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Shake your bones

  A quick recap from this weekend’s Sugar Skull Making Workshop at SCRAP- We had super laid back afternoon making cool calaveras in the back room.  I loved seeing what folks put together using materials they found at the store, really creative use of recycled goods.   Looking forward to our workshop this weekend making […]

a Litany of Crimes

Oh man the Portland Mini Maker Faire at OMSI was so much fun, I’m only just beginning to recover, that and my bail money finally came through.  The number of cool things to see and do was astounding from indie computer games, 3-D printed toys, the 30 foot trebuchet, fractal designed copper furniture and chocolates […]

You’re the Yarn Bomb

Because you are so cool, because you brave the weather to come out to book signings and liquor infused craft nights, because you wouldn’t let me leave the house with my slip showing, purse that didn’t match my shoes or a good alibi- I’ve made you a gift, and one for you, and you and you. […]

%*#$ is About to Get Real

Oh man, I thought with summer winding down the Criminal Crafts hi-jinks would be coming to an end, not so my friends, not so.  The calendar is getting stuffed with devious fun workshops, cool give-aways, dangerous craft offs and Portland’s very first Mini Maker Faire.  I’m so excited I could spit, but it isn’t very lady like […]

Vegas Baby-Part Two

As promised, I couldn’t “do” Vegas in one post, there was just too much to see and really, The Mob Museum was so awesome, it deserved it’s own post. It might not sound true to character, but I’m not a huge fan of the strip so I made the requisite trek pretty short.  Everything there […]

Visit to The Mob Museum-Criminal Crafts Does Vegas- Part One

  The best mobster stories take at least two volumes to tell, three if you include flashbacks, cooking advice and a couple generations of offspring added to the family drama.  My Vegas tale isn’t quite as epic, but needs at least two posts to do it any justice.  And when we’re talking about justice, The […]

Facinators, you wear them on your head

Well summer is in full swing, it’s wedding and horse racing season which means two things, classy ladies are going on Champagne benders and sticking silly things on their heads while running willy nilly to the finish line. With these parameters, I of course refuse to be left out, and had to put my own twist on the […]

Spy Glasses for Grown-ups A Tutorial

I’ve crafted up some stylish glasses with custom fit wing mirrors so I can look ahead of me and see who’s checking out my ample assets in the back.

Mommy Dearest

Since the publication of Criminal Crafts, I’ve been in a bit of hot water with my mom. This is nothing new.  The current bee in her very antique, threadbare bonnet is over how I portrayed her in my book. Now she’s calling at 3 a.m. ranting about “character defamation”  and hinting that my exaggerations are the basis for […]

Put Your Parole Officer on Speed Dial, it’s Time for Criminal Crafting

This past week has been a whirlwind tour of fun and mayhem with two fiendishly lovely kick off parties for the Criminal Crafts book at Bridge City Comics and the Someday Lounge.  I’m new to this whole game, but I’m beginning to catch on to some of the rules of author signings and being interviewed […]

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