I love to craft and do things with my hands. My husband frequently tells me he never thought he'd spend so much time at craft supply stores. Anyway, these are some things I make when I have spare time.

'Dad'isms

This is a new passion project I've recently started work on. My dad was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer when I was 16. At the peak of my teenage angst, it became a very real possibility that I could lose him. Suddenly, all of his cheesy pieces of advice weren't as annoying to me anymore - instead they were valuable. It's been seven years since his initial diagnosis and we're blessed that he's still with us; now I take any chance I have to get his advice. He's got loads of wisdom to offer, and I want to make sure I remember all of his 'dad'isms. 

For this project I've been learning how to lino cut. I love the imperfection and personality each stamp has. I think it adds an analog, personal touch to an already personal project. 

Click each image below for a brief explanation of the phrase.

Digital

An assortment of random things like portraits of friends, Harry Styles lyrics that were stuck in my head, and cards for any and all occasions to my husband. 

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Quarantine Projects

During quarantine I taught myself how to embroider and cross stitch. I've finished two projects so far and have more in the works. I also convinced my husband to paint along with Bob Ross a few times - he loved it. 

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