Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Thursday, October 1, 2009

is there any such thing as "too much fun"?

So this is how my crazy brain works sometimes, and why I enjoy blogging. Way back, last year, when I first started reading a handful of blogs, I enjoyed Sugar City Journal. It reminded me of the days when I was raising small children. A few weeks ago, I read this.

It reminded me of one of our favorite books, illustrated by one of my very favorite artists, Trina Schart Hyman. See our much loved copy, above. I do recall at least one Halloween red riding hood...

Then I saw this beautiful photo over on m. heart's blog.

And I've been wanting to try this tote trick over at Betz White's blog.

And because I am a bit obsessed with birch trees, I came up with my new Little Red Riding Hood tote. 
I had a weary canvas tote. I had already mended the bottom seam and replaced the handles. So, I tried Betz's tutorial and it was a snap! 

Here's a shout out to all the creative, thoughtful, inspirational folks I have found in this blog world!
And some of you wanted to know what was going on with the secret gift. My frog loving buddy Liz's birthday is today, so I made her these napkins and dish towels from some fun fabric I had in my stash.

Sometimes she lets me go over to her house when she's at work and play with her sweet pooch, Buddy. She may come home one day and find him missing. If I take him across state lines to VT, would that be considered a felony? :-)


  1. In my opinion, being arrested would totally be worth a few hours with the Budster. : )
    You're so crafty, marm!

  2. I love your birches tote! What fabulous fabric. Thank you for the shout-out!

  3. Oooooh - Love those Napkins! they'd add a bright spot to any cloudy day! (It's raining here now - can you tell?)

  4. Thanks, all.

    G-I agree @ the Budster

    m.-I just love your blog

    D-miss you!