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Sock it to me

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 […]

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Obsessed with a hat

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 […]

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A trio of lap quilts

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 […]

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Napkin Land

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 […]

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Skirting the issues

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 […]

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Merry merry!

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 […]

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Truly embracing handmade?

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 […]

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The stockings were hung by the chimney with care

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 […]

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