Bunting Close-Up

Christmas Bunting

I try to add a little something new to my Christmas decorations each year. Being that my colors of choice are burgundy …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …