Impromptu creative visit

The adorable little girls who live next door surprised us with a visit this afternoon. Jamaica shared a story she wrote with Mama (you can see them in the back), and Spirit asked me to teach her how to make the felt flowers I was creating. We had a lovely visit together and such fun…

Felt rose centerpiece prototype

I’ve been cutting out and gluing red felt fabric into more than 800 rose petals for weeks now (an excellent post-surgery activity). I finally stopped my assembly-line style work to finish the first prototype and I’m so pleased. They’ll be beautiful at our annual summer garden party celebrating Mama’s triumph over brain cancer. While crafting,…

A new kind of felt flower

After cutting out more than 800 rose petals from bright red felt fabric, I needed a break in both color and pattern. I decided to try creating a totally different felt flower. It came out much better than I’d hoped and my creative spark is humming with possibilities. Today’s #OneGoodThing was a new kind of…

Rolling felt rosebuds

My first infusion after surgery has left me flat-out exhausted. Though I wasn’t up and about, I was able to work on an ongoing art project a bit. I’m making about 33 red felt fabric roses for our annual summer garden party. I cut out nearly 800 petals in the last week and now I’m…

Community of crafters, artists, makers

When I spotted the delightfully designed postcards for this Modern Makers Festival, I had a feeling we’d found our people. As lifelong crafters, we were thrilled to find an event where you get to create art with other people who like to create art too! Mama and I made beaded bracelets, wool felt necklaces, and…

Bonding over a love of crafting

Mama and I got to visit with our new friend, Nicole, and see her glorious crafting studio this afternoon. We loved sharing creative projects and ideas, and we felt so welcomed in her beautiful home. Today’s #OneGoodThing was bonding over a love of crafting with Nicole and Mama! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share…

Pottery class creations

Mama and I sculpted these lovely clay vessels at a pottery class we took last month. The studio fired and glazed them turquoise, which we thought was an excellent choice. We handbuilt the taller cups and stamped the patterns into the clay, while the little ones we made on the wheel. Since we’ve only just…