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Rebecca Stockdill, Rhode Island Mussel, gouache on paper, 2016

Paint Lab – Week 7 – Up Close

This week’s lab was all about zooming in and getting big.  We were encouraged to take a very small object and paint …

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Daffodil Days

Daffodil Days at Blithewold Mansion

As I write this post, it is chilly and pouring rain outside — a typical spring day in New England.  I have …

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Upcycled Cashmere Sweater

How To Make a Cute Shrug From an Upcycled Sweater

This adorable bolero-style felted shrug began its life as one of my husband’s cashmere-wool sweaters.  After an unfortunate run-in with a naughty …

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Spring Daffodil

Spring Gardening in Rhode Island – Fun With Early Veggies

If you’ve been watching the news, you know that those of us in Rhode Island have had our fair share of rain …

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Our Bouquet

Kid Kanzashi – Guess What We Used To Make These Flowers

OK, what did you guess?  I bet you didn’t guess baby wipes!  That’s right, these flowers are actually made from dried out …

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