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What do I mean by Millefiori Canes?

I know that many of you are here because of your interest in the yarny or fabricky things I do, and that sometimes when I talk about my work in polymer, you might not really get what I’m saying. It’s ok. Every craft has its lingo, and sometimes you just need somebody to clarify a […]

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Some for me, some for you?

Before Christmas I showed you how I went down a crazy path, and made a whole set of coordinating crochet hook handles for myself.  What I never told you was that I tried to use one of the hooks a few hours later, and it was terrible. I’ve heard people say that they are fiercely […]

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Sanded, buffed, and pooped.

Whew.  Another great clayathon under my belt.  I really have to make sure that I pull my clay supplies out of hibernation more often this year.  In 2010 there were only four times I did any major claywork.  I think the first step is to make my supplies much more accessible.  Setting up and tearing […]

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Weave Cane

I’m checking in from the Clayathon.  I made it here in one piece yesterday afternoon, and after about an hour of dithering about, wondering what I should make first, I dove into shawl pins, buttons, and barrettes in two patterns: Grayscale Weave and Swamp Weave.  (Those are the barrettes up there.  The green one got […]

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Starting to look like a sweater

Don’t you think?  Once I finish the ribbing at the bottom,  I’ll just need to add the sleeves and the ruffle, and lastly the closure.  The closure is supposed to be crocheted ties, but I am thinking a shawl pin might be a fun option. As luck would have it, I am currently holed up […]

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Half dead battery

Greetings from the Clayathon, where I’m making canes… …and pens… …and buttons… …and barrettes… …and typing to you with less than 15 minutes left on my laptop battery.  Note to self: next trip, don’t forget the power cord!  Note to Melanie: thanks for letting me borrow yours to recharge my battery today! This is everything […]

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