To those who were impressed by eleven dresses


Creations

Dear people, Thanks for your empathy, advice, and kind words. To all who were unduly impressed by the eleven dresses: I have a confession to make. They were T-shirt dresses. Four or five seams each. So I just didn’t want you to think I was that good. Love, Shari

May 13, 2016

DIY: Square cushion corners


Creations, Something from nothing

Confession: I used to think that I was good at finishing projects. When my friends said “I have GOT to get some of my current projects dug out of my closet and finished before I start anything else,” I just smiled. Aww. Poor chicks. [cough] Two years ago I moved to a fixer-upper and did […]

March 18, 2014

How to make a fabric purse


Creations, Something from nothing

One of the joys of attending Family Week at SMBI was agreeing to organize a craft class for all the children ages 6-12. Ryan and I spent considerable time planning and preparing, then he took charge of the boys (18 of them) and I of the girls (28!). For one hour each day, four different […]

August 12, 2013

Ladybug craft


Creations, Something from nothing

Confession: I think housecleaning is a waste of time. I have several friends and family members who really enjoy it, and I cannot tell you how much I admire them. I wish I could get inside their minds for just a bit and see what they’re thinking about while they do it. There’s a trick there […]

June 17, 2013

Black belt loops and baloney


Creations

Confession: The dress pants I bought for my son Aarick at Walmart, though perfect in size, style, and color, lacked a crucial feature requiring Post-Market Modification. I bought them knowing this. But it still took me right up until an-hour-before-his-school’s-spring-program to get down to business and modify them… No belt loops. I could not find […]

April 24, 2013

Denim redemption


Creations, Something from nothing

Confession: My boys go through blue jeans like most people go through Kleenex. Before I was a mom, I thought denim was one of the more durable fabrics. I am rethinking this. I’m considering starting a new trend: patches on knees. I’m not sure it would go over well, but it would be worth a […]

February 20, 2013