Christmas Bunting

Bunting Close-Up

I try to add a little something new to my Christmas decorations each year. Being that my colors of choice are burgundy and gold, decorations to purchase have become hard to find over the past few years. I’ve been looking for an excuse to make up some bunting for a …

TMNT Costume

TMNT Halloween

If the painted pumpkins didn’t give it away, this year’s Halloween costuming was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themed. Adam and I went …

Ninja Pumpkins

Pumpkin Painting

We really enjoy Halloween here in the CraftLife household. My husband and I were married in late October, so our housewarming party …

Leaf Lanterns on Mantle

Leaf Lanterns

These little leaf lanterns were a breeze to toss together and look great as a part of my Autumn mantel decorations. Here’s …

Honey Oat Bread

Sourdough Starter – Conclusion

Well, dear readers, my attempt at creating sourdough starter has finished, not with a bang, but more with a light popping sound. …

Pumpkins - Version 2

Autumn Inspiration

The weather may not be exactly chilly here in Texas, but other signs are suggesting that my favorite season is indeed in …

Dream Starter

Sourdough Starter – Day 10

Day 10: (evening) Starter had bubbles in top again, but still no increase in volume. Fed Starter. I’m beginning to wonder if …

Legwarmers in Action

Legwarmer Conversion

The sewing machine has emerged from hibernation! It was packed away when the would-be craft room became the real-life nursery. Since it …

Starter Day 7

Sourdough Starter – Day 7

Day 7: (evening) Lots of bubbles on top! But, still none really visible on the sides of the jar, and no change …

Day Six Starter

Sourdough Starter – Day 6

Based on my research into the secret life of sourdough starter, here’s a little info for you on what is actually happening …

Day 2 Starter Doubled

Sourdough Starter – Day 2

Day 2: After 24 hours, no activity was seen. Poured out and discarded 1/2 of the initial whole wheat/water starter. From this …

Sourdough Day 1

Sourdough Starter – Day 1

Sourdough bread is something of a wonder. I remember certain times throughout my childhood when my Mom would be gifted a little …

At The Festival

6 Lessons in 6 Months

I’m a sucker for “Top (fill in the blank) Lists.” Since the Crafty Baby has officially hit the 6 month mark, I …

Crafty Baby Toes

Fresh Start

Things are certainly looking a bit different around here, huh? When last we met, dear friends, oh waaaay back in December, I …

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Holiday Hangout In The Works

photo courtesy of Inger Maaike ‘Tis the season for much merriment and crafting. In that spirit, I’m excited to invite you to …

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Podcaster Hangout September 2012

Podcaster Hangout September 2012 I had a great time with Laura of Apocalyptic Diner, Martine of iMake and Maria of Subway Knits …

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Podcaster Hangout July 2012

Podcaster Hangout July 2012 I just had a blast with Laura of Apocalyptic Diner and Martine of iMake as we got together …

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CraftLife Episode 11 – Be A Novice

  This Texas summer has been hot, hot, HOT! But, not in a dancing-in-the-streets-limbo-with-a-frosty-beverage kind of way. More like a stay-indoors-with-the-windows-covered-wearing-very-little kind …

Pink and Red Handspun CU

Name That Skein Contest!

I may be taking a brief hiatus from podcasting, but things are still happening here behind the scenes of CraftLife, the result …

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CraftLife Promo

The CraftLife promo is now up and running.  Distribution of this promo is strictly forbidden highly encouraged! Have no fear, this is …

Pemberley and C-B in the Snow

Let it Snow!

  Ahhhhh, Texas in the wintertime! You know, they tell me it’s not the norm here, but for the past two years, …

Flower Pen Bouquet

Be Careful What You Wish For

Hello, hello hello!  Happy 2011, and thank you for choosing to visit with me here on the Treacle and Ink blog at …

Treacle Tarts

My Education In Treacle

I had someone ask me last week where I got the name “Treacle and Ink”.  If you haven’t been reading this blog …

Finished stool cushion

How To – Stool Cushion

The smallest of the matching tables that I used in the Man Cave was just the right size to become a foot …

SF Man Cave

A Man Cave Makeover

Since our very first anniversary, I have gone by the traditional gift list for inspiration on what to give my hubby each …

Raggedy Ann Scarf - Multi

The Results Are In

It is time to announce the winner of my 100th post giveaway!  In case you didn’t get to enter, or if you …

Never Alone

Here’s a little scripture snippet to mull over. Psalm 139: 7-10 7 Where can I go from your Spirit?   Where can I …

The Creative Environment

*Today is the LAST day to enter the Raggedy Ann scarf giveaway and take advantage of the blog readers’ special sale!  Check …

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Sometimes, when things just don’t seem to be going my way, or I’m tired and just feel like I can’t muster up …

Raggedy Ann Scarf - Multi (close-up)

100th Post Extravaganza!

I am so excited to have reached my 100th post!  Who would have thought when I started this blog and confessed to …

Tofu Pho You (and me!)

Okay, so I take back all the bad things I ever said about tofu.  Up until yesterday, the only tofu I really …

Two Weeks As A Vegan

Well, I have hit my two-week mark on my new adventure as a vegan, and I’ve learned quite a few things so …

The Times, They Are A-Changing

Isn’t it great how life never stops?  I mean there are times when you wish that time would just stand still, but …

Family Time

I took the week off of blogging last week because my parents came out to Texas for a visit!  This was their …

Fruit, Nut and Cheese plate.

Cool Summer Supper

This week, we finally saw a break in the summer heat.  I have been through enough 100+ degree days to last me …

Tee Shirt Quilt – Part Two

Here’s a little idea about what kind of materials you might be looking at if you decide to tackle a tee shirt …

Quilt Design

Tee Shirt Quilt – Part One

**Quick follow-up to my last post** Along with his love for coaching football and playing video games, my hubby also has a …

Backbreaker Credits

Relieving The Suspense

In my most recent Features Fridays post, I alluded to an exciting request that was made of my husband.  At the time, …

Fabric Sample Books

Fabric Scrap Ideas

Many thanks to all of you who are still hanging in there with me as I try to get back onto a …

Desert Days

This past weekend, we headed south once more to visit with Adam’s family.  It never fails to amaze me how much the …

Keeping The Memories

I have this stack of tee shirts that represents just about every play I have ever performed in.  Some of them have …

Treacle Exhibit “A”

We are having a great time hanging out with family and seeing the sights this week!  On Sunday, we fought the crowd …

Just Checking In

I just wanted to pop in here and catch you up on the goings-on.  I have been a bit slack on posting …

Now I’ve Gone And Done It

While you may not have read any posts about it lately, my atomic/mid-century modern obsession is still full blown.  As a matter …

How To – Camp Cushions

If you remember a few weeks ago, I was getting really excited about going camping.  In preparation for the trip, I decided …

Blackberry Bonanza

In my last post, I touched on some of my other interests besides crafting.  Today’s post focuses on one of those other …

Great Finds This Weekend

This past weekend, Adam and I headed out of town to spend the holiday weekend with my mother-in-law and brother-in-law, Adam’s twin.  …

Feeling A Bit Camp-y

As of right now, my hubby and I are planning on going camping for at least one night this weekend.  I love …

Baby Dress – Attempt Number One

As I have mentioned before, during the week, when I’m not crafting, blogging, or doing the actor or housewife thing, I take …

A Texas Sized Doughnut

Today I’m going to take a little turn away from all things Etsy and let you in on a little experience I …

Dallas Etsy Bash

This past weekend, Adam and I headed out to my first ever Etsy craft fair. Now, I’ve been to plenty of craft …

A Little Catch-Up

As we all have to do from time to time, now is the time to play a little catch-up. It’s been quite …

Flower Power

Beautifully blooming flowers are one of my favorite things about spring.  I love the colors and smells.  I love seeing the Bluebonnets …

What’s Old is Made New

Any time I go to a garage sale or thrift store, I always keep my eyes open for vintage sewing patterns.  I …

Works In Progress

The other day I was organizing all of my craft supplies in a rolling cabinet that had recently become the former home …

Some Rainy Day Fun

As I was doing my crafty blog perusing this week, I came across this post over at Holy Craft.  She has managed …

Confession Of An Actress

I was excited to land an audition last week for a SAG feature film.  I got the audition information in an email …

Changes Are Coming

After careful consideration, I’ve decided to change up the format of my blog just a little.  Up until last week, I have …

Sister Sister

It’s great to be back!  I took a week off to enjoy spending some time with my sisters, Julee and Stephanie.  They …

A Little Time Off

Today is the day my sisters come for a visit.  The guest room is cleaned and ready, the dogs have been bathed, …

50th Post Celebration!

Today’s post marks my 50th post here at the Treacle And Ink blog!  When I started this blog, I wasn’t able to …

Featured Fridays – Team CAC

Good Friday: Matthew 27:32-56 (NIV) The Crucifixion 32As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they …

T.I.T.P.F.A.C.

Want to know of a way you can use your craft skills to make a difference? My sister, Stephanie, has come up …

How To – Easter Hat Tree

All that talk last Friday about Easter bonnets led me to recall a crafty Easter project from my past. Easter was drawing …

The One That Started It All

In my “First Ever Treacle and Ink Giveaway” I passed along a set of Easter eggs that were made from my fabric …

Flank The Enemy!

As you know, I have been struggling with a little case of motivational paralysis in regards to my sewing endeavors.  This is …

The Doldrums Of Inspiration

Some days, I just feel craftier than others. I have another set of stuffed Easter eggs that I am wanting to list …

Austen, Texas

“It is a truth universally acknowledged,” that I am a Jane Austen fan. I have at least one copy of each of …

A Space To Create

As I have mentioned before, my hubby can not resist the power of a good deal.  Sometimes, this has lead to questionable …

And The Winner Is….

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you! Ireland is my number one dream destination, and I think that’s why I love St. Patrick’s …

An Eggceptional Treasury

It’s that time again!  Yes, I managed to grab yet another treasury.  This time, I had Easter on the brain.  Remember the …

Pin and sew.

How To – Coffee Cup Sleeve

I have been toying with the idea of purchasing a reusable coffee sleeve lately. Every time I swing by the 7-Eleven to …

Composition Cover Tutorial

I was doing a little reading over at CraftyPod the other day when I came across this fun little tutorial about covering …

Have a Thrifty Tuesday

Normally, I do my grocery shopping on Mondays, but due to a little work schedule change, today was my shopping day for …

A Shipping Mystery for a Monday

Have you ever questioned the common sense of an architect or designer? You know who I’m talking about.  The guy who thought …

I Petted An Armadillo

The lights are low and the music is cranked up. Neon lights line just about every inch of wall space, the food …

Insider Information

This blogging adventure of mine is right around a month old now, and for those of you who are still with me, …

Weekend at Grandbury

My hubby and I headed out this weekend, along with our two doggies, to the town of Granbury.  Having heard great things …

Texas Travel

I am so excited that my sisters are coming to Texas for a visit in April.  It’s hard living far away from …

Featured Fridays – Celestefrittata

Hop on your broomstick and get ready for a magical ride with this week’s Featured Friday! Store Name: Celestefrittata First Name: Chiara …

A Little Pick-Me-Up

I have been having a little bit of a crazy day today.  For some reason, I decided that I would prefer to …

Curiouser and Curiouser

This weekend, we loaded up the car and headed south, leaving the snow behind, to visit with my in-laws.  Now, in our …

Snow Day 2010

As I awoke last Thursday morning, the first thing my husband said to me was, “Did you dream about something white last …

Featured Fridays – The Soap Gallery

The workweek has finally come to it’s end, and that means it’s time for another Featured Friday! Store Name:  TheSoapGallery First Name:  …

A Day By The Sea

In celebration of my first week as a new member of TeamCAC, I managed to grab a treasury this morning and fill …

The Walrus Talks of Etsy

I have come to the conclusion that you can find just about anything you are looking for on Etsy, no matter how …

New Member of TeamCAC!

I am very excited to be one of the newest members of Etsy’s Team Christian Artist and Crafters!  This Etsy team supports …

Treacle = Molasses

Treacle and Ink, for those of you who don’t know, is a reference to Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. To be a …

Spa Day

I have to get a bit off of the Etsy path for a moment this morning and turn a little attention to …

In the beginning…

Today marks the genesis of the new Treacle And Ink blog.  After weeks of mulling it over, then weeks of putting it …