Down but not out

I had the weirdest dream last night. I was trying to check out of a hotel, but didn’t have enough money. So I had to play a complicated half-text, half-graphics computer game in order to find real gold that I could then weigh and use to pay for my hotel …

15 in 2015

Here’s one for the yarnies…! You’re probably going to make things in 2015. How would you like to cheer on, and be cheered on, by other people who are also making things? And how would you like to do all that, and win some prizes? Play along with Lorena of …

Print this

While my finger had to hover over the “buy now” button for a few minutes, yesterday I bought the most expensive printer I’ve ever purchased (but it was 54% off, thank you, Christmas sales… and I mean that as in “thank you for buying from HaldeCraft for Christmas because it …

Scenes from last week

Last week was a soapy blur of soap making and wrapping, and scrambling for paperwork, scanning, signing, etc. (I don’t remember, when I bought this house I live in now, 20 years ago, that the process was as time consuming as this house we’re trying to buy now). I finally …

The book that changed my life

I wouldn’t necessarily call this book my favorite book – after all, how many times have I reread Alas, Babylon and Watership Down? But The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron did change my life. The year was… hmm. I don’t even remember the year. Maybe 1996? 1997? The Reader’s Digest …

Scenes from last week

I was just telling a friend on the phone yesterday that I don’t remember, when buying a house 20 years ago, it being quite this time consuming. As such, I don’t really have a lot to show for this last week, work-wise! I finished a pattern I’ve had in my …