In celebration of dirt under my nails

In February of 1992, I moved out of an apartment I’d been sharing for just 6 months with a virtual stranger who was both a terrible slob and a food thief, into my own one-bedroom apartment that was mine! All mine! I lived there quite delightedly for two and a half more years, until I…

The End of the Masquerade

Today was a great day in Kristie Crafting History, because the masks above are the last 23 I’m making, to make an even 100. When I embarked on mask-making, I never imagined I’d make so many, but the need is there, unfortunately. The top one is for a worker at Costco (the next time I…

TYoC: Where does the time go?

So I am shocked to see that it’s been 2 weeks (plus 2 days, but who’s counting?) since I last posted, which is weird because I’ve been thinking about it literally every day. I guess I just haven’t sat down to do it, but today, my shoulder’s bugging me, which meant an afternoon with my…

TYoC: Bread

So mask production has continued apace. I finally got around to making some for my own family and myself, and have a few more waiting to be sewn, and still others waiting to be cut out. It would be fair to say that I’m well over sewing masks (I’ve made 48 so far, and have…

TYoC: Creating in Quarantine

As I titled this post, I had to shake my head about how I had decided this was going to be my year of creation, and the world decided it was going to be the year of Covid-19. On the one hand, I’m home plenty, and theoretically could be creating a whole lot of things;…

TYoC: More excited about chair rail than is seemly

So my chair rail arrived the other day, and I opened it up yesterday. Brought the box right into the house and THEN remembered I wasn’t doing that in the Plague Era, so proceeded to wipe down everything I took out of the box with one (and only 1–gotta ration them!) Clorox wipe, plus everything…

TYoC: Trying to Keep Busy

Yesterday, I decided to try to keep busy to keep my general dread at arm’s length. I spent some time out in the yard, hula-hoeing the entire back yard, which had started sprouting again after our recent rain, deadheading my daisies and sprinkling the seeds amongst the ice plants out front, pulling some weeds, and…

TYoC: The Coronapocalypse and Some Dollhouse Progress

It’s been a weird time, to say the least, and the repetitive, because I know we’re all feeling it. As a stay-at-home dog butler and housewife, my best days are when I don’t have to be running around to appointments and errands and can just stay home and get things done here. But the weirdness…