Project Catch Up – Coloring

So, I was very late to the “adult coloring” bandwagon because I hate coloring with colored pencils and the markers were kind of cost prohibitive. But I found a cheap alternative in Sharpies and am now a full blown convert. I’ve even joined a meetup group hosted by the nicest organizer.IMG_20170902_143744IMG_20171230_125621


Project Catch Up – Alterations

I don’t do a lot of clothes sewing anymore (one day!) but I got this great jacket for free from my last job but it was about 1.5 sizes too big for me so I altered the sides and arms to fit me better. I removed the company logo and added a Betan Astronomical Survey patch on it. I’d gotten the patch from a sci fi convention years ago and dusted it off to put on this jacket.


Project Catch Up – Owl Quilt

Due to going to back to school, I’ve not been keeping up with my craft projects. And once school started, my crafting took a nosedive as well. But here’s a catch up post of some of the projects I’ve completed in the meantime.

Hogwarts Owl quilt for a baby shower back in July. I put the blanket into a cage with a picture of a similar looking owl in it and made a tag for Eeylops Owl Emporium.


Mountains meet the Ocean Shoes

Loved the marker shoes project so much I made another pair with a friend. This time, a mis-matched color scheme which has since drawn a lot of comments from strangers. I had no idea they’d become a conversation starter! I’ve had fun proselytizing about the ease and absolute joy in the end results. I have another pair that have a light blue base that I’m going to work on next – I am definitely obsessed.



I enjoy going to the ever popular “paint nites” with friends but usually, the paintings aren’t quite what I’d like to paint or I do a terrible job on them. This time, however, I managed to make a pretty cute painting, something I consider good enough to put up on the wall. The class was held at Arte in Wauwatosa, WI and their art space was pretty cute. I would do it again if I saw a painting I liked. Behold: Chik-ken!