Category Archives: Projects

Projects in the works

So I’ve been putting together christmas gift tags,  cards and other paper goods to sell at another store I’ve put up.  The idea is to come up with tags that are economical and yet worth using to dress up your … Continue reading

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Autumn leaves

During my first autumn in New York in 2000, I had a lot of time to kill as I was still processing my papers to become a legal resident here.  I had taken to collecting freshly fallen leaves in different colors.  The … Continue reading

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Early Monday, Late Night Sunday

It IS officially Monday already as my computer clock reads 12:45am.  I really should be making sure the little tyke’s bookbag is all set and ready for school tomorrow and I have my various bead organizers on my feet for … Continue reading

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Sewing buttons tonight

I love to raid the clearance racks at upscale boutiques and jump up and down for joy when I find a literal steal at 80-90% off.  I don’t know if that’s more of being “cheap” (!) or just being practical. … Continue reading

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Digging through the Bead Sale

I often find myself losing track of time whenever I am in a bead store. It’s not because of the huge selections because despite the rows and rows of offerings, I have narrowed down the stores by specialization and as … Continue reading

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All ETSY’ed

I’ve been spending a lot of time on ETSY trying to put up a shop.  Ambitious, indeed!  So I’ve been here, there and everywhere — and trying to come up with something special which I hope to sell soon.  It’s just … Continue reading

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Stories behind the Charms

One of the first things I attempted to create from odds and ends in my stash of findings and charms and broken accessories was this charm bracelet which I had set out to be a “DINNA” bracelet.  The primary inspiration … Continue reading

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Between stitches

I like the idea of staying home on weekends except that it means that “Dinna’s Diner” is open all day.  I remember how I used to loathe the thought of whipping up breakfast, cleaning up and then getting on with … Continue reading

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Back to knitting

Around 3 years ago, I chanced upon this “fancy yarn” that was in the dollar bin in Target.  I always look at balls of yarn a different way, thinking of the possibility of what I can do with it given … Continue reading

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