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…

Playing with clay

A new pottery studio recently opened in Sebastopol, about a 10-minute drive from our home. Mama and I could not pass up an opportunity to throw clay on a wheel and signed up for an introductory class tonight. We’ve been looking forward to it for weeks! We were about 15 students in total and each…

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…

Celebrating makers

Mama and I have been enjoying watching “Making It” — a reality competition for crafters and makers. Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman host the NBC show, which aired its finale tonight. We love to see the creative things people imagine come to life. The contestants are kind to each other, and the challenges are interesting.…