Around the House, Current Projects

Adventures in Cake Making

Mark's sister got married this summer at their parent's cottage and it was beautiful. It was a small wedding and everything except dinner was done by the bride and groom and their friends and family (including the bride's gorgeous dress - which she made). Despite a thunderstorm during the ceremony (which I think made it… Continue reading Adventures in Cake Making

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Current Projects, Videos

Crocheting from Scratch

Recently, I've had the opportunity to teach some people how to crochet from scratch. I think the best way to learn how to crochet is to find someone who is willing to sit down and show you how. (My Grandma taught me how to crochet when I was little!) I recognize, however, that isn't something… Continue reading Crocheting from Scratch

Current Projects, Geekery

It Could Make the Kessel Run in 12 Parsecs

Yes, this ship could totally make the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs. First of all, yes, I realize that a parsec is a unit of distance (3.26 light years) and not a unit of time. (But it makes for a great opening line while teaching my students about astronomical distance.) So, technically, Han is boasting… Continue reading It Could Make the Kessel Run in 12 Parsecs

Current Projects, Free Patterns

(Crochet) Maple Leaf Forever

Well, Canada Day is right around the corner. This Canada Day, of course, is special because it's 150 years since confederation. If you'd rather not say "Happy 150th, Canada!" (because age is just a number after all) you can always go with "Happy Sesquicentennial, Canada!", because silly words are more fun to say. My Dad… Continue reading (Crochet) Maple Leaf Forever