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Interests: music, knitting, church, rubber stamping, art, gilmore girls, hello kitty, fashion, netflix, friendship, jewelry, expression magazine, d.i.y., african-american history, french, paper, katherine hepburn, cooking, reading, writing, family, crafts, god, crocheting, words, event planning, jill scott, salvador, southern california, lip balm, etta james, cary grant, the sims
Recent Activity
Quick note: I haven't forgotten about the calendar templates. Only I've sent them to the printer and they said the quality was too poor. I'll have to find the spare moment to clean them up before releasing. Sorry! Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2010 at Make Me
Okay, okay. Calendars are fast going the way of the dinosaur, what with everyone (me included) carrying their calendar in their phone. But I still like a paper calendar. A pretty paper calendar. Or a funny one. Or one with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2010 at Make Me
I bought two circle punches at Joann's when they were on sale last week. I'm planning to make some tags for one of my craft sales in December. I bought a 2-inch and a 2.5-inch. The smaller is the the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2010 at Make Me
Youre welcome! Hilari
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2010 on Simplify at Make Me
Taking good photos and using good tags on Etsy is key. I think I finally got a good photo of this lacey cable scarf. I used the one on the left for the primary photo. I listed this in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2010 at Make Me
If I don't set the timer on my air conditioner before I leave in the morning, I'm in for a bit of torture when I get home. I also have to shut the bathroom and bedroom doors. But it's the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2010 at Make Me
I've been scanning old photos and it occurred to me to do that with all bits of paper I'm "saving" for records. Currently I have these two file boxes that I keep my tax records, warranties and all that kind... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2010 at Make Me
It's the one where Laura and Mary don't want to help Ma make laundry soap and try to run away with Jack. Unfortunately they tell Nellie Olson they are going to join the traveling circus and she immediately tells Pa,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2010 at Make Me
Gathered and textured scarves are still quite popular. I've noticed that this year the gathering seems to me more sophisticated and structural than in the pas These are a few of the scarves I found on the Nordstrom website. Then... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2010 at Make Me
I've wished for a long time that there was a way to showcase an Etsy treasury or list of favorites. Then someone posted a link to Treasure Trove on Twitter and voila! A dream answered. Here I am testing it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2010 at Make Me
I'm planning ahead for the holidays this year. Back on the Homemade Holiday bus. I'll be spending my time split between filling up the craft show and Lima Bean shelves as well as making my gifts for the holidays. If... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at Make Me
I like seemingly random combinations of colors. I thought I'd try to show a bit of the process. Here is the latest card I've added to my Etsy shop. I admit my color sense is not to everyone's taste, but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2010 at Make Me
Yes! Yes! I'm still revamping my Etsy shop! It's a process, okay? Today I wrote a marketing plan that will help me maximize my exposure for a minimum of output. The idea being if I create a schedule that allows... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2010 at Make Me
First, let me preface this by saying I don't normally cook meat. I usually only eat it when I'm out and I tend to overcook it when I eat in.That said, let me introduce you to this dish from Indian... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2010 at Make Me
This is slow-going because the alpaca yarn I'm using is ridiculously cozy. Not the perfect summer knit. I think it will mostly be a laying-on type of blanket and not a covering up one. Unless the baby decides to move... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2010 at Make Me
Here's the Madeline Tosh sock yarn I got at Stitches earlier this year. I bought it for the Elfine socks I've been dying to make. Unfortunately, I can't bring myself to start them because they are toe-up. Me and toe-up... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2010 at Make Me
I've been making these cards for quite a few years now. I love captioning these old photos. I tend to come up with more captions than photos because once I get them typed up and printed out, some of them... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at Make Me
Are these not the cutest? And they were so super simple. I really do like Erika Knight's patterns. They are easy to follow and very wearable. I wonder if I can make these booties in my size! The Rowan Wool... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at Make Me
Been running through my bookmarks and checking old sites. Ran across Hot Patterns and they are having a sale. Check out the clearance patterns. When I first visited the site they had a pattern for a coat similar to the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2010 at Make Me
Denise Yezbak Moore is having a super bead giveaway. Go check out her blog AND check out the awesomeness of her work as well as those gorgeous beads! Speaking of beads - I'm still listing earrings at the Lazy Lima... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2010 at Make Me
Take a looky, there. I do knit! Inspired by Major Knitter I decided to make the cute little booties from Natural Nursery Knits by Erika Knight. Anyway, I started these little booties last night and I'm almost done with the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2010 at Make Me
I was reading an old Oprah magazine the other day. An article by a writer Martha Beck talks about jump starting her creativity with what she calls "The Kitchen Sink" method. If she's stuck and not producing quality work, she... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2010 at Make Me
I've had the page open for a month. I've thought of a million different topics to post on, but I just haven't sat down to the computer with the mindset to get things done. I have the usual excuses. Busy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2010 at Make Me
I think I will formally take every April off from blogging. It's a crazy, busy month for me. I've had the compose page open for a week now and haven't been able to think of what to write. I still... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2010 at Make Me
Becoming Me Collage Originally uploaded by HilariI did a little, mini craft fair on Monday. I worked mostly on the weekends and it was a lot less stressful than the way I normally work - you know, at the last... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2010 at Make Me