Wood Burning, take 2

A few years ago when we were playing D&D a lot, I made some dice trays for the party to use in lieu of a board game box cover. I turned one of them into a box that now houses my dice, but the other three I left rather plain, only painting them light brown, … More Wood Burning, take 2

Painting Touchups

I love landscape paintings. Beautiful scenery captured in paint is something so captivating to me. But, it’s also not something I’ve spent much time painting myself. So, a few years ago I decided to try my hand at some forest scenery. I liked the paintings I made, but they were far from perfect. More recently, … More Painting Touchups

Many Scarves

About 2 weeks before Christmas, I decided to make my relatives scarves as gifts. I have a couple pairs of knitting needles, and I’ve dabbled in knitting over the years, but I’m not really a knitter. I’ve also never knit an entire scarf before, just the second half of a scarf that one time. According … More Many Scarves

Gingerbread Castle

Tis the season for gingerbread houses. Except why build a house when you could build a castle?  That was my thought process for some reason. Unfortunately, you can’t just buy a gingerbread castle kit. At least I don’t think you can. So, I planned my castle and baked some gingerbread. I did cheat and buy … More Gingerbread Castle

Jacket Pillow

I knew the sweetest dog named Jemma. In June, she passed away. I was asked to make something with her rain coat, and we decided on a pillow. I wanted to make as few alterations to the coat as possible. I cut off the straps that would normally go around her torso. Then, I removed … More Jacket Pillow

Upholstered Chairs

I repainted the chairs my brother built last year, and I finally got around to upholstering them last month. This is most certainly not the correct way to upholster chair seats, but it worked for me well enough. They’re imperfect, but at least they’re finally finished. I ordered 2″ thick high density foam for the … More Upholstered Chairs

Googly-Eyed Birds

Some time ago, there was a period when googly-eyes would keep appearing on things at work. No one could figure out where they were coming from, and, after a while, everyone finally realized it was me. Now, it’s fairly well-known that I almost always have a bag of googly-eyes on me, just in case. More … More Googly-Eyed Birds

Clay Dinosaurs

I finally used the last of my polymer clay. If you’ve never used it, polymer clay is clay that usually comes in small blocks and can be baked in a kitchen oven. I’ve only used it a couple of times, I don’t usually work with clay, nor do I have any clay tools, and I’m … More Clay Dinosaurs

Hair Sticks

I wear my hair up most of the time. Sometimes I switch it up with braids, but usually I opt for a bun. Someone had given me a pair of hair sticks a while ago, and I used them sometimes, but eventually started preferring them to hair ties, which were causing my hair to break … More Hair Sticks

T-shirt Pillowcase

My brother had this shirt. Bright blue, ladies cut. Fit him, but it was snug. Not his usual look. We’re not entirely sure why he got it, but we have pictures of him in it and it felt too silly to get rid of, but also no one else we know would actually wear it. … More T-shirt Pillowcase

DIY Notebook

I’ve changed how I organize and access my schedule a lot over the years. Last year, I went almost entirely digital, but I’ve been wanting to get back to analog lately. Unfortunately, that meant I needed a new notebook, which I didn’t have. I didn’t have any blank ones, and I didn’t feel like shopping … More DIY Notebook

Knit Hat

Remember that square I knit a while ago? I finally made it into something other than a blanket for a tiny animal. I found a pattern for a hat that I liked and did my best to follow it. I learned how to purl, and how to alternate between knitting and purling. I thought I … More Knit Hat

Wooden Bird

I was gifted a wood burner, and it gave me an excuse to finally try some new wood crafts. When I went to the store to get a bit of wood to burn, I ended up getting a set of carving tools and carving blocks instead. With no real plan, other than to try out … More Wooden Bird


I made two new clocks. I wanted to remake the clock I made a few years ago, and I had an idea for a new clock as well. I’m pleased with how they both turned out. The sunburst clock I made a while back had gotten a bit…saggy, over time. So, I planned to remake … More Clocks

Knitting Not-a-Scarf

My brother had 2 knitting projects on needles. One was halfway done, so it was pretty obvious it was going to be a scarf, and I finished that one. The other one only had a few rows done, and was a bit wider, and I don’t know enough about knitting to guess what it was … More Knitting Not-a-Scarf


Back when we had almost no furniture, my brother built us a couple chairs to use at our borrowed kitchen table. He built them, got the paint we picked out, and gave them to me with the seats unattached. The plan was that I would paint them and upholster the seats before attaching them. I … More Chairs

Pterodactyl Costume

No one’s really excited for Halloween after last year. But, we’ve decided to make the best of it and do something fun and silly. I decided I wanted to be a dinosaur for Halloween. More specifically, I wanted to be a Pterodactyl. I’m going to be at work most of the day, so it needed … More Pterodactyl Costume


Women’s wallets are generally quite large. I’m not really into that. Especially since I don’t ever carry a large purse. I’ve mostly only used them as a clutch/wristlet type of situation to hold my phone, keys, and actual, reasonably sized wallet when I’m not using my purse or, more often, my backpack. My previous wallet, … More Wristlet

Hemmed Pants

I recently realized that one of my pairs of pants is a bit too short. Then I realized another one of my pants is a bit too long. So, I fixed them by making them both shorter. I know it sounds silly to make pants that are already too short even shorter, but I figured … More Hemmed Pants