I love it when a customer gives me creative license. As in, “I’d like a set of six crochet hooks, but you can choose the handle patterns, heavy on the Retro look.” It’s fun for me to paw through my several hundred raw millefiori canes and dig out the ones that with coordinate nicely with […]Read More: An ode to extrusions
This show-and-tell was a year in the making. I first cut into the polka dot fabric sometime after Thanksgiving last year. I was so sure that I knew what I was doing, that I didn’t even crack open the book for the directions. I just placed my pattern pieces on the fabric, cut out the […]Read More: Spotty
Once upon a time, I had a pair of jeans that I truly loved. Not being one for whom jeans generally fit well, it is always greatly-appreciated when I come across a pair that doesn’t need to be pulled up, yanked down, or otherwise fussed-with every 10 minutes. I found these GAP Flare jeans in […]Read More: A True Tale of Torn Trousers
I would like to start this post by instructing Boring Office Guy, who is subscribed via email, to cease reading and destroy this message immediately, lest he spoil a Christmas surprise. Thank you. Ok, now that he’s gone… let’s talk about what’s been on my needles lately, starting with something for me: This is going […]Read More: Knits in progress
Thank you for playing along with the Magazine eSubscription Giveaway this past week! I enjoyed reading your comments. Not only did I get some good recommendations for my own reading pleasure, but I also got to “meet” a nice number of you who have been reading along for a while but never commenting (until now). […]Read More: Winners!
Hello, there! Did you have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend? I certainly did. My sister-in-law and new brother-in-law did a great job hosting their first big holiday celebration on Thursday, Friday I immersed myself in hook-making, Saturday was shipping in the morning and family in the evening, and yesterday I spent nearly the entire day curled […]Read More: A little bit of this, and a little bit of that
Remember the itty bitty booties I made back in September? I’ve been staring at them for two months, hemming and hawing over whether they were too small or not. I’m not sure what my problem was, really. I mean, it’s not like they were all that hard to make. Why not just make another pair […]Read More: Itty bitty show-and-tell
I’ve been trying to wean myself off of print magazines lately, for both ecological and household decluttering purposes. I love curling up with a good crafty magazine, and I have to admit that I have always thought the tactile multi-sensory experience of page-turning was a big part of that. So I didn’t expect this, but […]Read More: Magazine e-subscription giveaway!
Remember waaaaaay back in October when I showed you how to make buttons to match your tweed sweaters? Well, I’m back, as promised, to show you what to do if your yarn is of the heathered variety. Many of the steps are the same for the two types, so I will refer you back to […]Read More: Yarny Buttons: Heathered
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 […]Read More: Rustic elegance