I’ve loved craft classes as long as I can remember. Since I always took creating so seriously, my mom used to call the hosts of adults art classes to get me in when I was a kid. From basket making to glass fusion, her support of my creativity set me up for a lifelong passion for making. But there are so many … Keep reading…

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When I mention to friends I am working on a craft project, one of the most common responses is, “I wish I knew how to do that!” (Spoiler alert: about half of mine don’t turn out right. Ha!) If you don’t think you’re particularly arts-and-crafts ready, a class might be the right choice. Having an expert around can keep everything on track — … Keep reading…

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I’ve had a big year so far: Besides the major stuff like marriage and kicking cancer’s ass, I was on the news in a handful of countries. I posed in a bikini. Marc Jacobs liked one of my Instagram posts. I ate alligator. Oh, and I made my own soap. Not to be braggy, but… you guys, I think I can do … Keep reading…

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While sitting at a particularly long stoplight after trying my hand at leatherwork, I started thinking about what I would say if someone complimented my new handbag. “I like your bag,” they’d say. “Oh, thanks, I made it!” I would cheerfully reply. “You do leatherwork?” they would inquisitively ask. “I dabble in it.” Ooooooooooooooh, that’s why it’s called Dabble. Now I get … Keep reading…

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