An old dog, learning new tricks (how Craftsy hijacked my weekend)

For those of you who did not know, Craftsy had a free streaming weekend and you could watch all their videos.    I took the opportunity to do so, but it did cost me quite a large chunk of my weekend.  I don’t regret it. Continue reading “An old dog, learning new tricks (how Craftsy hijacked my weekend)”


The Fickle Muse

Sadly, another Christmas vacation is now behind me, but what a time I had!    I had two weeks of glorious freedom!  While it did take a little while for me to get my muse focused, it did actually happen — eventually.

For the first week, I spent a good amount of time trying to figure out what I felt like doing.  It was cold and snowy (I got my wish for a White Christmas!).  I didn’t feel much like making lotion or soap — I just couldn’t get into washing all those dishes and getting wet when it was so cold out.   So I decided to start out with sewing and see if that was what my muse wanted to do.

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It’s Ridiculous!

I spent the weekend again “not” making soap or lotion again.   I confess, it felt great to do something a little different, but I am getting ready to go back to soaping, probably next weekend.

My son told me that while he was cleaning out his storage unit, somebody walked away with a box of his Christmas decorations.    Several years ago I had made him and his fiancée’ ridiculously large Christmas stockings. They loved them! They have a fondness for ridiculous things.  Unfortunately, those stockings were in the box that walked away. 😦

Since the two of them are getting married next month, I decided to make them a new pair of Christmas stockings, just as ridiculous as the last ones.  This should help them celebrate their first Christmas as husband and wife! Continue reading “It’s Ridiculous!”

Waterless Weekend

Due to some scheduled maintenance on the water system in our house over the weekend, I was unable to make any soap or lotions.    That didn’t stop me though — I simply broke out the ol’ knitting machine.   A girl’s gotta do something to keep out of trouble…er….keep busy! Continue reading “Waterless Weekend”