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Summer Spinning

Summer in Eastern Oregon was pretty intense this year, as it was in a lot of Oregon, even Portland. Yet I managed to get some spinning down thanks to our basement. These skeins are a ply of Pancake and Lulu roving and Plotulopi yarn that Josh brought me back from Iceland years ago.   Plying the two together gave me […]

Twilly23 plushies now in Eastern Oregon

I’m happy to announce that my plushies are now for sale at Pendleton Foundation Trust Fine Craft Gallery! Located in the Pendleton Center for the Arts, there are lots of talented artists featured. I’m so excited to be part of this creative community. I’m becoming known as an upcycled maker and was recently gifted two felted sweaters. These guys were […]

Lotus Flowers…assemble.

We’ve been getting intense temps in Oregon. It was 110 today! Josh and I have been surviving thanks to a small window AC and Marvel movies. Despite the heat, I’ve gotten some knitting progress made. My blue blanket is finished and was an utter joy to knit. (Except I didn’t weave in my ends as I went. Lesson learned!) This […]

Owl Plushie

Earlier this year I designed a new plushie. Owls were appearing in numerous forms suddenly so I channeled that energy into a new design. Like my other plushies, these owls are made from upcycled sweaters. The buttons, felt eyes and bows are also upcycled. Combining different patches of sweater material makes each plushie a unique item with its own personality. […]

Tooth Fairy

My latest design is a spin on a tooth fairy pillow. I decided to take it literally and created a tooth with wings. On the back there is a pocket for the all important tooth/money exchange. It’s large enough to slip in a folded up dollar for more valuable wisdom teeth. The tooth fairies are made from upcycled sweaters. If […]

Tunicam Cattus

My newest design is a cat named Tunicam Cattus (Latin for Tunic Cat). It’s made from upcycled sweaters. I’m selling both finished cat plushies and DIY kits for you to make your own. Both finished cats and kits use upcycled sweaters, yarn and buttons. You can buy both at Salty Teacup in Portland.

Draft Blocker

A version of this pattern was previously published on Think Crafts! We’re deep into winter and the air is chilly. If you live in an older house you may have doors that let in the cold. Make this easy draft blocker to keep your home cozy warm. DIFFICULTY LEVEL Beginner MATERIALS Fabric Stuffing Ribbon DIRECTIONS Measure the width of your […]

More Monsters

There’s a new gang of Twilly23 monsters on the prowl. I’ve been playing with yarn weight to increase the size. This monster is several inches taller than my original size. Embellishments are my favorite part of the process. Little details can create such unique personalities. Felt eyes are fun but I’m really grooving on using buttons lately. These monsters are […]

A Return To Spinning

I got the most wonderful present for Solstice last year. This beauty is an Ashford Kiwi 3 and a double treadle, my favorite. It’s been years since I’ve spun and I’m ecstatic to be back at the wheel again. She’s a gem to spin and I’ve named her Arachne. She’ll help me strive for greatness. And remind me to humble […]

Spinning Karma

I’m so proud to share that Josh’s novel is published! It’s available for purchase through the publisher Camphor Press or at Amazon. Spinning Karma A reluctant American spiritual leader, A fake viral video, A media-driven propaganda war between America and China that spirals out of control. Spinning Karma is the East-Collides-With-West farce the world needs – and deserves – now. […]