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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. These items are now available in my shop. 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 […]

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. […]

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 up-cycled sweaters. The felt, yarn, ribbon and buttons are all up-cycled 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 […]

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