Tag: projects

Let Your Love Flow

My boys just got this great book for Christmas. It’s a beautifully illustrated, sweetly narrated story about a little boy who has an idea and how he takes a journey with it. In the beginning of the book, the “idea” is portrayed as a golden egg with a crown and the boy and his environment are rendered in black and…

Down the Rabbit Hole

Hello all, October came and went like a flash. The vast majority of the month was spent buried deep in the creative process (a favorite place of mine), getting jewelry items ready for sale at our Waldorf charter school’s annual fundraiser where I was a vendor. The studio turned into a frenzy of mixed-media!  Leather, copper, needlepoint, crochet, wood and…

Crafter-noons

Ah, summer…that special time of year when we stay-at-home parents find out what we’re really made of. Some days, I’m made of mellow patience and full of laughter. Other days…well, let’s not talk about those days, shall we? Or if we must, let’s just say it’s a darn good thing I married a winemaker. Finding little bits of time to…

T-Shirt Yarn Tote

A quick little post to follow up on what I made from all of those t-shirts that got turned into yarn. It took awhile to cut up so many shirts, but having a big basket of t-shirt yarn balls to play with, sure did inspire me. The yarn is so much fun to work up with a big hook. I’d…

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…