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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.continue reading "How to make rustic buttons even when it all goes horribly wrong"
I thought I’d share a few of my photo-processing tricks. You don’t necessarily need Photoshop to achieve these effects, although that is what I used for these examples. I also often use the editing tools within Picasa, or the Snapseed app on my tablet.continue reading "3 ways to improve your photos"
The idea of turning tea towels into an apron kept me awake one night last week. (Exciting life I lead, eh?) Here’s how that insomniac idea turned out.continue reading "Fun with tea towels"
A little unexpected after-school follow-the-string fun for the first day of summer vacation.continue reading "Treasure hunting"
Even if you have not signed up for all of the popular social media channels out there, chances are your readers have. Today we will focus on giving your readers the chance to spread the word across social media on your behalf. Or, as it’s referred to in blogger-speak: sharing.continue reading "Tech Tip #2: give readers sharing tools"
You may have a delightfully witty voice, and beautiful photos of your work, but unless you provide some mechanism for getting people to your blog, and keeping them there, you’re going to be talking to yourself an awful lot. Today, we’re going to talk about one of the simple ways to build a blog audience: email notificationscontinue reading "Tech Tip #1: offer email notifications"
Did you think this day would never come? It sometimes feels like that when you work on the same project for so many weeks! But here we are, the body of the blanket complete, perfectly rectangular, and ready for a decorative edge. As you can see above, I chose to do a granny-style border on […]continue reading "Finishing the hexagon blanket!"
Last week we covered how to deal with the big gaps on the sides of the blanket by filling them in with half hexagons. Today, we’ll talk about the zig-zaggy edges. By the time we’re done with this step, the blanket will be a perfect rectangle. If you look at the top edge of your […]continue reading "How to make a straight edge on a hexagon blanket"
Today we are going to take your mostly-finished blanket and begin squaring-off the sides. I’ll be honest. This is the part of the project that really excited me the most when Boring Office Guy and I were first exploring the idea of making him a hexagon blanket. Most of the googling I did turned up […]continue reading "How to crochet a half hexagon"
Ok, loom-knitters, as promised, I have a little something extra special for you today. Not only am I going to share the loom version of the simple ribbed earwarmer from this collection with you, but I’m going to explain to you how I convert a needle-knit pattern to a loom-knit pattern. And there will be […]continue reading "How to translate a needle knit pattern for a loom"