Welcome to a new series here on the blog! In my Maker Spotlight series, I'll be highlighting, or--wait for it--spotlighting makers whose work I enjoy. These are not sponsored posts, nor are they hard-hitting reviews. This is just a way for me to share more handmade things that I enjoy. For this inaugural post, the… Continue reading Maker Spotlight: Notes By Post
I'll be spotlighting shops and makers on my blog! I like finding new people to follow, and I hope you will, too. These won't be reviews, so don't expect hard-hitting investigative journalism. Just fun overviews of of things I enjoy.
This go-round, I used the search term "metal flower".
I've been putting off doing this post because I'm sort of embarrassed at what an EPIC FAILURE my yarn diet was the past couple months. I don't even want to post what I bought. I mean, it's not like I had to sell a kidney to pay for it, and there's still room to live… Continue reading Yarn Diet – April & May 2019
I've been in a bit of a slump recently, craftwise. I haven't created anything from scratch lately. However, I have been diligently plugging along on my Arcadia Shawl by Dawn Barker of Chasing Rabbits Fiber. I wanted to finish it in time to wear it out this spring, but as today's forecast is for a high… Continue reading What I’m Working On – May 25, 2019
I did pretty good this month! I did purchase yarn for a project a friend requested, and then I did what I always do and bought some more. (I was at my favorite yarn store! I was supporting the local economy! Are you buying any of this!) I kept it to two skeins of undyed,… Continue reading Yarn Diet – March 2019 Review
Angst. I'm working on angst. This hat, man. It's given me fits. It's for a wonderfully patient and chill friend who is willing to work with me until I get what she wants right. The vertical lines of horizontally worked crochet are a key feature, so I can't do my normal hat construction. Nothing like… Continue reading What I’m Working On – March 17, 2019
As I talked about last month, I've put myself on a yarn diet for 2019 in order to use up some of the excellent and tragically neglected yarn that's already in my stash. So, how'd I do in February? Great! I didn't buy any yarn or craft supplies of any kind (at least since Feb… Continue reading Yarn Diet – February 2019 Review
This week's project is baby beanies. I have several balls of very nice yarn (merino/silk blends, that kind of thing) that are too small to do much else with. They'd make a good striped scrap scarf project but I don't have enough yardage to complete one and I'm not interested in hoarding them for a… Continue reading What I’m Working On – March 2, 2019
To borrow a term from the beauty community, I'm going to shop my stash for projects this year.