Monthly Archives: April 2011

Earth Day

I’m making a felted wool egg shaker rattle for Grant’s first Easter basket with supplies I already have in the house. I’m always tempted to pick up fun supplies but I ought to use what I already have. Here goes!


Forbidden Fruit

I always want to sit where I shouldn’t, just like this sweet dog.


Fun right from the get-go

I like my job and don’t find myself counting the moments til 5:00 p.m. on Fridays. Even though I don’t actually work til 5:00 p.m. on Fridays right somehow the weekend is still the sweetest time of the week.

We’ve had several fun outtings to make the most of the gorgeous spring weather here. We simply must; before too long it’ll be ultrahot, and like the rest of humanity in this place we’ll be vying for the closest parking spaces at the grocery store just to dodge the heat. But this weekend, well… This weekend was perfect.

Saturday afternoon post-naptime found us at the ‘Noles spring game, something we’ve never done before. Since Pete spent the past two springs in Uganda, the list of spring activities for us to achieve is long. Long and fun. All of us (at least the adults, anyway) really enjoyed the game, and it seemed like a fitting conclusion to Pete’s career as a student here. Football has been one of our favorite activities right from the get-go.

We didn’t stay til the bitter end today as bedtime beckons and sometimes even the slightest deviation from the norm has us careening towards total meltdown. I would’ve loved to have heard the Hymn to the Garnet and the Gold but I also prefer not to hear zany bedtime crying. So it goes.

What a sweet way to spend the afternoon: with my two favorite gentleman watching a gentleman’s game. Go ‘Noles!

Friday Favorites: Word for Design Projects

The fancy among us are perfectly happy using InDesign or Photoshop or Lightroom or other fabulous graphics programs for creative tasks. I am just far too lazy for that. My preferred method is good old Microsoft Word.

Invitations like the one I did above are quick, easy and don’t look too shabby. A downloaded font here, a text box there, an image and couple of alterations and you’re done. Make it a PDF, open it in Preview, save it as a JPG and then upload it for print. Easy as pie, and absolutely one of my favorite ways to knock out quick little creative design tasks. Love it!

I like this butt and I cannot lie



Recollections People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be. – Abraham Lincoln I’ve always been so happy with the places I’ve lived. Most of the time anyway, because as far as I’m concerned, nobody can … Continue reading