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Apr 7, 2021

Watercolor Feathers

I was practicing my watercolor painting the other day and made these cute blue feathers. My first one was the left and my last one was the right. I'm not sure if they got better or not, but they were fun and easy. They are a bit plain and I should practice details with watercolor so maybe I'll add to them or make some more.

Feather Watercolor

Mar 31, 2021

Floral Silk Scarf Giveaway

It's my blogiversary! I have been blogging for 12 years! Per tradition, I'm following the list of traditional wedding anniversary gifts and doing a giving away for one lucky reader! The twelfth anniversary is another silk anniversary and I dyed a silk scarf again. This one has a floral pattern and it looks pretty cute.

Floral Dyed Silk Scarf
Floral Dyed Silk Scarf
Floral Dyed Silk Scarf


For your chance to win:
1. Leave a comment below by Sunday, April 11th.
2. Wait. The winner will be chosen by a random number generator and will be announced Wednesday April 14th.

Good Luck!

Mar 24, 2021

DIY Wind Chime

I made a wind chime after reading Pride by Ibi Zoboi for Craft Book Club. The main character, Zuri, is a wonderful poet, but my writing skills are not good enough to share any poetry I may have written. Instead I decided to make a wind chime because the sisters spend time on their rooftop which is described as a place “where wind chimes, dreams, and possibilities float with the stars.” My wind chime was made with bells I purchased and beads and wire from my stash! I have more bells so I think I'll make another!

DIY Windchime
DIY Windchime
DIY Windchime

Our next read is Pet by Akwaeke Emezi!

Mar 17, 2021

Spring Growth

 After spending the time organizing my seeds, I have yet to start any! Spring break is next week so I should have a bit of time to get things started. Better late than never! I'm excited to grow some green onions and all the flower seeds I have collected.

The weather has been nice and sunny. It is really warming up and I saw the little leaves of some crocus popping through the soil! (I did uncover them a bit because they are so short.) No daffodil yet, but the honeyberry bushes are starting to leaf out. The rhubarb is growing, the filbert catkins are starting to look fluffy, and the peony survived the transplant!

How is your garden growing?

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Mar 9, 2021

Daffodil

I saw these cute daffodil yesterday and really want my flowers to start growing! In the fall I planted my first daffodils. They aren't a flower I previously enjoyed, but they are my birth month flower and I'm starting to like them. 

My posting schedule is changing; I will be posting once a week on Wednesdays through May. As you may have noticed, I'm not doing much crafting lately. I've got several school projects and some big exams that I'm focusing on so crafts aren't my priority right now. Once the semester is over I'll hopefully be a crafting machine!

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