long time no see

I graduated, huzzah! Over the summer I have been keeping busy with my new profession, but I also have something up my sleeve – a new design for the site! One of my new talents is working for Boy, so I have been learning how to *properly* build a wordpress site (even if he despises the structure itself). It may be a while, but I do have some crafty projects to share once I get it up!
Also, I can’t believe how many of you have been using my book cover pattern. That makes me so happy inside! Thanks a million:D


I just wanted to note that Jessica from ALLFREESEWING.com contacted me a while back about listing my book cover tutorial on their site. I gave permission and am thrilled with the amount of people checking things out!

Don’t forget to share your photos with the rest of us at http://www.flickr.com/groups/fabricbookcover/ :)

On a different note, grad school is kicking my ass so theCrafties is taking a side seat for now. I hope to get things worked out and back to quasi normal after I get caught up (boo for late shipments on books!!). Remember that if you would like to follow my grad school adventures, you’ll need to email me because I will not be linking the site here.

I hope you experience great crafting days ahead and continue to share so that I can live vicariously through the internet!

Game Review: Ruin

Ruin Board Game Quick Stats:

Ranked # 5271
2-4 players
Age 8 and up
Rated 5.71 out of 10 stars

Learning curve: This game is pretty simple: you roll a dice to move. If the number is red, you also get to change one of the cards that make up a fully interchangeable game board. There is a special card in the deck to either help yourself or hurt another by jumping halfway across the board. The idea is to get both your pieces to the center’s “treasure room”.

Re-playability: Because the game board itself is malleable to the players’ intentions, I think it always offers a good bit of competition.

My personal thoughts: I had never heard of this game before, but I got it for my birthday. I was surprised to see how low the game was rated after playing it. We laughed as we played, and none of us would choose to never play it again. It was a good time, and quick paced. Oh, and I won :)

Ruin review at BoardGameGeek.com