Book Review: The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves

Book Review: The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves

  The Girl He Used to Know is a a book that takes place in two time periods,  the past being in 1991 and the present setting taking place in 2001.  Our main character is Annika who is shy and self-described as different than most people.  She does not know she is high functioning on [...]

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My Thoughts on Censorship in America Today and a Look Back on My Thoughts on Censorship in America From 2012

Before this website I started a blog : Made the Flowers Myself.  In 2012 I wrote a post about my thoughts on having just read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury in juxtaposition with my husband, Jason, having just bought our first e-reader.  I am going to repost what I wrote in 2012 down below, at [...]

What I Teach My Children – A Mother’s Thoughts During the Riots Against America 2020

I am a mother of two children living in Oklahoma.  My children do not see people based on the color of their skin.  My children judge someone by the grin or scowl on their face when they meet them.  My children judge people by the inflection and pitch of their voices when we talk with [...]

I made over 300 sales in masks on Etsy in the month of April 2020. This is What Happened During the Pandemic As An Etsy Seller. 

I made over 300 sales in masks on Etsy in the month of April 2020.  This is What Happened During the Pandemic As An Etsy Seller. 

I made over 300 sales in masks on Etsy in the month of April.  These sales could be a quantity of 1 or a quantity up to 10.  I would say I conservatively made to order about 500 masks in less than 30 days.  I am going to speak honestly here, I have had a [...]

Sewing Face Masks For Your Local Hospital and Various Medical and Public Personnel – Free Information

  Today I am sharing a picture of women who volunteered to gather and sew masks for the Red Cross 1917 to 1918 timeframe. Amazingly, we are in a position in the United States where we, who can sew, need to rally and sew masks for our Healthcare workers again.   I have been in [...]

DIY Unicorn Valentine Box Free Tutorial with Brianna Lentz

DIY Unicorn Valentine Box Free Tutorial with Brianna Lentz

Valentine's Day 2020 - Last week my 1st grader came home with a sheet of paper that said: "Dear Parents,  Just a reminder...Your child may create, decorate, and design their valentine box.  You can help them as needed.  This is a fun time and great memories for your child...Pinterest is a great resource for ideas." [...]

Brianna Lentz Embroidery How To Videos on YouTube – Get Started on Your First Embroidery Project Today

Brianna Lentz Embroidery How To Videos on YouTube – Get Started on Your First Embroidery Project Today

I have recently uploaded 3 new videos to my channel.  All of which you will need to start and create your very first embroidery project.  I discuss materials needed and how to do everything needed in order to successfully create your very own first embroidery project. Hand embroidery is where I started in my craft [...]