A version of this tutorial was previously published on Think Crafts! A bulletin board is a useful tool for your crafty space. I decided to get creative and make my own out of upcycled wine corks. You can save your corks or hit up thrift stores for a big bag to make your own. This tutorial shows you how to […]
More knit monsters are coming to life. Soon I’ll have enough to put up in my shop. More details on that soon! Back in February I was all set to knit this sweater. I knit some swatches, got gauge and then promptly moved onto other pursuits. This was the same month that a gift loom arrived so that could definitely […]
Begin Again is buzzing along. I’ve added building details from beads I had in my stash. A friend gave me some sparkly embroidery thread and it was just what I needed. The inspiration originally After I finish detailing the buildings I’ll work on the sky. Maybe it will be done after that? Time will tell! My artwork Find Your Way […]
These skeins are my latest handspun. July is too hot to spin most nights so I’m happy to have gotten these done before the temps got too high. This roving came from my Pancake and Lulu fiber club subscription. I wasn’t thrilled with this particular palette so I experimented with plying. The orange yarn ply makes the colors pop more […]
A version of this pattern was previously published on Think Crafts! If you’re a cat owner you know how much fur cats can shed. My cat Ursula is a long haired cat who enjoys brushing every day. One day I pulled fur off of her brush and tried needle felting it. It felted wonderfully so I decided to make something […]
Summer classes are happening at the Pendleton Center for the Arts! If your mending pile has grown out of control, bring it down to my Creative Mending Class. We’ll patch it up in style. My Monster Making classes were super fun. Fall term will include monster, fridge and mending classes. You can sign up for my classes here.
Years ago there was a great magazine named Craft. It was filled with a wide range of crafty tutorials and articles but a pattern by Anna Hrachovec particularly caught my eye. Named “Which Came First?,” the pattern was for a reversible plushie that was both an egg and a chicken. I fell in love with the pattern immediately. Its name […]