This Mother’s Day Thing is a Mixed Bag

It’s time for my reminder about Mother’s Day. We love our mothers. Of course we love our mothers. But they drive us crazy. They raised us wonderfully/strangely/amazingly/poorly or they didn’t raise us at all. They fill us with love or hate or guilt or horror or remorse. We take care of them or they take care of us. Perhaps we … Read More

May Is Williams Syndrome Awareness Month!

Most of you are familiar with the fact that my 16 year old son has Williams Syndrome. It’s an exceptionally intricate genetic syndrome that affects so many things about him. His heart. His mental capabilities. He’s in high school and he doesn’t have the dexterity to manipulate a button. But he loves. Oh, how he loves! I posted about WS … Read More

Vegas Peeps: Please Keep An Eye Out For My Missing Cat!

My Marsh Cat has gone missing. I last saw him at about 6 pm on May 3, and it’s not like him to be gone for more than 24 hours. The above picture was taken hours before he disappeared. He’s neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. If anybody sees him, would you please let us know? He has a scabbed wound on … Read More

Whoa, We’re Halfway There! Whoa-oh, Monkey on a Stair! Er.

For those wondering about the title of this post, it’s a Jon Bon Jovi meme. I swear it’s a real reference, and I’m not just crazy. Maybe CRAZY EXCITED! We hit the halfway point for Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Graphic Novel of Murder and Whimsy! We are 53% funded! Orion and I are going to throw a wild party … Read More

The PLDG Graphic Novel Crosses the $3000 Mark!

I can’t believe what glories and wonders you all are! Knowing that you, friends and family, are opening your wallets to help fund this amazing dream? It makes me speechless. Thank you so much! You can follow along with our progress here. We are currently 47% funded at $3,052 dollars. Crossing that $3k mark makes me feel so hopeful that … Read More

Quilt/Art Price Drop! And Great PLDG Graphic Novel News!

Oh my goodness! I hope you had a wonderful Easter and spent time doing something you loved. We’ve been rocking and rolling with the Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Graphic Novel of Murder and Whimsy Kickstarter, and I wanted to give you a quick update! First of all, we’ve dropped prices on some of the bigger rewards so they can be … Read More

A Little Watercolor Easter

I’ve taken up watercoloring and it brings me such joy. Painting was always terrifying to me and I never, ever thought I could do it. But do you know what happens when you step outside of your comfort zone? You give yourself the opportunity to experience joy. I took a few quiet minutes on this Easter Sunday to reflect, listen … Read More

Miss Murder’s Hand-Sewn Blankets

Some of you may know that I adore sewing blankets. I love the feel of the fabric beneath my fingers. I love the colors. I love laying the pieces out and choosing where they go. The hum of the machine is so soothing to me. So much love and care goes into each and every blanket.     One of … Read More

The Pretty Little Dead Girls Graphic Novel COVER REVEAL!

It is with great delight and reverence that I reveal the cover to Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Graphic Novel of Murder and Whimsy.  The artist, Orion Zangara, brought Bryony to life. He perfectly captured the magical and unsettling tone of the book in one ethereal image. My eyes literally teared up when I saw the final cover, and I … Read More