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The pendulum has swung back

By on May 7, 2012

I think that generations experience cycles. For example: my mom didn’t change her name when she got married, but all of my friends are changing their names. Seventies clothes were THE WORST when I was thirteen, and now they’re all

Fun activities

By on April 18, 2012

As a writer, I often work alone. As a crafter, I often find myself alone, too. Especially when doing sewing projects, because none of my friends really sew, and also, a sewing machine isn’t really a group bonding machine. My


By on February 24, 2012

I love Pinterest. I, like the rest of you, can spend hours upon hours there. One of my favorite Saturday morning activities, in fact, is doing just that: coffee, Pinterest, couch. I could sit there for hours. It’s better than

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Things About…

By on January 27, 2012

…me! Craft did a series of awesome interviews (that link is with one of my faves, Diane of Craftypod) with crafty folks. Thought I’d re-introduce myself and update you-all on my crafty endeavors. Here goes! One project I am particularly


By on January 19, 2012

Hi again, folks. Just wanted to share a few things I’ve been working on, and let you know what’s going to happen here with the Craft Book Project. Last semester, I was editor of Barnstorm (go lit journals, go), taught

A few of my favorite things

By on July 29, 2011

Tom Hanks knitting Tom Hanks knitting Found this on one of your blogs and it made my day!

Day 33: Où est le café?

By on July 27, 2011

I’ve been running this survey for just over a month now, and it’s been a lot of emailing, posting, and blog-reading. I am not complaining, I’m just drinking a lot of the black stuff! A few things I’ve noticed… There

Xmas in July

By on July 25, 2011

I’ve been reading a lot of blogs lately…I mean, a LOT of blogs lately. And it seems there’s a trend in posts this week: Christmas in July. Seeing everyone kick off their holiday crafting inspired me. It’s really nice to have

Portsmouth Open Market

By on July 12, 2011

Sunday was the last beautiful day here on the Seacoast, with gorgeous 70-something weather. Now we are firmly in the 80s, and I do not like it. Luckily, the A/C was fixed at the coffee shop where I work. Unluckily,

Destination DIY

By on July 6, 2011

I found Destination DIY on Craftypod and I have literally listened to it all morning while I knit. I feel like a zen crafting goddess. A happy crafty buddha. A seriously satisfied citizen of the 21st century. Knitting is so,