One Week in My Hobonichi Techo “Planner”


One week in, and I’ve kept my commitment – journaling everyday in my Hobonichi Techo Planner.  I don’t know how I stumbled upon the Hobonichi – maybe through Facebook, possibly through Instagram, either going down a bullet journal internet sink hole, or maybe a Traveler’s Notebook time dump.  I can’t even tell you why I became intrigued with it –…

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Doing the Drills – Handlettering Practice


Two days in, and I’m good to go with my commitments!  I’ve journaled in my Techo 2 days in a row, and I’ve worked on my handlettering every day for a big fat week! Here’s where I was, doodling with my Sharpie at my desk, waiting for the work bell to ring: And, then I practiced.  I wrote words repeatedly:…

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Buh Bye 2016


2016, I will not miss you.  Yes, there were celebrity deaths that were saddening, but that’s life.  2016, to me, was objectively a really bad year.  If you’re reading this, and you had a fantastic year, great!  I don’t mean to diminish anyone’s triumphs, successes and joys, but honestly, I’ve lost sleep this year about what a crap year  it’s…

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Yarning Along- A Crochet Catch Up and the Fresh Stitches Ami Club


I know, I know, I was all smug about really truly posting yesterday, but I figured that if I waited a day, I could link up with Small Things yarn along – rationalization will get me every time!  If you are popping in from the Yarn Along, and want to read about knitting catch up and the new Kate Davies club, click…

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Yarning Along – It’s All Over But the Neckline


When last we left the cardigan, I was still mad at it. Darn you sweater for making me run out of yarn and lose my place in the chart.  Oh, and make mistakes, that made me rip out, and back and . . . whatever, I’m mad at you, into the closet you go.  I’m seriously considering ripping the whole thing…

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It’s All Over But the Zapping – Eclectic Beaded Crochet Jewelry


As I’ve mentioned a few times, I signed up for Robin Dudley-Howes Eclectic Beaded Crochet Jewelry months ago during an early bird special.  At the time, I had just – and I mean just, I think I got the email about this class maybe a day after I watched the other one – watched a beaded crochet video on Creativebug, but I…

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Yarning Along, Quickly!


Holy Moly, I completed a project with yarn from circa 2007-8!!!  Now that’s a deep plunge into the stash. Frustrated with my Islay Cardigan (recap – I ran out of yarn, bought more yarn, waited for said yarn, forgot where I was in the chart, realized I couldn’t figure out where I was because I had done the decreases for the…

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Still Not a Closer


As predicted, my one-handed, fast and wrong bead glazing and drying technique was a bit of a disaster – I lost a handful of beads that stuck together because they were strung too closely while they were drying.  At least it wasn’t a surprise – it was pretty darn predictable once I had it all strung up – just with only…

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Yarn Along – Head to Head Hippos


Of course, you’ve already met my Ravellenics Hippo, and now meet the knit version, Knit Hippo! How cute are they? KnittyD did an excellent job with her knit hexagons and pentagons – the colors are really beautiful in person – they really sparkle like the jeweltones they are. As you can see, there’s quite a size difference, but I don’t…

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