There’s a reason this blog is called “Confessions of a Craft Addict.” Yes, I’m quite the crafty babe but I’m also the first person to confess my less-than-stellar moments. Like this one: I typically use my weekday off from work to catch up on household chores and errands. Today, that meant a trip to Home Depot (among other locations) to pick up a rain spout extension. Exciting stuff, right? On my way to the store, I decided I’d pick up… Read more »

Oh my gosh, I wrote a book. I wrote a book and people can buy it. Are buying it. And now sewing from it. I think reality is finally setting in. Until now, my book has pretty much only been seen by my family at Stash Books/C&T Publishing, my actual family, a few friends and about 70 people who received a copy at Market. But now it’s out there. For just anyone. Everyone. Oh. My. Gosh. There are times I’ve… Read more »

I was tempted to create a new category for this entry: DIY Fail. But I didn’t. Not because everything worked out but because I tried — really, truly, blood-and-guts tried — and it didn’t work out, so that’s really not a fail. Right? My car died the other night. Twice. The first time, we — meaning me, Honey and G — replaced the battery and everything was just peachy. The second time there was no resuscitating the car. A quick… Read more »

Hungry yet? LOL! So much fun to make and package up these cupcakes for the bake sale. I found these cute individual cupcake boxes at Party City; they’re made by Wilton and I’m sure can be found other places, too. I tend to have tulle on hand (wonder why? ha ha ), so I used some to pretty up the boxes a bit. The labels I made on the computer and cut out with my favorite ginormous circle punch, then… Read more »

As much fun as I’ve had with the red plaid Cardiff pants, I was itching to do a less conservative pair. I think I accomplished that with these pants. Both fabrics are from Joann’s and part of the fall juvenile apparel line. They are a heavier weight cotton, more of a twill than a quilting cotton but not quite that heavy. They’re just the right weight, though, to hold those pleats nice and crisp. I made these before my minor… Read more »

I am attempting to fix the design issues with my blog. At any moment, I may give up and throw the old, messed up one back on. Thanks for your patience. ETA: I’m done tinkering for the moment. If someone with IE could leave a comment or email me (mac at flourishes dot com) to let me know if thinks look OK or still look wonky, I’d appreciate it. 🙂 ETAA: Apparently the IE issue remains unsolved. Short of begging… Read more »

The first part of my Independence Day was again spent in the middle of Atlanta, watching my son and 54,999 others take part in the annual Peachtree Road Race 10K. It’s really a great race to run, as well as watch. I have only participated twice; the distance and course are just a little more than my left knee can handle, so I’ve become a cheerleader instead. That’s my boy up there on the left, after we met up at… Read more »

I’m on Honey’s laptop tonight and finally got a chance to see what my blog looks like in IE. Oh. My. Bob. “Hot mess” doesn’t even begin to cover it. Y’all, I’m sooooooo sorry. As soon as I can get the last of these customs sewn and out the door, I’ll get this messed up. In the meantime, if you download Firefox, it will look much, much better in the interim. And, of course, there’s always this: