A couple of weekends ago we took a trip to Casey, Illinois, home of 8 of the World's Largest things, including a mailbox and rocking chair -- super awesome. Of course I had to see the World's Largest Crochet Hook and Knitting Needles. I had seen the photos and videos online. In order to break … Continue reading A Visit to the World’s Largest Crochet Hook & Knitting Needles
I've been MIA for a bit. That's what happens this time of year. I have been busy with Christmas parties, handmade orders, my children, and working. I hope you are enjoying your December month and trying to enjoy the time with your family. Why does it seem so difficult to do that in December? It's … Continue reading Weekend Reads
The weather this week has been bizarre. It's been nearly 80 degrees!! In Illinois. Mid-November!! It looks like it's supposed to cool off really quickly tonight though. It just feels a bit weird, with Thanksgiving being next week. When did that sneak up? I've got a good mix of things for you this weekend. I … Continue reading Weekend Reads
Tangled is one of my favorite Disney movies. The animation is just gorgeous and the story is heartwarming. I thought the image of the lanterns filling the sky was magical, so you can imagine my delight when I saw there would be a Lantern Fest nearby. I bought our tickets a couple of months ago. … Continue reading Lantern Fest, St. Louis
Last Friday night I taught my first painting party, using Social Artworking by DecoArt's Methodology. Even though many of the ladies coming were anxious and concerned they wouldn't do well, I was nervous that I wouldn't teach it well and they would be disappointed. It's been a few years since I've taught art, and … Continue reading My First Painting Party
At the beginning of August I did some face painting for a community event. The face painting table is often very busy, and this day was no different. It was me and one other person doing the painting and we were busy solid for those 4 hours. The next week my mug made the front … Continue reading Famous for Face Painting
It's March, and Spring is just around the corner! I am ready for budding flowers and trees, Spring weather, thunderstorms, walks in the mornings, and all the other wonderful things that come with Spring... except the allergies. Gotta take the good with the bad, I suppose. I'm already brainstorming what I'll do this Spring. I … Continue reading 30 Fun Things to Do This Spring!