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Wine Cork Corkboard

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 […]

Knitting WIPs

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 […]

Art Progress

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 […]

Autumn Rose Yarn

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 […]

Cat Fur Needle Case

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 Art Classes

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.

Chicken Egg

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 […]

A Surprise Gift

A few months ago I received a surprise offer of a free loom. As a knitter and spinner, I was instantly intrigued. Years ago I dabbled in weaving with a table loom. It was enjoyable but I was in school at the time so I still learning to spin so didn’t explore weaving very deeply. Thinking this new loom would […]

Yarn Memory Jar

A version of this pattern was previously published on Think Crafts! Knitting and sewing both create lots of fiber scraps. Instead of throwing them away, why not upcycle them? A pretty glass jar lets you display fiber scraps of your past projects. This tutorial will show you how to create your own yarn memory jar. Craft Misc. Crafts Difficulty Beginner […]

Hungry Hungry Monster Hat

My Hungry Hungry Monster Hat knitting pattern is now available for purchase! Monsters turn regular accessories into a fashion event. The whimsical nature of this design means you’ll get random smiles when you wear this hat outside. And maybe even a few high fives! These hats are fun to knit and are very customizable. There’s no wrong way to make […]

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