My cutting machine hero

I ran out of my custom planner stickers, which help keep me organized, so I decided to try using my Cricut cutting machine to achieve a precise size and cut on the next batch. Unfortunately, I had error after error, and none of my sheets of stickers turned out well. After struggling for too long…

Back to the bead shop

Mama and I stopped at our local bead shop for legit reasons yesterday. We needed to change out the cord on her Lifeline necklace, but since we were there, we also got supplies to create a few other little projects. But as I finished stringing beads for a pretty necklace, I realized that we had…

Friendly faces on our errands

After fantastic chiropractic adjustments, Mama and I decided to tackle a few errands along the way home. First, we stopped at our local bead shop, where Kris helped us replace the drab grey, satin cord of Mama’s Lifeline necklace with a beautiful, adjustable, green leather cord. Of course, once in a bead shop, we couldn’t…

Crafter’s paradise

I learned new crafting skills today through a Craftsy video. Mama and I, both lifelong avid crafters, recently signed up for a two-week promotion Craftsy was having for unlimited how-to videos on a wide variety of projects. She has been watching continental knitting videos, while I have been engrossed in videos on paper crafts using…

Playing with markers

Tonight Mama and I tested out magical markers we recently picked up at our local Home & Garden Show. We drew pictures and words on a batch of hard-boiled eggs I made for Mama. Rather than making our typical Sweary Eggs, I enlisted Mama’s help to test our new, colorful, food-safe markers. They’re called Rainbow…

Evolution of a model

After consulting with my local hardware store manager on my project design, I made some changes to the outdoor storage rack I’m creating from PVC pipes. I drew my new design first, and then calculated the various lengths needed for my project. Tonight I constructed a new mini model, once again using plastic drinking straws,…

A mini model

I try to improve our backyard living space each spring/summer, learning from what worked and didn’t the previous year. February is when I begin my planning. This time around, I’m designing an outdoor storage unit out of inexpensive PVC pipes. I’m really enjoying this project because it reminds me of the fun I had with…