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The Christmas making

The Christmas Making

Christmas this year was unusual for one reason: I didn’t commit to making anything. In the end, there were only three handmades under the tree, and technically-speaking, two of them were actually on the tree, not under it.

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Back at the clay table

Crochet-hook-making, Batch 1, Day 1.

Come read about the exciting world of polymer clay crochet hook handles, and get a sneak peek of what will soon be in the shop!

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Come see some naked crochet hooks. If you’re into that kind of thing.

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Spotted in the wild

Handcrafted Crochet Hooks from Polka Dot Cottage

Sometimes I see something I made, somewhere I don’t expect to see it, and that is always cool.

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That’s a wrap.

Scrap clay buttons from Polka Dot Cottage

I crocheted a nearly instant-gratification shawl, and made polymer clay buttons to go with it. Come take a look!

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Making polymer buttons with Polka Dot Cottage

Polymer clay buttons for handknits: I made some, and I’ll show you how I did it, including links to a few helpful tutorials aimed at beginners.

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How to make rustic buttons even when it all goes horribly wrong

Rustic Polymer Clay Buttons, tutorial from Polka Dot Cottage

Sometimes a technique doesn’t go as planned. And sometimes you press on anyway, and end up with something different but better! Here’s how I made my green rustic buttons.

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It’s clay week

274/365: Oct 1 - Six hooks in progress

I received a nice batch of crochet hook and loom tool orders this season – thank you! Take a peek at my hook-making workflow, and get the scoop on what’s up for the shop between now and the holidays.

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Now accepting custom orders!

New patterns for this season's custom orders at Polka Dot Cottage

The Handmades Shop is open for business, and I will be accepting custom orders for the next few weeks only! If you have been waiting for the chance to have custom crochet hooks made (or other polymer goodies), now is the time. I would love to create something special for you! This will probably be your only opportunity to order before the holidays. Come see the new patterns ♥

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The Sparkle Factory

Book Review: The Sparkle Factory

Wherein I review the book, The Sparkle Factory, and reflect on the roles polymer clay is playing in jewelry-making.

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