The New Homemade•Handmade

A few weeks ago, I promised some upcoming changes—and as you can see from the new design, we’re ready to go!

The biggest change is the “we.” Lesley’s still here, but this week we’ll be introducing a new blogger, Mary. The two of us will be blogging together going forward, with most post being updates to each other on our latest projects. We’re both really excited and hope you enjoy the new format as much as we do already.

We both like to bake, decorate our places, do our own art and redo furniture. Lesley still does vegetarian cooking and jewelry making, but Mary cooks a little, bakes a lot and loves to throw parties (with themes and activites). She also makes her own cards and does other paper crafts, so there’s plenty of new topics for us to explore.

If you’re interested in learning more about us, check out the tab at the top of the page.



Exciting news!

I know this blog has been a bit neglected this year, but there are some exciting changes coming that will hopefully turn things around. The format will be changing, and there will be some visual and layout changes coming too.

So, if you’re still reading, please stay tuned. I think you’ll enjoy what’s coming up.

That old saying about absence is true, right?

Sadly, I’ve been one of those neglectful bloggers lately. As a reader, those bloggers make me crazy. They string me along, make me eager for their content, and then they just disappear. Not that I think I have readers eager for my content. Well, maybe one (Hi, Susan!). Of course, now I completely understand. Real life gets in the way. People move, they have babies, they launch new business ventures, they are busy with actual paying work. They have family and friends that want to spend time with them. They’re immersing themselves in their novels.

I have goals I want to meet too, but I don’t want to be that type of blogger, so here’s my self-issued challenge. I will post, either here or on, at least two posts a week in the month of February. And, aside from this one, there will be no cross-overs. So, if your reading this, I hope you’ll come along and see where this month takes me.

Just because I haven’t been blogging doesn’t mean I haven’t been hard at work. I’ve been working on a new book proposal, and I’m excited to give a presentation at the Bead Society of Greater Chicago next week. I’ll be showing a little of what I’ve been working on over the next month.