Craft Chat

A Year of Pie: Sweet as Pie Cross Stitch

When Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery announced a new yearlong cross stitch club that would debut the month I turned 30, I couldn’t resist embarking on a year of pie! I looked forward to a quick stitch every month, with a recipe to go along with each adorable pie. The first pie was released in May 2017… Continue reading A Year of Pie: Sweet as Pie Cross Stitch

Craft Chat

Turn Toddler Art into Thank You Cards!

Hope you had a meaningful Mother’s Day, whatever that means to you! This year we sent cards to Amelia’s grandmothers and great-grandmother, and since we also had Grandpop’s birthday to celebrate, we needed an idea that could work for any occasion. It’s super easy to turn toddler art into cards… for Mother’s Day, birthdays, thank… Continue reading Turn Toddler Art into Thank You Cards!

Craft Chat · Lady Katie Stitchery

What is a Grime Guard?

My hobbies are varied, but that’s why my tagline for the Amateur Librarian has always been “Book Chat, Craft Chat, Chit Chat”; whatever I feel like writing about will almost always fall under at least one of those categories! You may or may not be a reader or crafter or mother… but hopefully one or… Continue reading What is a Grime Guard?

Book Chat

Reading Life: April 2018

Four months into 2018, it feels like my reading has slowed to a crawl. I’m still reading every day, but often it’s only for a couple moments between bites during breakfast, the last few moments of naptime, or for the the three minutes I can stay awake in bed at the end of the day.… Continue reading Reading Life: April 2018

Chit Chat

Mississippi Moments

Tis the season for graduations! Yesterday we returned from a quick weekend trip to Mississippi to celebrate two more graduates. We didn’t actually make it to either of the ceremonies (blame the toddler) but we managed to fit in lots of food, family, friends, not one but two baby-free outings (lunch AND a movie!), and… Continue reading Mississippi Moments