Category: crafting

Two Steps Forward

I just spent some time re-reading through older posts from when I first started this blog two years ago. It’s funny how our subconscious guides us sometimes, because I had been pondering the idea of how Coffee & Lilacs has changed since its beginning, how much I have grown and what I have learned…how we’re evolving together, this little blog space and I.…

The Love of Handmade

Last year at Valentine’s Day, I posted a comment on my Facebook page about how disappointed I was that not too many kids give handmade Valentine’s cards anymore.  Levi was in still in preschool and I was so disheartened by all of the cartoon/super hero-laden, store bought cards that he received. It made me sad, really, to think that this…

2.0

Well hello there long lost blog friend…it’s been awhile. (I feel like I’ve started the past few posts with this sentiment.) Returning to this space after spending time away seems awkward to me, like I don’t know where to begin and then I begin to wonder…why am I blogging in the first place? What purpose is it serving in my…

Round Two

It seems that I am a sucker for punishment…at least the kind that’s self-inflicted.  I took a leap of faith and decided to hop on board the art/craft fair train, signing up to do two more in the next eight weeks. At first I found myself in a near panic and feeling very stressed about it, albeit excited. I mean, come on…I only…

Stitching Lately

Stitching has a way of slowing you down.  It makes sure you focus on exactly what’s right in front of you, but allows your mind to wander, thoughts to drift, future plans to be made and new ideas to take shape.  It’s been a sanity saver for me in the past few months and a way to process the loss…