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Now accepting custom orders!

The Handmades Shop is open for business, and I will be accepting custom orders for the next few weeks only! If you have been waiting for the chance to have custom crochet hooks made (or other polymer goodies), now is the time. I would love to create something special for you! This will probably be your only opportunity to order before the holidays. Come see the new patterns ♥

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Almost time…

I’m getting ready to re-open the Handmades Shop for custom orders. Today, that meant sweeping up some of the virtual cobwebs and updating the stock on the shelves. I concentrated mostly on the Crochet Hook section. Remember that handful of hooks I made at the Clayathon back in January? Well, I finally photographed them properly […]

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Rhinebeck and Down Cellar

Somehow I found myself throwing a change of clothes in a bag and flying down the highway at 10pm tonight. I was all set to enjoy a typical Friday night: I’d probably brew a warm beverage, put on a British mystery, and knit a few more inches on my Milady vest. But somehow, somehow, I […]

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My approach to doing production work has always been the same: get excited about an idea, work on it for three weeks straight, burn out, close my custom shop, resist all efforts to bring me out of retirement until I get excited about another idea. Lather, rinse, repeat. Well, I thought I should try something […]

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Knitting Loom Picks and Steel Crochet Hooks

I evicted the sewing machine from the dining room this week and pulled out my claythings for the Fall making season. As you may have already read, I’m making custom crochet hooks again. Also pens. And buttons. [subliminal message: think holiday gift-giving for your crafty friends!] This year I am also introducing something else I think […]

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Day Two

As in, Day Two of me being home alone for the first time in – literally – months. My 7th-grader and 4th-grader started school yesterday, and I’ve been spending my time doing laundry, food shopping, catching up on business email, knitting a tiny sweater, and getting my calendar populated with everybody’s work and school schedules. […]

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