I recently went entirely mad, and it was the absolute best. Although the wedding may not be until March, it made the most sense to have my hometown bridal shower a little early. I’ve been madly in love with Alice in Wonderland as long as I can remember, and my very crafty mother, Susan, and her best friend/my ‘second’ mother, Tracy, went … Keep reading…

View Post

An evening spent dancing is great, but I much prefer a little DIY. Let’s meet up this Thursday after work for snacking and crafting! I’ll be one of the featured bloggers at Schnarr’s Hardware‘s Ladies’ Night on April 30, and if you’re in St. Louis, you should stop by! Door prizes, munchies, discounts, tutorials… Yeah, it’s going to be great. Schnarr’s asked … Keep reading…

View Post

Between the new job, the wedding, and the house hunt, I’ve been falling behind in…well…everything else. I did remember to mail my taxes, though, so hooray for that. (Thanks for the reminder texts, Mom.) Midst the madness, I’ve been itching for some craft time. After all, it has been months since I glued my hand to a project. That’s why I was … Keep reading…

View Post

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…

View Post

Much like sweets tables, personalized hangers, and mason jar everything, bridesmaid boxes appear to be a wedding trend created for and blown up by Pinterest. The rest of the interest has porn and cat videos, but Pinterest has compulsively re-pinned images of “easy” bridal tutorials and other nuptial-related must-haves you should “pin now, read later.” I say that like I don’t eat it … Keep reading…

View Post