• Crocheted bookmarks

    I get together with friends once a month for a craft day.  Sometimes I feel like I don’t get any crafts done except on that day.  lol  This past craft day I was starting a new project that just wasn’t working right.  I started, frogged and restarted it about 3 times that day and still it wasn’t looking right.  I finally just stopped.  Crafts are supposed to be fun and relaxing for me.  It was definitely not fun and relaxing then.  😉 A friend of mine was working on a new bookmark pattern, that looked so cute I decided to try it.  I really like this pattern.  It’s so fun…

  • Crafting in 2017

    I have been thinking about what crafts I want to do in 2017.  I made some doilies for Paul’s mom and my parents gifts for Christmas.  They were lots of fun to make, but they seem like they will be pretty big when they are done.  I’m using this pattern here, and I only finished it half way because it was already the size I wanted.  But I think this year I’m going to try and make at least one full size.  But it does seem pretty big full sized, guess we’ll just see how it goes.  🙂 I plan on getting out more and take more outdoor photos.  Right…

  • Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ 11/6

    FOR Sunday 11/6 Outside my window…Beautiful blue skies, but a bit chilly, though not as cold as it should be.  We are averaging about 10 degrees above normal right now, which is very weird.  The forecast for us this year is warmer weather, but more snow.  We do get a lot of snow sometimes, but we also get so cold at times, it doesn’t snow at all.  I would much rather warmer temps and snow, then bitter, below zero temps and no snow. I am thankful…For so many things, but today I’m going to list my job.  I’m the Director of Website Management for The OldSchoolhouse Magazine and their sister…

  • Have you ever done Macrame?

    I had never done it before last November, but I remember my mom having a Macrame board with her crafts and I was always so interested in it.  Not sure why, but the board and braiding like that always seemed fun.  Though I thought having to use all those straight pins to move the knots down the board would be a pain. But then last November when we were at the craft conference there was a Macrame bracelet class, so I thought I would give it a try.  I bought a smaller version of this board, and I have to say I like it a lot better. Macrame Board It’s…

  • The beginning of 2015

    It’s been a busy first days of 2015 and it’s already going by too fast.  🙂 I would like to say that I’ve been busy crafting, reading and fun things like that but what’s kept me the busiest is my job.  But that is a good thing for me because we’ve opened up a new site and now I have my own cottage shop to sell my crafts.  Now that the site is up and running, the rest of my month will slow down with work, which means more time to create crafts to go in my store.  😀 I’ve also been playing with my new toy too, and enjoying…