• My Low End High End Ragdoll – Making a Jess Brown Doll

    As I mentioned, I decided that before I start winging it with my own patterns, I thought I’d make some tried and true patterns to get the hang of construction and popular aesthetic.  So, over the weekend, I downloaded Jess Brown’s Making of a Ragdoll. Before I downloaded the book, I did check out a hard copy at […]

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  • Happy Friday!

    In a civil suit, a party can introduce evidence of habit, pattern, practice, etc., to prove conformity – for instance, if the question is whether you did laundry at 2:00 p.m. on July 6, 2014, to prove that you did, you could introduce evidence that every single Sunday you do laundry at 2:00 p.m., so […]

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  • A One Hour Basket in An Evening

    My last one hour basket took oh so much time.    Two days.  But, that was due to aggravation, and ripping out more than anything else.  I’m not sure I would have made another one, but I was already signed up for the One Hour Basket Swap 2 on Instagram, and I was committed. That didn’t stop me from […]

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  • Just a Stitch Journal

    As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been struggling with a process v. product dilemna. On one hand, I really enjoy hand embroidery, and the process of crazy quilting. On the other hand, I have no use for hand embroidered/crazy quilted finished objects. As a solution, I thought, well, I’ll combine it, sort of, with another hobby, bookbinding […]

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  •   Crazy Quilt Progress

    I could be working on my giant Sophie’s – both of them. I could cast on some of my Maryland Sheep & Wool yarn. Or, I could even finish something I already have on needles. And, if I did one of those things, one of those sensible things, I would either have or be on […]

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  • Call Me Crazy Quilter

    As you may remember, I’ve been working on this Rebecca Rinquist sampler: Pretty, right? The buttonhole stitch is finally sticking! And, I’ve added the chain stitch, and the detached chain stitch/lazy daisy to my repetoire. Great! Now what? Well, I am always a sucker for a sale, so when Crafty’s put all of it’s classes on […]

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  • Embroidery Sampler Check In

    Progress!  Here’s my issue though – the stitches aren’t sticking.  And, what I mean by that is, they’re not sticking to my brain.  With knitting and crochet, I generally watch a tutorial once, and that’s it – it sticks, it imprints in my crafty memory, and I never have to watch it again (except for kitchener stitch, […]

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  • Let the Stitching Begin!

    And I’m off! Actually, any kind of racing analogy is a bad one when you’re talking about embroidery. Embroidery truly is a slow, contemplative exercise, and if it weren’t for the threading of the teeny tiny needle, it would be completely zen-like. This is the sampler from Creativebug’s beginning embroidery class with Rebecca Ringquist. Rebecca […]

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  • Danger! Danger! A New Craft Approaches

    Hark!  Is that a new crafty project I hear knocking on my door? Could it be that I’m going to finally start the Rebecca Ringquist sampler I bought months and months ago for Creativebug’s  Beginner Embroidery Sampler Class? Could be! Stay tuned.

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