Archive for June, 2012

A year and a half ago I launched a year-long creative project, 52 Pillows, where I committed to creating a new pillow every week for a year with the intention of elevating myself out of surviving and into thriving. I wanted to transform my life through creativity, to not be bogged down by my circumstances, to “bring myself back to life!” 

I didn’t make it even halfway through my project before I started seeing big results. Little did I know when I started what my circumstances would be, the kind of creativity, nor the type of transformation my life would undergo!…

In the past year and a half, I found out I was pregnant and welcomed our baby girl into the world. She is now almost 10 months old. Creating another person was a serious, full-time creative project in itself! And I never felt so alive as when I gave birth to our daughter. Along with my beautiful baby have come months of sleep deprivation. Even now my daughter rarely sleeps more than 2 hours at a time, day or night. Admittedly, I have plenty of days where I don’t handle things well or rise above my circumstances, but overall I feel I’m doing really well, all things considered. So even though my transformation doesn’t look the way I expected or anticipated, the results so far are thrilling. And who knows what might happen as I continue my project!…

Pillow #21 has taken me 5 months to finish. Things just don’t get done as often or as quickly with a baby in the house! I’ve enjoyed having a creative project to look forward to working on, especially on those really challenging parenting days. And what an accomplishment it feels like to have finally finished it!… For #21 I used a JoAnn Fabrics free pattern I picked up last year. (I’ve included the instructions at the bottom of this post if you want to try it yourself.) I was happy to find a use for scraps from favorite projects and had a lot of fun putting this pillow together.

Who knows how long it will take to get to Pillow #22. I’m not ready to commit to a weekly creation yet, but I do have 2 more pillow projects in the wings I’m looking forward to starting.

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‘Fathers Day: Chef’s Kitchen’ by romyandclare

Cheers to all the Dad’s who cook!!


Detailed Cow Butcher Diagram…

$25.00

Food and Wine cooking drinki…

$15.00

Eat: Kitchen Wall Art, Print…

$15.00

Mens Oven mitt set in Chocol…

$24.95

Solid Oak Chopping Block / C…

$189.00

Fat Chef Kitchen Cooker Time…

$12.00

Custom Spice Kit – choose 16…

$39.95

Large French Rolling Pin (Ma…

$25.00

Kitchen Towels. Tea Towels. …

$29.00

Wood Measuring Spoon Set – B…

$60.00

Mid Century Enamel Pan

$10.00

SALE Camo Camoflauge Apron U…

$24.00

Vintage Cottage Chic Bright …

$30.00

Art Print Interior Kitchen G…

$20.00

square SALT and PEPPER cella…

$48.00

Food and Wine art prints set…

$55.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio

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‘Fun Gift Ideas for Dad!’ by CanDoStitching

Great finds from lots of creative people! Look around, there is surely the perfect gift for your dad!


The Meanie – Outdoors Man Cr…

$14.00

DAD Gift Tag GRILL Master ce…

$4.00

Look UP for Direction PRINT …

$18.00

Men or Women Grilling Apron …

$27.00

Number 1 Dad – Textured Hand…

$10.00

Mens Fingerless Gloves, blac…

$29.00

State of Washington Dust Pan…

$15.00

SALE – Handmade Bottle Gift …

$6.00

4X6 Oil Painting Print Holdi…

$2.95

Mens Oven mitt set in Chocol…

$24.95

Camera Strap Cover with Secu…

$22.50

Dad Coasters, Set of 4, Read…

$18.00

Handmade Handbuilt Ceramic S…

$20.00

Men’s Soap / Cold Proces…

$6.50

Vintage Dad (any year) – Whi…

$28.75

Tool Man Pillow Case for Dad

$23.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio

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