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a room of one’s own

It’s a new year, and I’ve been culling like a mad woman. I donated two carloads of stuff to the thrift store, and I have another trunkful of garage sale items just waiting to be dropped off. Much of the purging has been an effort to move our guest room away from a place to […]

shut up, Jacquelyn Michard

In this month’s Real Simple, there’s an article titled “Confessions of a Former Crafter,” in which author Jacquelyn Michard asserts that crafting is a stupid, useless waste of time. She writes, “As I see it, that’s the work of someone young enough to be forgiven, old enough to be forgiven or with way, way too […]

look out, sylvia plath

A Lesson: The essential patent-leather heels Turn a mess into a masterpiece The miserable fault-finder hasn’t been used in over a year Have a change of heart? Don’t worry We still wear the pants when it counts OK, so I didn’t write those words so much as arrange them during a crafty poetry cut-out night […]

button, button who’s got the button?

I really like vintage buttons, and over time, I’ve collected two jars full of buttons just waiting to be made into something fabulous. I’ve created button-fruit napkins ala Martha. I’ve tried (unsuccessfully) to make button jewelry. I’ve done button-covered picture frames. And none of those projects even made a dent in my button stash. My […]