Category Archives: Crafts

All That Glitters Is Not Gold






  Inexpensive bird houses from the local craft store provided the fuel for a burst of spring creativity as Anna, her mother-in-law, and I busied ourselves with paper, paint, glue, and lots and lots of glitter. A whirlwind of activity … Continue reading

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Black Beans & Roses Finale






  Anna’s dried bridal bouquet… and one-month anniversary.      

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Takeout Boxes






Brides in the mid 70’s had basically two options for wedding favors: Jordon Almonds, candy coated almonds in a variety of “baby pastel” colors–or groom’s cake, a fruitcake concoction I barely recall. The world of wedding favors today is limited … Continue reading

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Tissue Pom-Poms






  Experiencing Christmas decoration withdrawals along with the arrival of Valentine’s Day–and more importantly Anna’s birthday–it was once again time to decorate the house. Anna was somewhat surprised to discover that I had actually made tissue paper pom-poms when I … Continue reading

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