While I love to travel to see new people and new places, I think I really love to see new beads and new yarn. How many times have I dragged my whole family off the beaten path and down some rabbit hole in search of a shell shack that (I heard, or at least I read … Continue reading Tuscany Lace Cowl Knitting Pattern
It’s no secret that I love curbside treasures. I have very little shame when it comes to slamming on the brakes, backing up, and loading up some great find from someone’s garbage pile. Even with people watching me from inside the house. And after 20-some years of garbage picking I’ve found some wonderful pieces. • … Continue reading Bicycle! Bicycle!
Have you ever noticed how two people in a relationship make their own culture? Just a baby-society for two. When my friend Jill and I get together we always go yarn shopping (its our national pastime), and stop at a chocolate shop for the same candy (national dish) and we even tell the same funny … Continue reading Get Over Here, Spring!
New year, new look. It’s nice to re-energize tired style every now and then and this is the perfect time to do it. The holidays are over (and I’m getting a little cagey) so I’m giving an easy tutorial on Kimono Cord Bangles. They’re fresh and will make a cool addition to your jewelry arsenal … Continue reading Kimono Cord Bangle Bracelet Tutorial
For Thanksgiving, we jump in the car and drive to see family out-of-state. And of all the real holiday activities, this one little trip is a beloved tradition for me. I’m not sure why. It may be the time of year. Fall is just starting to stagger under winter’s coming cold. Harvested fields are barren, with … Continue reading Give Thanks
Several years ago I was watching one of those daytime “housewife” shows. You know the ones: the ones with segments dedicated to clever ways to use leftover meatloaf, cute ways to “dress up breakfast” for your kids and “10 ways to look 10 pounds thinner.” Good TV. Anyway, one segment featured a woman who talked … Continue reading Five-Year Plan Party
Providing just the littlest bit of cover, this mini skirt is perfect for slipping on over your swimsuit. This sweet little skirt will keep you stylin’ and almost decent as you walk to your car after a day lazing in the sun. So Riviera . . . “Where’s my Perrier?!?!” Wailua Mini Cover-Up Skirt Crochet Pattern Yarn: Cotton Fleece … Continue reading Wailua Mini Cover-Up Skirt Crochet Pattern