My Hobby Completes Me – How Do I Know?

Anyone feel like puking over the title of this blog? I mean really…my hobby completes me. I am a far cry from a sentimental person, but what does that even mean? Does that mean that I am not a “hole” person if I don’t have my hobby? Does it mean that my brain isn’t working,

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A Handmade Wardrobe…one in and one out…

In the midst of floundering for a new art medium when pottery was no longer something I could physically do, I found a pirated version of The Great British Sewing Bee (GBSB) on Youtube while the family was on vacation in Florida. It was 2015. I totally binge watched the first two seasons on my

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Starting a New Christmas Cactus

My mother has a Christmas Cactus that belonged to my “Big Granny,” who was my great, great grandmother. As a child, I got off the bus every afternoon at my great grandmother’s home. Her name was Lois Love, so everyone in our small town called her Granny Love. I remember this plant sitting in the

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Getting back to my wardrobe…

So, a cleansing afternoon here. I started binge listening to the Love to Sew podcast on my 5 hour drive for work and got super excited about fashion sewing again. Four years ago, while awaiting what would be a Tarlov Cyst diagnosis, and grieving that teaching and throwing pottery would no longer be a part

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It isn’t About Believing In Yourself After All…

Forty-five minutes before I needed to leave for a work meeting a three hour drive away, my 14 year old daughter asks, “So, can we make the bird for the cage?” What?!? Frantically, I dictate directions to find the pattern and make an extra copy. The pattern had no directions. Just shapes, lines and dots.

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I am Still Discovering Who I am…

Vulnerable moment here. I have some amazing friends and family, who support me, encourage me, and constantly ask me how I get it ALL done. If I am honest, and human, I like hearing those things, but the last couple months those words have been pretty overwhelming for me. If you’ve been following me for any

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