Dusting Off The Blog A Bit

Follow the story and I will tie it together at the end!

I received a beautiful handmade card for Christmas from a Fiskateer friend.  Since the closing of Fiskars' social community we rarely stay in touch so this card means a lot to me.  One thing he hoped for me was that I was still crafting.

I have been away from my blog for a little over a year.  Honestly, I had/have "blog burn out."  It is a lot of work to create a crafty blog post...writing, taking and editing photos, products, editing, online events, promotions and getting the word out.

Now I have another grandchild.  Our first little boy:  MJ.  I spend a lot of time "making memories" for me and for all my grandchildren.  I hang out with my grandchildren at music, (now violin) ballet, tap, recitals, performances, museums and many other adventures.
 Little's Brother MJ
Knowing some of you I can hear "...and what's new?"  LOL  I know I seem as though I am always busy.  Maybe I am to one degree or another.

After the last 12 Days of Home for the Holidays I made a choice to cut back with online presence.  My presence with my family is most important to me. I am blessed with 4 beautiful children, 3 awesome in-law children, and 6 grandchildren.  
2015 December Daily 
I'm almost finished
So why this blog post?

I want to answer Don's inquiry.  Yes, I do craft...a lot.  I scrapbook, work on yard art type projects and I am learning new and exciting art forms and new techniques for the things I already do.   Something the Fiskateer community taught me to strive for. 

I would love to have you come on this journey with me.  I don't know how often I will share.  My unofficial goal is once a week.  With everything out there on the net that is crafty this is more than enough.

  I made 40 light-up snowmen for my grandchildren to give as gifts to their dance friends and for a party with Santa.  
These were a lot of fun to make.

I created 48 boxes and 48 hand made pom-poms  for two advent calendars for the grands.  
This little tool for the boxes was a life saver.  

Until next time .... 

Happy Crafting



  1. Hey...I remember you! lol You know I keep up with you on facebook but I'm really happy to see a new blog post from you! You have been missed! I love your beautiful pom poms! I look forward to more posts! :o)

    1. Thank you Nancy. After 48 pom poms my arms were so sore. LOL

  2. Wow, just reading about your craft projects made me tired!! Welcome back and it's wonderful to hear that you've been continuing to craft, but also balancing with your family life. Family is the most important thing and I admire you for re-centering yourself. Once a week, or once a month...we'll be happy to hear from you!

  3. I say a blog doesnt have to be all shiny and polished. But that said, i understand the time it takes. I havent been visiting many blogs for a few years (after a big puter crash) i lost my blog roll. I am trying to find some that i truly love again. Good luck with yours. And i too, was one of the lucky ones and received a card from Don! He does wonderful work and makes so many of them.

    1. Patty it is good to hear from you. Don is a gem.

  4. So glad to see your post!! I knew you were still crafting with the grands and BTW Great idea!!! Love your creations. Congrats on the little one!!

    1. Thanks Connie. I still read your coming and goings. Your art continues to amaze me.


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