A Maker

What I make when I’m not in the studio making things…

Long before Etsy and Rene­gade Craft Fairs made craft­ing cool I was a mak­er (Think Deb in Napoleon Dyna­mite sell­ing her jew­el­ry and key chains door-to-door). For as far back as I can remem­ber, my favorite aisle in the toy store was the long line of craft kits. And I was thrilled by an after­noon spent with a wid­ow from the church glu­ing sea shells to ter­ra-cot­ta pots. Pot hold­ers, friend­ship pins, Christ­mas orna­ments, “wrapped” coat hang­ers, jams (from the Ocean Pacif­ic days), and any­thing else I could make with my hands filled my child­hood.

Things are still much the same, but luck­i­ly for the recip­i­ents of my hand­i­work, the sophis­ti­ca­tion lev­el has got­ten a lit­tle bet­ter (most of the time!).

A few of the things I made recently while I was cold/snow bound…






(Yes, I know it is hard to see since it is cam­ou­flaged with the cab­i­net, but that is indeed a TV cozy. That would be the “most­ly” part on the sophis­ti­ca­tion lev­el)

Extra points if you can iden­ti­fy the oth­er art in the pho­tos!


  1. Erin McGrane January 10, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    love this! you are tru­ly mul­ti-tal­ent­ed and thank you for shar­ing. 😀

  2. blj January 10, 2014 at 11:10 pm #

    Very nice! You should have tak­en a pic­ture of the scarf you made for me. Love it!

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