I found this week’s theme for Project 52 a little tougher than last weeks. Since I don’t live a Nick and Nora lifestyle, there isn’t a lot of champagne drinking going on to photograp... Jan 13, 2013 2 Comments
Both Susi and I have plans to clean out and organize our craft spaces this year. She got a good start yesterday, but brought up a problem that we both share. We just can’t throw away those scrap... Jan 11, 2013 7 Comments
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January is National Knit Mitten Month. Since I love to knit mittens, I wanted to do something to honor that, something beyond just designing more pairs of mit... Jan 10, 2013 47 Comments
My Girl is turning 4.
This year, there are lots of opinions about what her birthday should look like, and feature. (Cut to endless flip recordings of her outlining the details.) There were instruction... Jan 09, 2013 4 Comments
It’s National Knit Mitten Month, so let’s celebrate with a new mitten pattern…
After I made my flying pig mittens, my friend Elle of Elle’s New England Kitchen and I were discu... Jan 09, 2013 7 Comments
I really like the modern look of this throw pillow from Crate and Barrel. That strip of black zipper really gives this color block pillow definition, a little bit like a Mondrian.
Zippers have been ... Jan 08, 2013 1 Comment
I fully expected to be wearing my “8 Week” sweater by this point in time, but I’ve got to tell you guys, I’m stuck. The problem is the collar. The pattern had me cast on the ne... Jan 08, 2013 5 Comments
I’ve seen quite a few versions of faux bois (fake wood grain) with a heart of it, letterpress, embroidery (Iron Crafter The Modern Lady did a wonderful version) and so on. I have to say though, ... Jan 07, 2013 3 Comments
I must have been a very good girl over the last year because I was given some very nice presents this Christmas. Of course, a lot of them were craft themed.
The big one was this Tom Bihn Swift knit... Jan 07, 2013 4 Comments
Christmas is over, the New Year’s confetti has been thrown and now the stores are all full of red and pink hearts. Well, if you can’t beat ’em you might as well join ’em. Here&... Jan 04, 2013 1 Comment