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Welcome! I’m Autumn and I believe a little creativity can bring peace and comfort into our busy lives. One of the best ways to calm your mind is to use your hands to make something (anything!). My site is full of projects and recipes YOU can make on your own or as a way to connect with your friends, kids, or grandkids. Take a look around and see what you can make today.
No one has time for projects that fail or recipes that don’t work out. That’s why I test every idea I share to find the simplest way to get the best result. Here you’ll find step by step instructions to help you craft, cook, sew, and create without the frustration that comes from figuring it out all on your own. Making things should be fun - let me help you enjoy the process!
I put myself through college by working at a craft warehouse, but back then I hated crafts and swore I’d never be a “crafty” person.
I’m married to a college professor and we have five kids who’ve grown up way too fast - only two are left at home!
I can’t eat breakfast without also reading a book. I mean, I guess I can, but why would I want to?
I graduated from college with a degree in Creative Writing and planned to continue school to become a professor of literature...but plans change. Writing a blog is pretty much the same thing, right?
I eat chocolate every day. Every single day.
When I was 14 I got to ride a camel to tour the Egyptian pyramids. It was amazing!
I love British period pieces and have watched almost every Masterpiece Classic production from the past 20 years.
I believe elastic is a gift from the heavens. I decided years ago to ditch uncomfortable pants and embrace elastic waistbands and I’ve been a happier person ever since.
My mom taught me to be kind, that I could do anything in this world, and to never, ever, use imitation vanilla.
I really do believe that making things can make us happier. Thanks for being here!