This is a journal of my cooking and craft ideas. It started years ago with the decision that whatever I run out of and need to buy, I will stop and ask myself ‘can I make this instead?’ This gave me a lot of unexpected yes’s that I wouldn’t have thought of without that approach. In the last few years since I moved to the Pacific Northwest my crafting has evolved into a love of soap making and expanding my knowledge of cooking.
My love of all things book related led me to keeping handwritten journals of all of my crafting research, recipes and ideas. I’ve been keeping journals of various sorts for 10+ years and this greatly simplifies trying to find something I made once upon a time and wrote down somewhere. Sharing my projects also helps to motivate a continuation of creating new things.