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Blue Blanket Beginnings

I’m finally getting back to my lotus pond blanket. The last time I worked on this was when Josh and I were housesitting in Boston. That feels so long ago! 2020 has been a long year. The blanket part will be blue to represent water. I thought about buying new yarn but a persistent theme of this year was working […]

Knit Gift Purse

A version of this pattern was previously published on Think Crafts! The holidays are here. Need a quick handmade gift? I had a last minute gift to make and managed to crank this purse out over a weekend. If you need a gift and have little time make this purse. I wrote this pattern as simply as possible to help […]

Crochet Flower Ring

An earlier version of this tutorial was published on Think Crafts! Winter is here but you can still keep summer blooms alive with this crochet flower ring. CRAFT Crochet DIFFICULTY Beginner MATERIALS Yarn (Whatever type reminds you of summer) Crochet Hook (Appropriate for chosen yarn) Button Yarn needle Elastic Thread PATTERN NOTES CO: Cast on Ch: Chain SC: Single crochet […]

Renovare Monstrum

I’ve created a new monster pattern! This time it’s a sewing pattern kit that comes with instructions and all the materials you need to make your own monster. The precut fabric is made from upcycled sweaters. The felt, yarn, ribbon and buttons are all upcycled as well. I’ve chosen the name of this kit to reflect these materials being reused […]

Primum Monstrum

My knitting pattern Primum Monstrum (Latin for First Monster) is now available for purchase! You can buy the pattern on Ravelry here. Don’t have a Ravelry account? No worries, it will be listed on Etsy as well. This post will be updated when that listing is live.

Vote 2020!

My great grandmother Flo was a suffragette. I’m told that men hit her with brooms as she marched for the right to vote. One threw a brick that struck her head. And yet she persisted. This year the phrase “the most important election in our lifetime” has been popping up almost everywhere I look. And while this election is absolutely […]

Coastal Yarn

Last month Josh and I took a trip out to the Oregon coast. We met up with friends who will soon be moving out of state. It was a perfect day for kite flying and for making memories. Josh found gluten free clam chowder and ordered us take out. It was delicious! While there I visited a local yarn shop. […]

Swift Bag Holder

This post was previously published on Think Crafts! If you knit or crochet you likely have a lot of yarn. I know I do! Skeins of yarn are pretty to look at but yarn cakes are great to knit with and easier to store. I use my Swift every time I buy new yarn. Swifts are great but they’re an […]

Upcycled Arm Warmers

I’ve been a fan of the artist Katwise for years. Her coats are works of art! She graciously sells pattern tutorials for both her upcycled coats and arm warmers. Recently I made myself a pair out of old tshirts. They turned out so cute! I’ll definitely be making more. One of them had the phrase “Enlighten Up” which I positioned […]

Crochet Cat Bed

An earlier version of this tutorial was published on Think Crafts! Want to make a special present for that beloved furball in your life? While this cat bed won’t guarantee your cat will stop napping on your computer (mine hasn’t) it will give your cat a special place to sleep all her own. Craft Crochet Difficulty Beginner Materials Fun Fur […]