Definition of deckle edge: the irregular, untrimmed edge of handmade paper, often used for ornamental effect in fine books and stationery This was one of those projects I put off for far too long. I love deckle edge paper, I want to use it for everything .... and it's so simple to make! Items Needed: Paper … Continue reading DIY: Deckled Edge Paper
Today I started taking myself seriously as a leatherworker. By take myself seriously, I mean I could see getting a business loan and really going for it, not just the cautious slow crawl I've been doing. I'm not going to do that, I think my organic shuffling is better for me (because I'm learning more … Continue reading Practice, practice, and practice some more … a leatherworker I shall be.
In a funky twist, I will not be home for Mother's Day. I'm off to what is currently my family's hometown (they've all said they're not staying ... but they haven't moved yet;) to celebrate a baby and do Mother's Day with my own mother. I'm rather looking forward to this ... I'll get to … Continue reading I made something for me. Because I’m a momma and it’s almost Mother’s Day.
I'm tired. More than normal, even. I think it's a combination of our rather busy schedule (my kids decided THEY SIMPLY MUST PLAY BASEBALL/SOFTBALL and they have several games/practices each week) and my trying to spiffy up my gift/Christmas sections, because I had no time last fall and was completely unprepared for the season (I … Continue reading Just Be.
When we bought our house we did so knowing it needed some work. Nothing major, just aesthetic repairs and one yeah-this-actually-needs-to-be-updated electrical thing. One of the first things we tackled, and by we I mean Mr. Wordsremember and his friends, was the front porch. Turns out it's good we started there, because the whole thing … Continue reading Taking the Art Outside. And getting crisped.