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Cell Phone Bag

My friend Joy asked me to make a small bag for son who wanted a small satchel for his cell phone. I used some acrylic yarn from my stash. This was an improv project though I may write up a pattern for this in the future. Name: Cell Phone Bag Pattern Source: Improv Craft: Knitting Yarn: Stash yarn Needle Size: […]

Corkboard Wall

A version of this tutorial was previously published on Think Crafts! After I made my Wine Cork Corkboard for my office Josh asked if I would make one for our hallway. I decided to make us a full corkboard wall instead! Since I had a larger space I was able to create a more stylized design which includes curves and […]

Creative Mending

My Creative Mending class is my favorite class to teach. Students bring in clothing in various states of disrepair and we find creative ways to fix the problem. Beth brought in this mohair sweater that had multiple moth holes. The pencils are pointing out two holes. I found some mohair woven fabric that coordinated nicely. The class collaborated and we […]

Forest Jewels

My latest handspun was taken off the wheel just as summer was ending. The slightly variegated tones of the green roving remind me of our garden in bloom. The acrylic yarn is some novelty yarn I had in my stash. To me it looks like flowers woven around leaves. This skein was a pleasant spin. Though I tried for consistency, […]

Garden Delights

Josh and I have been busy in our garden. When he suggested planting corn I was skeptical. But we’ve had a great crop this season. We got some cross-pollinated kernels which was not part of the plan. Next year we’ll plant more strategically. The purple corn is so gorgeous I put one on the mantlepiece for display. Josh has been […]

Fall Art Classes

Fall semester at the Pendleton Center for the Arts will be starting in September. This time around I’ll be teaching students how to make pincushions, monsters, and fridge magnets. Plus my popular Creative Mending class will return as well. To reserve your spot, you can call the arts center at 541-278-9201. Alternatively, you can sign up for my newsletter for […]

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 […]

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