Guys, it's cold. Like, so cold. Stupid cold. It's currently 1 degree F, with a wind chill of -11. My project of the moment is a lace-weight silk and mohair scarf, but I can't stop thinking about afghans. Both in a "will someone please cover me up with one" way, as well as a "I… Continue reading Brr!*
In writing this, it's become clear to me that my goal for 2019 is to be more intentional...
I was fortunate enough to get several custom orders this month, and that's taken up a lot of my time. I mean the time not spent wrangling a two year old, which isn't a lot. I'm halfway done with my last custom crochet order, and I'm looking forward to working on some new projects. I… Continue reading Whew!
This month has been all about baby blankets! I'm working on an order for two custom baby afghans, as well as one that I'm designing for my Etsy shop. You can see pictures of that one in progress on my Instagram. I've mentioned this before, I think, but baby blankets are probably my favorite projects.… Continue reading What I’m Working On
Happy October! I love fall, Halloween, and, the holiest of all days in my calendar, my birthday. We're less than 8 hours in and I've already made a pumpkin spice cake. The month is off to a good start! I'm also working on my favorite kind of project--baby blankets. I have an order for two… Continue reading Favorite Month, Favorite Project
I have a lot of pattern books. Stitch collections, patterns, and vintage patterns I got from my mom, my grandma, and thrift stores. I have a lot of other books, too. My husband has books. My kid has approximately 40 billion books. And, I have a small house. A lot of my books are stored,… Continue reading Pattern Book Chaos
I was lucky to get the very basic of the basics of how to crochet from my grandma and mom, but the rest of my craft skills are self-taught. Since I pre-date the internet and YouTube (*horrified gasp*), much of what I've learned came from books, kit instructions, and trial and error. I learned you… Continue reading The Torture Blanket
A lot of us who craft have stories about a beloved older relative or friend introducing us to something that's become a lifelong love. I was always asking my grandma what she was working on and if I could watch her crochet. Now that I have my own daughter, I hope we can share moments… Continue reading Crafting with Kids
Search results. We've likely all typed in a simple phrase and been overwhelmed by the response. That's par for the course on Google, but what about Etsy? Depending on what term you use to search, there's often an embarrassment of options to choose from. I don't know about you, but I don't have the time,… Continue reading Etsy Search – 5 of 3/4ths