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Archive for 'Motherhood'

A Love Story

Love. This print marks the beginning of what is shaping up to be a fantastic creative adventure. It all started when my 7-year-old daughter, Amelia, got hooked on printmaking at a free workshop in 2012. When I saw her happily making prints on an old book press, I knew it was time to finally surrender […]

Soccer Mom vs. Everything Else

I should be working right now, but I’m a bit preoccupied. This weekend my daughters will suit up in their purple soccer jerseys and I will brush their hair and put it up in ponytails and then I will wish them luck at their game. They will head off to the soccer field with my […]

The First Day of School

The first day of school is always bittersweet. When this day arrives it marks the official end of summer as all children know it and simultaneously brings a gust of exciting expectation of everything that might be possible during the new academic year. Today I’m sending my girls off to a new school with some […]

Thoughts on needle turn appliqué, good change and kind letters

Hello! I’ve been completely swamped here at the CraftSanity Headquarters as the winds of change swirl around us once again. I’m staring down a monumental professional challenge (more on that later) but I’m going to do my best and I firmly believe that good things are on the horizon. I’m a tad behind in answering […]

If Only Weaving Could Solve All Of Our Problems

After a couple weeks of feeling exhausted and inspired, reality is setting back in and I’m being reminded that I can’t solve every problem with community art projects no matter how hard I try. More on that in just a bit… On a very positive note, Amelia and I did a segment yesterday on WZZM […]

Days Like This

I rolled out of bed at 6:08 a.m. this morning, quite pleased that I only hit the snooze button once. I ate a bowl of Cheerios and then suited up in my triathlon gear and headed downtown to the Y. I raced in the first heat at 8 a.m. The very nice woman in the […]

Mother’s Day Dandelion Fork Flower Tutorial

Dandelions rank among my favorite flowers. I used to pick them for my mom when I was a kid and now I get to watch my daughters pick them for me. Because most people consider them weeds, no one ever gets on your case for picking them and I love that, too. I wrote a […]

Throw Your Heart Around: A Valentines’s Day Bean Bag Tutorial

I’ve never been one to get caught up in the commercialism of Valentine’s Day, but I do LOVE making heart-themed craft projects for my kids all year round. Last night I stayed up insanely late to make a heart-themed bean bag toss game to entertain Abby’s kindergarten friends at the class Valentine’s Day party. I […]

More Bead Love… This Time From My Daughter

My little Amelia was my special guest at last month’s Craft Club meeting at the Y. She was having a rough day and not feeling like playing with the other children in the kids’ play area. She’s been having some separation issues lately and it rips my heart out every time I have to walk […]