Walnut Apricot Muffin Recipe

I have a Pin board where I collect recipes from all over the internet.  While I use it for recipes that look easy and delicious, I also use it to keep track of recipes I want to try on my family – in particular, recipes for baked sweets.  As you’ve heard me discuss many times previously, I […]

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Handmade Ladybug Theme Birthday Card for a Friend

My friend (and hairdresser) Eva’s birthday was last month, so I was late in giving her her birthday card last week when I had my hair appointment.  Anyway, this gave me more time to actually make her a card, something that I have neglected doing, as you can tell from my lack of card making […]

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Mechanical Dancing Butterfly Toy Class

I had the great pleasure recently of taking my very first class with Bethany Carlson-Mann, a new teacher at Castle in the Air.  She taught us how to make a mechanical dancing doll toy.  The base of our toy was a wooden cigar box. Bethany got the cigar boxes from the Piedmont Tobacconist, which sells […]

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Needle Felted Wall Hanging Class with Denise Marshall

Happy 4th, everyone!  I hope you all get to relax a bit today with family and friends :0) I recently had the great pleasure of taking my very first needle felting class with Denise Marshall at Castle in the Air.   I had taken only one other needle felting class before, a sculpture class with […]

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Crepe Paper Icelandic Poppy Flower Class

I am finally back with another crafty project!  I meant to do this post awhile ago, but life got in the way. But better late than never, right?  Anyway, about two and a half weeks ago, I took another of Lynn Dolan‘s crepe paper flower classes at Castle in the Air.  This time it was […]

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Alcohol Inks Acrylic Board Book Class

I know what you’re wondering.  Where have I been?  I have been busy with life and taking a break from creating.  Just wasn’t really feeling it until the last several weeks.  Nothing really new to show, as I have been working on crepe paper peonies for friends.  I did take a class at Castle in […]

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Fresh Apple Bundt Cake

I know I have been lax about posting recipes lately.  (I think the last time I posted a recipe was late last year).  But I have not done a whole lot of baking since the holidays.  However, that changed last weekend, as it was both my mom’s and brother, Daniel’s birthdays.  Well, technically, my mom’s birthday […]

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Interview with Bettina Pauly, Book Artist

A few weeks ago, I shared with you my tunnel book class at the San Francisco Center for the Book with Bettina Pauly.  I was a fan of her art before I even knew who she was and became an even bigger fan after taking her class.  She is a doll and a very sweet […]

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Sun’s Out Kate Greenaway Spring ATC Card

I know I’ve been slow about getting my ATCs completed and posted lately, but I’m back with another one.  This time the inspiration was this illustration from an old Kate Greenaway book, Under the Window, that another crafter had given me: I immediately thought of spring.  I decided to recreate the facade of an old […]

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Postcard Collage Tunnel Book Class

I recently had the great pleasure of taking my very first class with Bettina Pauly at San Francisco Center for the Book.  The class was for making a tunnel book.  As readers of my blog know, I have taken classes in the past for tunnel books, here and here, but Bettina had a very unusual take on […]

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