I am getting the distinct impression from the comments on the last few knitting-related posts, that I may have influenced a few people to give it a try, which I think is very cool! But there are questions, and I read somewhere that for every person who asks, there are 10 others who want to […]Read More: Loom knitting resources
So, I got the bright idea of knitting myself a pair of socks. Neil got me a booklet called Learn to Knit on Circle Looms, and it included a sock project. I have to admit, I thought the socks in the project were kind of ugly – didn’t care for the color scheme, or the […]Read More: Sock it to me
Completely and totally obsessed. Which, when I think about it, is really crazy, given the fact that I rarely wear them. But Erin posted this tutorial, see, and I loved the way hers looked. And every other one I saw, for that matter. And I got to thinking, me being needle-challenged and all, maybe I […]Read More: Obsessed with a hat
More Christmas crafting, anyone? Given how much the four of us like the quilts I made us this fall, I thought maybe some other people on our list would like lap quilts, too. I made three of them, all roughly 40×40, and all using fabrics I had left from other projects. This one was given […]Read More: A trio of lap quilts
Now that all the gifts have been given, let me you about some of the things I made! This gift was for my brother-in-law and sister-in-law. It’s a set of 12 napkins in shades of gray & yellow. I couldn’t for the life of me remember the colors in their kitchen, and I’m pretty sure […]Read More: Napkin Land
Hi, everyone! Hoping you have been having a lovely holiday! We have, and it’s not over yet. We’ve got the traditional day-after-Christmas get-together with my family later tonight. I’ve got a delicious Pumpkin Trifle to make for that, and some gifts I haven’t wrapped yet, but other than that, I’m good to go. I thought […]Read More: Skirting the issues
Oh, it is such a good feeling to be done making gifts and done shopping. It was down to the wire, considering I was still weaving in yarn ends on a pile of fingerless mitts at 10:00 last night, but done is done, no matter how close you cut it, I say! Today’s agenda includes […]Read More: Merry merry!
Hi, friends. I was taking a breather after scrubbing the kitchen clean a little while ago, and I started thinking about the idea of a Handmade Christmas. As you probably know, I am giving everyone on my list at least one handmade item this year (even if it’s just as small as an ornament). What […]Read More: Truly embracing handmade?
Or, in our case, on the little tinsel tree. These are fifteen polymer clay stocking ornaments. I was inspired by these fabric stockings to make a miniature version in clay. I’ve always thought of my patterned clay sheets like fabric anyway, so it was a pretty logical progression, in my mind. Every year I make […]Read More: The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
Today is the first day of my Christmas Vacation, which, if you were paying attention last year, you’d know is really not a “vacation” at all. I closed the book store on Sunday, got the last of the orders on their way yesterday, and today I am diving headlong into holiday preparations. I’ve been working […]Read More: Temporary insanity