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.  And if you’ve ever been to IKEA, I’m sure we can agree that the man →MORE...