When you work in someone else’s office building, there is, naturally, a limit to what you can do. You can’t paint the walls a cheery bright aqua, drag your desk over to the window, or switch out the florescent lights for cozy desk lamps, unfortunately. But if you are lucky to have your own desk area, especially if it has a couple of (half) walls, there are things you can do to make the space less cookie-cutter.Read More: 8 Ways to Make Your Cubicle Less Boring
There’s a new knitting pattern at Polka Dot Cottage: a quick, easy, beginner-friendly baby sweater! The Cogwheel Cardigan features simple stripes with little protruding “cogs” that are simple enough for a colorwork novice to achieve.Read More: The Cogwheel Cardigan for Baby
Last week, I decided it was finally time: time for some serious desk decluttering. I am so pleased with the results. And, as usual, I am wondering why I don’t declutter things more often. It’s possible that I just never, ever, ever, learn…Read More: A Fraction of a Bedroom Makeover
If you use your pen a lot, there may come a day when it runs out of ink. That’s annoying, but fixable. There’s no need to discard your lovely pen, just because the ink isn’t flowing! Learn how to replace the ink in a polymer clay pen, and continue to enjoy it for years to come!Read More: Replacing the Ink in a Polka Dot Cottage Pen
I’ve returned from Galloway, New Jersey, the site of the South Jersey Clayathon, and as usual, I had a fabulous time. Read all about my experience this year, get a peek inside our spacious workshop, and see the reason why I am teased for being crazy productive every year!Read More: Penstravaganza at the Clayathon!
This is the only time I have ever thrown a wool sweater in the dryer and had it be a good thing… Knitting this sweater provided me with all kinds of challenges, most of them of my own making.Read More: Vintersol
Introducing the Weekend Sweater: easy to knit, easy to wear.Read More: The Weekend Sweater Knitting Pattern
Join me on Instagram this December for Polka Dot Cottage Be Merry! It’s a way to do something small for ourselves everyday, to help cultivate a happy holiday feeling, even (or especially!) when we feel busy and overwhelmed.Read More: Join Polka Dot Cottage Be Merry (#pdcbemerry) on Instagram!
Completely substituting one patterned yoke for another in a top-down round-yoke pullover results in a fresh-looking sweater with a familiar fit. Here’s how.Read More: Sweater Yoke Tutorial: How to Replace one with Another
This lap blanket that I crocheted for my Dad has the colors of sand, rocks, and water.Read More: The Coastal Maine Blanket