• 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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  • Rumors of a Bead Fail Are Greatly Exaggerated

    So, when last I left you, I promised to show you my bead fail.  Ah, I had such little confidence in myself!  Shame on me! As I’ve mentioned before, my craft pursuits are usually the result of a tiny spark that leads to a stream of seemingly unrelated ideas – for instance, photography lead to image […]

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