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In which I say hello…

September 1, 2010

Is anyone still out there?

After a l-o-n-g hiatus, I’ve started sewing again. I have a few projects going and I hope hope hope to be a better blogger and post soon (and on the regular).

In the meantime, check out this amazing contest from The Plaid Scottie. How generous is she with all that fabric and cute ‘lil box bag??


Hi. I’m alive.

December 20, 2009

Here marks my triumphal parade back into the blogging world.  I started this blog in 2007 as a space to document my crafty endeavors, but over the past two years all of my time, energy, and crafting mojo has been zapped by the demands of the teaching world. I still have tons of projects in the works, and I’m anxious for winter break to get something done.

I have another blog set up (but nothing on it) to showcase notes found in and around school. I wanted to make a paper zine but since I barely have time to do my laundry who am I kidding?

So yeah, hi.


May 24, 2009

Hi, folks!

I’ve been away for quite some time, but I’ve still been actively creating, whether it’s finishing the pair of socks for my g-pa or coming up with a unit for my 10th graders. I’m counting the minutes until summer (but I’ll be able to enjoy it so much more when I get my callback for work).

I wanted to point my readers to a kick-ass contest sponsored by Katrina of elementnineteen. She is hosting a contest to win the cutest bunny necklace ever. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!!

I’m still around, and shocked that my first year of teaching is almost over! It’s been excellent and hilarious overall.

Why, hello!

December 11, 2008


Work has definitely eaten up all of my crafty time (who am I kidding, work takes up all my time!). I cannot wait for the break–I plan on getting ahead on my planning/grading and sewing up a storm (or at least a drizzle).

Until then, I am going to post some ancient Old Ball and Skein pictures. These are some of the bags I sold at the BBB last winter. Notice how the style has slightly changed.

I helped set up Miss T.’s table this year, but sadly couldn’t stay because of m’job. I had a few bags out, but nothing new.  We sat next to the charming Skunkadelic, who made this incredible clarinet “gun” that played Louis Armstrong when someone pulled the trigger.  Brilliant. I bought myself a birthday bag from and another kick-ass hat from


I want to gush about work, but I’m never sure if this is the correct forum for it. Please know I’m totally happy and totally a) lucky to have a job and b) lucky enough to work with so many amazing, talented, and generous people. The kids are also fantastic. I might post a picture of my (shared) classroom soon. It’s a pretty a amazing/hilarious/kind of messy/inspiring space. I do feel overwhelmed about the lack of crafty/gym/friend/laundry time, but that will get better soon. And really, right now it’s all worth it. 😀

The Random Number Generator Has Spoken…

July 30, 2008

…and number 10 is the winner! Congrats, Kenyetta! Email me with your address and I’ll send you the magazine and pin!

Thanks to everyone who played!

Tiny Quilt!

July 28, 2008

Here’s my finished quilt and a blurry picture of my living room. I used seven different fabrics (from Fabric Place [rip], the old Joann, Purl Patchwork, and Valley Fabrics) and the binding is an extension of the backing. I’m calling it Woodland Quilt because of the forest-y fabrics I chose. I love this thing!

There are still three days left in the OBS Anniversary contest! Good luck to everyone playing!


July 23, 2008

To celebrate one year of blogging (and to drum up some noise over here) I’m hosting my first ever blog contest! Yay!

I have one issue of Craft Magazine #5 and one one-inch OBS pin up for grabs. All you have to do is introduce yourself. So new readers, hello!

Contest ends one week from today. Good luck!

April 29, 2008

I’m feeling discombobulated by the recent events affecting the community of my school. Appreciate life.

Cough, cough

April 27, 2008

Wow, my last post was in the middle of January. I’m not surprised, especially because I started student teaching right after that post was written. I haven’t finished the program quite yet, but it’s a wonderful sign that it’s Sunday morning and I’m blogging instead or grading or planning like a maniac.

Blogs are better with pictures, but I got nothing for you right now.

December 7, 2007

I’m going to be at the Bazaar Bizarre on Sunday with the lovely Teresa and Kristin. I’ll have a few special yarn bags for sale early early, and an Etsy store forthcoming. I have to leave early because I have the end-of-semester blues.

Say hello if you’re there!