Category: crafting

  • Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: FrankenFabric

    And finished pouches. My sewing machine got a WORKOUT today! I’ve been piecing together FrankenFabrics for a while now. For the longest, I was just piecing pieces, but was inspired by my SUPER talented friend over at Medusa Raptor to use decorative top stitching. It really leveled up my work. Additionally. I’ve made SO MANY […]

  • Plush Bias

    Hi. Welcome back. I spent a lot of time spinning my wheels on patterns that have YET to be released. So I came up with this palette cleanser. No charts. No difficult techniques. Just a quick knit, with an easy to memorize pattern, decedent bulky yarn, and speedy big needles. Not everything needs to be […]

  • A Lost Month.

    That cliché that life comes at you quick? Applicable. Since July, lots of things beyond my control have been happening. Its been difficult. For me and others associated with these events. I don’t want to elaborate. I don’t want to talk about it. I’m trying to radically accept the things that no one can change. […]

  • More Than I Bargained For.

    I’ll admit it. I’m NOTORIOUSLY bad about guestimating the yardage for a crochet blanket. I get burned: EVERY TIME. Back around Christmas, spouse and I were at Ollie’s (a discount liquidator) just wasting time together while the kids were at school. The week’s flyer stated there was Bernat Blanket Yarns for $5 a ball: that’s […]

  • I Blinked.

    And now its mid-June. Its summer break here. And has been for a week. We spent 2 days at the beach, where I got SUNBURN from the back of my knees to the bathing suit line (I’m at the itchy phase). I spent a lot of time in the water (my favorite!!!) and read while […]

  • New! New! New!

    Pattern Releases! I released two patterns this week! Actually, I spent most of Thursday releasing patterns on Ravelry. And part of Friday doing the social media promotion, which is super exhausting. Seriously, social media drains me. People who can promote their businesses and projects daily: I commend you! There must be a secret. But I […]

  • This Wild Life

    Here at my house, the whirlwind of Easter/Spring Break/my first born’s birthday is still in full swing. Easter was the usual TOO MUCH candy. I went to Target and just indiscriminately threw bags into the cart. There was SO much candy that I had to go purchase more reusable plastic eggs, and there are still […]

  • A Weird Thing Happened

    Yesterday, I didn’t knit a stitch. Nor did I crochet or sew or embroider. Its been a pretty atypical week, to be honest. I haven’t gotten in as much time to work on my projects as I usually do. In the time I do have, I’ve been working on the Peablossom Special. I can’t wait […]

  • Reflections on Design.

    I’ve mentioned that I’ve been unofficially designing for almost as long as I’ve been knitting. Creatively exploring my skill boundaries has been fun for me. I get an idea or a shape or a color pattern in my head, and I do my best to try and get it out in yarn. My current WIP/development […]

  • A Year of Projects: Week 33

    Instead of agonizing that it could be “MORE” perfect, I FINALLY released another pattern. TWO in fact! Bellows Mitten In 3 sizes, uses fingering held double to create a marl effect. Perfect for partial skeins: requires 140, 170, 200 yards in each of 2 yarns. Free on Ravelry (until April 8th) with code: chill Right […]