The rewards of teaching

Last month I taught my very first in person crochet class.  Speaking in public has been something I've enjoyed in school and work, but I've never really considered myself a teacher. I still feel fluttery and excited when I think that I actually transmitted something I know to other people. I spent an afternoon teaching… Continue reading The rewards of teaching


Designing for Darby Smart

I'm excited to share with you that I was accepted as a designer for Darby Smart. What this means is that I'll be designing crafting kits that may later be available for purchase through darbysmart.com. I ordered some materials: vibrant geode fabrics, soft t-shirt yarn and an embroidery stencil that are on the way right… Continue reading Designing for Darby Smart

Crafts, Techie

Sculpey: Portal Turret

And now for another sculpey experiment: those pesky little turrets from Portal. These were seriously my favorite part of the game and months after finishing portal I still enjoying quoting the little turrets at random.   The biggest challenge with this figurine was making the little legs and figuring out how to bake them in the… Continue reading Sculpey: Portal Turret