Renewed Upon a Dream
My blog is about my efforts in renewing my environment in my home. I do this through various crafts, furniture builds, refinishes, and arrangements. I have a long never ending list of DIY projects to keep myself occupied!
Crocheted Granny Square Afghan for our Queen Bed
- Published on Friday, 17 May 2013
Authors: Sarah CrawfordIt's Friday, but I'm off work today! This is the first "vacation" day I've had in 2013. And it's not really a vacation day because I'm pretty much just making up time off from all the extra hours I worked earlier this week going to Chicago for some training. But it's GLORIOUS! Nothing to do today...
What's Up With Me Lately?
- Published on Thursday, 16 May 2013
Authors: Sarah CrawfordMaybe you've noticed, I haven't been blogging as much as I used to. Time, you know? It's just so stinkin' limited around here. Mostly because I work 3 jobs - 1 full time, 1 part time, & 1 bookbinding business & I have a medical resident-husband (meaning, I have a 4th job as homemaker too). ...
Testimonials For My Handbound Books
- Published on Tuesday, 07 May 2013
Authors: Sarah CrawfordIt had been a while since I last checked my reviews on Etsy. For some reason I'm always scared to look... you know, what if one of my packages was destroyed by the USPS and the receiver got it all mangled & took it out on my review sheet? I know, this is probably an unreasonable fear, but still, I hold my...
Open Spaces, Letting it be, What I'm Learning About Waiting
- Published on Monday, 29 April 2013
Authors: Sarah CrawfordUsually, when I move to a new home (which has happened a LOT of times in the past 9 years since I graduated from college) I want to get everything unpacked, put away, & up on the walls within the first 24 hours of being there. I'm a JOY to move with.......
I always want to fix things. I've never owned a home,...
April Series: Spring Cleaning- Kitchen
- Published on Thursday, 25 April 2013
Authors: Sarah CrawfordI'm so glad that April is almost over! The weather has been not fun (it SNOWED yesterday) and I haven't gotten to see my husband much (dang NICU!) Plus, I must admit I'm getting tired of cleaning every day. I don't know if the method I chose this year for spring cleaning- deep cleaning one room per week...
Crocheted Kitchen Scrubbies
- Published on Friday, 19 April 2013
Authors: Sarah CrawfordI don't know about you, but I wash all of my pots & pans, knives, and wine glasses by hand. I have a dishwasher, but I find it's best to wash these specific things by hand. So I'm doing dishes unusually about twice a day. I always used to use a sponge to do this, but I was having to replace it all the...
April Series: Spring Cleaning- Living Room
- Published on Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Authors: Sarah CrawfordThis month I'm doing a series on spring cleaning. Who doesn't like cleaning right? Um.... me, I don't like cleaning. But I dislike a dirty gross home even more, so I do what I gotta do :)
For my spring cleaning this year, I'm focusing on one room or area of the house per week, so that I don't have to spend...
My Favorite Crocheted Kitchen Dishcloths! Great Mother's Day Gift
- Published on Friday, 12 April 2013
Authors: Sarah CrawfordI'm so excited to show you guys these! Who knew I could get this excited about a dishcloth? But it's easy to get excited about them when they turn out looking like this:
And like this
Aren't they the most fun dishcloths ever? I had planned on making just two of these, the purple & green ones, but I...
April Series: Spring Cleaning- Bathrooms
- Published on Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Authors: Sarah CrawfordAfter cleaning the big, purge-intensive master bedroom last week, I wanted something a little easier this week. So I'm going with the bathrooms.
Bathrooms, to me, are not super fun to clean, but they aren't super hard. I normally clean each of my two bathrooms every other week, one then the other. Back...
Introducing Ribbon Bound Albums!
- Published on Monday, 08 April 2013
Authors: Sarah CrawfordI've been dreaming these up for a few months, and I'm so excited to finally be able to announce that they are ready & in my shop for purchase! This is a brand new collection of albums, bound with ribbon, that are available in 3 different sizes. I have several made, ready to send out, and I'm also offering...