Photo recipe for 8 perfect summer popsicles, including these watermelon beauties!

[ReviewDisclaimer]   Recently I got this YUMMY looking infographic for perfect summer popsicles from Readers.com. I’ll be honest, whether I make popsicles or buy them depends very much on the day. I do both and feel no qualms either way.   Sometimes it’s fun to make some popsicles, but sometimes making your own is just too much. Sometimes it’s just too hot and they disappear faster than you can make them and it’s exhausting. Sometimes it’s fun to be in the kitchen and then enjoy your work later. If it’s a make your own kind of day I’ll be trying some of these recipes. AlthoughRead More →

From a water bottle to a recipe a list of six things that I am just loving this week!

I wanted to share a little sneak peek into my life with a feature about 6 things I’m loving this week. In no particular order here are six things I am just loving right now and why. There are three things I want you to take away from this list. 1. I just love these things. 2. The simple things in life can be amazing, and by appreciating them you will probably be a happier person. 3. The fact that two of these items, and my phone case (not shown) all match was completely coincidental. [ReviewDisclaimer] Julie Nutting Stamps- I have  BIG crafty reveal comingRead More →

Picnics are the ultimate in family fun! Relax and enjoy one!

I want to start encouraging my readers to relax, enjoy themselves, and stress a little less. Try some hobbies you’ve always wanted. Experiment. Be free. So to do that I’m going to start a series of posts with fun things to do! The could be anything from interesting videos to crafts to art to fun challenges and everything in between. Just a way to encourage you to try fun things, relax and enjoy life more.  SO here is your list of fun things to try this week! Since the weekend is about the begin and school is almost out it’s a great time to getRead More →

How to use "Woodchips" of time to enjoy hobbies -- My Workbasket

I’m pretty sure that I’ve mentioned (probably many times) that I grew up in a crafty family, or at least surrounded by crafty females. I remember at a young age reading a story in a craft magazine that has really stuck with me. Keeping in mind that I may not have even been double digits when I read this that really means something. I’m fairly sure it was an old issue of Nutshell News, a miniatures magazine from many years ago, but I could be mistaken. It’s about finding time for hobbies, and I found it very insightful. I’ve told this story many times overRead More →

A blog post to show of my purchases and faves from the 2018 sheep and wool festival -- My Workbasket

How has it been more than 12 days and I haven’t managed to tell you about the Sheep and Wool Festival?!?!?! Well, I know the real reason why, but it’s still surprising! The real reason is that I took a few quick photos of my purchases to show them off to some friends (and I think on Instagram) but never time to actually photograph them well to show you. Which is wrong, because you’re my friends too, and you deserved better. I just wanted to give you quality shots so you can drool over the pretty stuff. Truth be told some of the photos stillRead More →

A fun list of what's in my book basket for May 2018- From My Workbasket

I don’t tend to read as much as I used to. Truth be told like many aspects of my life I go through spurts. Sometimes for weeks or months on end, I will read a book a day, and then for months or even a year, I only flip through a few. I always HAVE a ton of books though and do like to create a little reading pile.  Recently I got this basket at the thrift store with the intention of using it when we go to the park but instead it ended up as being my reading stash. So, let me show youRead More →

Stylized Portrait of Blu- by Alicia from My Workbasket

I did some painting last week and wanted to take a minute to share it. Art is tricky for me. The style I can actually create doesn’t line up with what I wish I could create. Painting is a perfect example. I love the Dutch Masters. How do they make silk actually LOOK like silk??? It’s astounding. However, I paint like they probably did when in preschool (only preschool didn’t actually exist then, but you get me.) I have a much more cartoon, fun, funky style, and I’ve been working hard at being okay with I am capable of and maybe even pretty good at.Read More →

A close-up of the kind dolls face- My Workbasket

I told you yesterday all the details about the Yarn Party, but today let me tell you about the other fun I had at Savage Mill!! Besides the Great Room where the Yarn Party was, Savage Mill has multiple other fun stores. They are almost all a more artsy style. One gift store was a bit odd. There were modern collectibles, similar to a Hallmark or a gift shop, but there was also vintage items, antiques, and also a massive amount of clutter and boxes. I thought maybe they just opened, but that was not the case. I don’t know what the story was there,Read More →

Beautiful, colorful, large roving braids from Needleclicks Etc

Last weekend it was a quilt show and this weekend a fiber festival! I’m very lucky to live in a place where stuff like this happens fairly frequently. The best part of this festival, well besides the festival itself, was the location! About 30 minutes or so away (blasted traffic! sometimes it’s 30, sometimes it’s less, sometimes it’s twice as long) is this historic mill. It has been restored and is now the coolest shopping destination I’ve ever seen! I love this place, and dream of one day having a shop/studio there. Here is the link to the Mill if you want to read andRead More →

A selection of quilts from the featured quilter at the quilt show I attended-- My Workbasket

Hey! What a day guys. Phew! Today was set to be the first day of my son’s baseball practices, we were to be notified last night what team and time because the rainy week pushed back assessments. So at 9:05 last night we got the email, his team is the Nationals, and his practice was at 9 am this morning!! I don’t know if I have ever said this, but I do not do morning well. PLUS my son has strong thoughts about the Nationals, so he, and therefore I, was up late last night to deal with the news. It was after 11 beforeRead More →

Just chatting about life, crafts, and other things over coffee! My Workbasket

You guys, I am SO bad at time management and getting stuff done. I have serious time management problems. I can easily spend time making lists, planning, creating a system, but when it comes time to implement it sits. I have so many old planners that I find and throw out because a single page was done and now it is drastically outdated. It’s odd too, because in the right situation I am a worker bee. If you tell me these boxes need to be moved over there, I am at it. No problem. If you tell me these boxes need to be organized, filled,Read More →

A quick trial painting to test my new Gouache! A new to me medium that I am not super in love with!-- My Workbasket

Recently I have been watching quite a few videos over at Creativebug (affiliate link, I make a few bucks if you sign up, which I recommend because it is awesome and I LOVE it!) and several videos of illustrations that I liked used Goache. (pronounced like squash) I don’t have any gouache (well, actually I may have a cheap pack somewhere, but that is irrelevant because I wanted to buy art supplies and wanted to set myself up for success with quality paint) so I started shopping. First I put together a massive shopping basket, then I whittled it down, then I filled it again,Read More →

How to make the Double Crochet Stitch, a video tutorial from My Workbasket

Please don’t feel like I dropped a bomb on you and then disappeared. After posting about upcoming changes to my site I came back to visit my parents, and haven’t had much to talk about. I don’t usually pre-schedule many of my posts and just didn’t have content to share. I’d rather be quiet then blabber so I just haven’t posted. I did find a few neat thrift store items, mostly a big stack of vintage cookbooks, some of which are even from the 1940s! I’m hoping to try maybe a recipe a week and talk about it here. We’ll see how much I manageRead More →

Hey Guys!! (Not literally, though hello to any guys reading this as well!!!) I realized last night that in reality, you don’t know me. Not just in a “this is only a website, and we’ve never met in person” kind of way, but in the fact that I am holding myself back from you. I am not letting you truly meet me and be a part of my life. I’m going to remedy that. Starting right now! You’ll be seeing a lot more of ME on the site. I intend to share more events from my daily life, more of my personal story, more ofRead More →