Category Archives: crafts


Thanks to a friend of ours, we recently got a fun book about “Winter Friends“.  Because of that book, the other day Ellie was drawing chickadees, which she calls “Chickadee-dee”, because I told her that’s what they say (plus another … Continue reading

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Spring Break 2012, Mini-Adventure #1

This week is Nik’s Spring Break and Ellie and I are enjoying having him at home with us!  Rather than go on a longer vacation, we’re having a few mini-adventures around Baltimore.  Our first was on Monday night.  We took … Continue reading

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My Other Love: Cardmaking

Although sewing is my current major creative outlet, I’ve loved the craft of paper card making for a long time.  I particularly love finding old books to cut up for cards.  I made a card on Thursday that I loved … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! I often feel uncomfortable around displays of overt patriotism.  It often seems unthinking, a general “The USA is the best – it doesn’t matter what we or our government does, we’re still always right.”  And so, I … Continue reading

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