Burlap Cross Stitched Pumpkin

Burlap Cross Stitched Pumpkin

I’m not ready just yet for fall. We’ve had a wet, hot summer and I’ve enjoyed it, as have the plants in the garden. But even so, I do hear the siren song of pumpkins and soup weather. So I took an afternoon to play around with an idea I’ve had...

Rub on Transfer Candle Holder

This is a quick, little craft that can really elevate your plain glass candle holders.  Get a sheet of rub on transfers and a glass and go to town decorating the holder. I got all of mine from the dollar store so this makes for a very cheap craft as well. I...
Cross Stitch: SF Swear Words

Cross Stitch: SF Swear Words

  I’m a word nerd and a science fiction geek.  I also love to swear.  Like, really fucking love to curse. My swearing is sometimes a problem (like when my children started dropping f-bombs as toddlers).  But mostly swearing offers me a...

Flower Crown

It feels, sometimes, like no book is done until it is actually at the printers. February saw me having to go through not only copyedits for The Natural Home Wheel of the Year but having to take extra photos to help the editors understand how some of the crafts come...
Body of a Goddess

Body of a Goddess

I’ve been quieter than usual on this blog because I’ve been participating in NaNoWriMo this month.  Of course because I am me and I can’t do anything the way it is supposed to be done, I’m working on a non-fiction book rather than a...
She’s Got It, Yeah, Baby, She’s Got It!

She’s Got It, Yeah, Baby, She’s Got It!

On the bulletin board behind me is a pin I bought years ago at a Worldcon.  It reads: “I have the body of a goddess—the Venus of Willendorf.”  A guy friend who was with me at the time said, “roach, you aren’t fat.”  While I appreciated...