Category: Craft Sabbatical

Craft Sabbatical: A “hank”-ering to dye

I signed up for a yarn dying class at Lion Brand Studios in NYC about a month or so ago. Tara has been previously experimenting with dying yarns, but I have yet to do so. She mailed me… Read More

Craft Sabbatical: The Tucking Tails of Enterlac

I obviously love to knit and I like to try new things. I saw a lot of patterns in the past couple of years that looked like a basket weave. I thought, “Holy crap – nope, can’t do… Read More

Craft Sabbatical: Auction Treasures

During the nicer parts of the year, (in Ohio, you just never know) my parents attend several auctions. They come home with treasures. If it’s not a treasure to them, it’s a treasure to someone on eBay. I… Read More

Craft Sabbatical: Crayon Painting for Adults!

Now, I’ve seen this going around Pintrest like crazy, and I don’t want to be a copycat, but I really wanted to try it. I love to paint, so it should be interesting dealing with a different type… Read More

Easter Sushi and Colored Eggs

Being far away from families is hard on the holidays. For my family, Easter is my favorite. Not necessarily for the religious part, but for the family part. Our family isn’t too large, but sometimes its hard to… Read More

Easter Sushi and Colored Eggs

Being far away from families is hard on the holidays. For my family, Easter is my favorite. Not necessarily for the religious part, but for the family part. Our family isn’t too large, but sometimes its hard to… Read More

Craft Sabbatical: Hair Pins

I got this new haircut that I’m just not 100% thrilled with. I think it looks like a boy’s shag cut from the 70’s. So, instead of sulking, I decided to make girly hair clips to put in… Read More

Hm, a Craft Sabbatical, huh?

According to dictionary.com, a sabbatical is any extended period of leave from one’s customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or training, etc…… That sounds fantastic. So why the heck am I not already doing this… Read More

Craft Sabbatical: Planning

While flipping through some old family photos last night, I came across many that sparked my urge to create. One image in particular : Me, my mom, two of my grandmas, and three of my great grandmas. Four… Read More

A Non-Work of Art: Candles, Wine & a Dance Party

If you haven’t read A Non-Work of Art, be sure to start there before reading ahead. Inspiration: Red Wine Atmosphere: Candle light Music: 1995 to 2002 DanceParty (by myself) It’s Saturday night.  I’ve been working too much to… Read More