Category Archives: Tutorials

how to make a kentucky derby hat

how to make a kentucky derby hat

Until this year, I had never watched the Kentucky Derby. I tried to watch it a few times, but if you don’t get your timing exactly right, you’ll miss it. This year, I was invited to a Kentucky Derby party thrown my some of my friends who are from the South and I finally managed…

how to make pysanky (ukrainian easter eggs)

Easter seems to sneak up on me every year. I’m never prepared with Easter foods or crafts. And I end up sharing what I did for easter a month afterwards when no one really cares anymore. This year I’m finally on top of things. Instead of telling you about my Easter tradition in May, I’m…

black magic craft tutorial

black magic craft tutorial

I loved to create black magic as a child. Before you start a witch hunt, I don’t mean the malevolent type. My “black magic” involves crayons and paper and toothpicks. Black magic may not be the most appropriate name, but I assure you that this type of black magic is very kid friendly. I don’t…

9 random thoughts

9 random thoughts

1. In March, it seemed like a good idea to knit a baby blanket with size 5 needles and sport-weight wool. Nearly two months later, I’m wondering if I’ll ever finish it. The pattern is coming out nicely (I designed it myself!), but maybe I should have picked a thicker yarn and bigger needles. Oh…

transformation

transformation

I spent the better part of my days in May and June behind my computer, writing cover letters, sending out my resume, searching for jobs.  In July, it felt like I spent hundreds of hours on the phone answering questions in interviews (my cell phone bill recently confirmed that I did in fact spend this…