Checking in…

Hi there.  Remember me?  I know it’s been ages (June!) since my last crafty post (I promise I’ll be back), but I’ve had a very busy summer taking care of dogs (my other passion, next to crafts). AND while I enjoy a thematic series of posts as much as the next guy, I fried myself a bit with my daily projects/posts back in May and needed a breather.

Despite my lack of daily posts, I’ve been busy crafting and creating and organizing and walking dogs and playing with dogs and … ;-).  It’s been a fantastic summer, but now I want to get back to a regular posting schedule (not necessarily every day) and share my creations with you.

Here are a few of the things I did to pass the summer away:

celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary.


took care of lots of doggies (yea!!!)

butch rules

celebrated summer birthdays with outdoor jenga.  Lots of fun.

Giant Jenga








won a giveaway from Andi at  If you like hand painted and dyed wool, this is the place to go.









made a reversible, adjustable apron for my father-in-law for Father’s Day.

geneapronApron Side 2Apron Side 1








celebrated the 4th and made bow ties for dogs.  It took longer to take the picture than it did to make the bows!

Happy Independence Day2Bow Tie








took photos everyday using the Collect App.

july in picturesJune in pictures















made myself a new planner (eek!).  More posts to come about this projects.  I am loving this new design.

my planner









made neck coolers for the dogs.  For several weeks this summer we experienced several triple digit days in a row.  When I woke up one morning at 5am and it was already 70 degrees, I knew it was time to wrap these babies around my babies.

Neck CoolerNeck Cooler on Mindy









made a bead drying rack.  I have discovered the “pandora style” bead and am anxious to share my progress with you.  Excitement coming soon!!!

bead drying rack








made a gelli plate for mono printing.  I’ve wanted a gelli plate for some time, but they’re pricey, so I made one.  It works great for a fraction of a fraction of the cost.  I’ll share more in the weeks and months to come.

gelli plate








worked on knitting projects (with a little help from my friends)

Butch yarn








Hope you’ve had a wonderful summer.

Stay tuned for more…







It’s been so much fun playing with all my friends, but now I need a nap.


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1 Response to Checking in…

  1. Pam Robertson says:

    Missed you, glad you will be back!

I look forward to your thoughts

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