Category Archives: Crafty

Nesting *and* Flying the Coop

I have been neglecting my writing in favor of some VIP nesting…my sister and her family have just moved from Iowa City to Ann Arbor so her husband can work with Mike on our new farm endeavor. They have two … Continue reading

Posted in Crafty, Funstuff, The Writing Life, Writing Craft | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Favorite Things Friday: Quilts!

I have always been a blanket hound. When I was little, my mom sewed us blankets that were corduroy on one side and colorful polyester on the other. They were edged with silky binding, which I loved to finger as … Continue reading

Posted in Crafty, Favorite Things Friday | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Gorilla Marketing

I like to make things when my books come out — a kind of stress-relieving, countdown activity. And I also like to send my publishing team little gifts at relevant times of year. Since Potty Animals was coming out right … Continue reading

Posted in Crafty, Funstuff, My News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ask Mr. Owl

I made another Artful Bird. This one was on request for my son, Max. I finished it in time for his birthday, but it nearly did me in! I have a hard time reading directions sometimes…once I think I’ve “got” it, … Continue reading

Posted in Crafty, Funstuff, My News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment