Archive for polka dot cottage
The shop is open for custom crochet hook orders! Hooray! I decided to try something completely new this time, and offer only one pattern, but offer it in multiple colors. Allow me to present Polka Dots! What can I say? It seemed appropriate somehow… I am excited to be switching gears a little bit this [...]continue reading "Polka Dot Crochet Hooks!"
I have to admit, I thought I’d have a big pile of potential handle designs to show you by now, but I haven’t been nearly as prolific as I’d have liked to be. In fact, all I’ve managed to do is come up with a simple way to make a polka dot cane, rejected that [...]continue reading "Polka dots and chevron stripes"
I’m getting ready to re-open the Handmades Shop for custom orders. Today, that meant sweeping up some of the virtual cobwebs and updating the stock on the shelves. I concentrated mostly on the Crochet Hook section. Remember that handful of hooks I made at the Clayathon back in January? Well, I finally photographed them properly [...]continue reading "Almost time…"
I realized I never mentioned this here. I recently took my three loom-knitting eBooks and put them together into a single collection. All three projects are available for $2.99 (purchased individually, they’d be $4.97). The Loom Knitting Collection eBook is available in PDF, EPUB (Nook, iPad, Sony eReader, Kobo Reader, etc.), and MOBI (Kindle) formats. [...]continue reading "Last-minute loom-knitted gifts"
The last time I went from really long hair to really short hair, I bought myself a pair of earrings on Etsy to celebrate my new look. They were made of oxidized copper findings and turquoise beads, and I loved them. I loved them so much, that last year I decided it would be fun [...]continue reading "Rustic elegance"
My approach to doing production work has always been the same: get excited about an idea, work on it for three weeks straight, burn out, close my custom shop, resist all efforts to bring me out of retirement until I get excited about another idea. Lather, rinse, repeat. Well, I thought I should try something [...]continue reading "Production"
I evicted the sewing machine from the dining room this week and pulled out my claythings for the Fall making season. As you may have already read, I’m making custom crochet hooks again. Also pens. And buttons. [subliminal message: think holiday gift-giving for your crafty friends!] This year I am also introducing something else I think [...]continue reading "Knitting Loom Picks and Steel Crochet Hooks"
As in, Day Two of me being home alone for the first time in – literally – months. My 7th-grader and 4th-grader started school yesterday, and I’ve been spending my time doing laundry, food shopping, catching up on business email, knitting a tiny sweater, and getting my calendar populated with everybody’s work and school schedules. [...]continue reading "Day Two"
It got me. The disease known as Granny Square Brain has got me, and it won’t let go. This is one of those disorders that keeps you awake at night, thinking about color schemes. If you want to get any sleep at all, the only option is to just give in to the fever for [...]continue reading "Granny Square Brain"
Please tell me it hasn’t been an entire week since my last post. Oh, how neglected you all must feel. I guess it was just one of those weeks. Usually when I’m busy during the week, I at least have the weekend to spend getting caught up around here, but not this time. It was [...]continue reading "I’m still here, really."