Author Archives: Liv

About Liv

i have a lot of hobbies. i cook and bake – usually, from scratch. i paint, though not as often as I would like. i love to make pottery on the wheel, though this hobby fell by the wayside while I was in grad school. now that I’ve finished, I’m looking forward to potentially getting back into ceramics and devoting more time and energy to all of my hobbies. my mom got me hooked on refinishing garage sale or thrift shop furniture into beautiful, rich pieces for the home. and my true love is crochet – i love the feeling of achievement in taking a ball of yarn and a hook and turning it into a beautiful afghan or purse or set of coasters. in some way or another, all of these hobbies center around making things – thus, creation nation.

i’ma make some plants

so, i’ve been quite the slacker when it comes to this blog! i can’t believe my last post was in july of last year. actually, i can once i consider that july of last year is when i began the … Continue reading

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give me your t-shirts, i will give you a quilt

well, i did it! i have successfully completed the fella’s t-shirt quilt. i am so glad i finished it during my vacation – with a day to spare, even! this was a hell of a project. when i tackle mine, … Continue reading

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vacation is great for creating things

so, i have totally fallen off the blogging bandwagon. it’s not that i haven’t been making things, but haven’t found time for blogging. awhile back i put some photos in a folder called “blog these” – there are 10 projects … Continue reading

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making a healthier me

just over 6 months ago, i decided that i was fed up with the extra weight i put on in grad school and fed up with being out of shape and unhappy in my own skin. on september 7, 2012 … Continue reading

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gnocch gnocch, who’s there?

tonight’s dinner was a gnocch out! (i have clearly been watching too much my drunk kitchen lately). here are all the things tonight’s dinner have going for it: it helps out with one of my new year’s resolutions it’s different … Continue reading

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fitted a-line sweater pattern

i designed a sweater! a sweater that i am actually willing to wear in public! while i was in grad school, i made a dress for a friend’s baby using a pattern from bella bambina knits. i haven’t made many … Continue reading

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so sweet, but yet so sour

we have been trying to incorporate some new recipes into the routine lately, and there was one recipe in particular that i pinned awhile back and have been meaning to try. it’s a quick and easy version of sweet and … Continue reading

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