Category Archive: Craft Projects

Lessons from a Greek Vase

Last night, after a day of spring cleaning, I sat down with some hand quilting in front of the TV, and chose the PBS series Empires, the episode on the Greeks. Now, I… Continue reading

Reclaimed Wood Table

Originally posted on My Wildhood:
A few months ago I was able to get my hands on some great old wood when a gentleman I know rebuilt his front porch.  When I asked,…

Summing Up, Looking Ahead

Last year I made three resolutions – I was going to keep an art journal, use up my fabric scraps, and watch the quilting videos I had, which would in turn help me… Continue reading

Summer Dye Wrap-up

I had a lot of fun this summer finding out what colors I could get from plants here on the farm.   Most of them were bland tans, but a lot of them were… Continue reading

More Party Decorations

In my last post, I showed the shell centerpiece I made for my daughter’s pirate baby shower.  (And I neglected to say, that I really wanted to add coral fans in to the… Continue reading

A Bouquet of Shells

Over the last few weeks, we have been busy having fun, hosting pirate baby showers for my older daughter.  One was at my younger daughter’s house, and one was here at my house… Continue reading

Color on Quilts

As I go through quilting magazines, I see lots of ideas I want to try.  I get as far as pulling out the inspiring articles and filing them in one of my numerous… Continue reading

A Plethora of Leisurely Projects

I have been having a great summer with a lot of enjoyable projects – I make a little progress on three or four of them each day.  I’m not getting a whole lot… Continue reading

Piney Woods Prints

Mazzaus at Local and Bespoke has gotten me interested in leaf prints.  I figured that as long as I am throwing plants in glass jars daily to sample for dye properties, I might… Continue reading

All-Around Craftsman

I come from a long line of women who created every kind of textile imaginable, but my dad also taught me many things about self-sufficiency and craftsmanship. From my growing up years, I… Continue reading