• 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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  • My Mini-Me

    Well, she took more than a weekend, but she’s done! I managed to paint her face – with only one or two paintovers of the eyes.  I started with arcylic paints, and then I switched to pastel pencils.  The pastels didn’t blend as well as I thought they would, and, if I make another one, […]

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  • Yarning Along – Lost in a CAL

    I am a machine.  A crochet machine. I just keep cranking out round after round after round.  Very relaxing.  I have no idea where I’m supposed to be in the CAL, but I think I’m working at a good, steady pace – on pace to run out of yarn, again.  And that’s not to say […]

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  • Well, Hello Dolly

    Spinning the creativity wheel this weekend – whirl! – all signs point to . . . dolls! In my cycle of painting and knitting and crocheting and jewelry making and whatever crafty thing crosses my path – this weekend I’ve landed on the doll square of the crafty board. At first, I was all internetting […]

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  • Yarning Along, Again With the Hook

    When last I left off, I had run out of yarn for my Shetland Trader, Islay. While I sweated it out (literally and figuratively, as the weather has yet to get the message that summer is winding down) waiting for my yarn to arrive from Miss Babs, I decided to do a stash dive, and […]

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  • Back to School-ish

    Ah, it’s that time of year again – when my Facebook feed is flooded with back to school photos, in a parade of endless backpacks and tight ponytails. Aside from the shock I felt when my one crafty Karate Kid niece appeared as a GASP cheerleader in my lead story, it’s all the same old […]

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