Wherein I show-and-tell a couple of cardigans and tell you about my new knitting pattern.Read More: Introducing the Fireside Cardigan
It’s summer, so naturally I have gotten in the mood to supplement my handmade wardrobe. There was once a time when I loved sewing and I did quite a bit of it, but now I see it more as a means to an end. I love having a handmade wardrobe, and the most efficient way to add to it is to spend a few nights sewing. So, once or twice a year I do that.Read More: Two Dresses. And Then Two More.
A crocheted Google Home Mini cozy has the potential to muffle the sound, interfere with the microphone, and make it impossible to see the LEDs. In other words, it may cripple the device’s ability to function as a smart speaker. I don’t care about these things, though, and if you don’t either, come and learn how to make a cozy for your own Mini.Read More: Google Home Mini Cozy
I recently decided that it would be fun to make myself a scarf or a cowl that was reminiscent of the granny square sweater my great-grandmother crocheted for my mother in the 1960’s. Here’s how that went.Read More: Vintage-Inspired Granny Square Neckwarmer
The fourteenth South Jersey Clayathon is happening in 2019. I’ve been to all of the previous 13 except for two of them. Here’s a retrospective of everything I’ve made, and the experiences I’ve had from year to year. Enjoy!Read More: Clayathon: a Retrospective
There’s a reason why I named this pattern the Everyday Cardigan. It’s the perfect, non-fussy design to wear to work over a blouse, to put on over a t-shirt while hanging out at home, or to pair with a swingy knit dress for a weekend party. I’ve knit several, but this is only the second one I’m keeping for myself. It’s tweedy, and exactly what I was looking for!Read More: It’s a Cardigan you can wear Everyday
Taryn is a textured worsted weight shawl, knit in four colors, each with its own stitch pattern (Garter, Alternating Welted Leaf, Irish Moss, and Stockinette). It works up in an asymmetrical triangle shapeRead More: Introducing Taryn
This weekend,the 15 year old and I went to the Great Swamp in the rain. His idea. “Bring the camera,” he said. It was wet, unsurprisingly, and we had the entire place to ourselves. I don’t think that has ever happened to us before. It was nice. And a tiny bit creepy.Read More: Moody Swamp
I needed some new tops to wear to work, so I went back to my old, easy standby: Built by Wendy, Simplicity 3835. I’ve been sewing this pattern for 11 years! It’s the first shirt I learned to sew, and it’s still the easiest. It’s got nothing in the way of shaping, so no fussy darts to mess with. And the simple pattern shapes are easy to modify.Read More: She sews!
For me, half the fun of photography is in transforming a dull, straight-out-of-the-camera (SOOC) photo into something with some oomph! This is especially true since I started shooting in RAW four years ago. Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets are essential to my editing flow, and they save me so much time. I decided it was about time I share!Read More: Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets