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Giraffe

When I decide to make up a new amigurami animal it takes me a while to figure out what style to make it in. Should it have a huge head, somewhat realistic proportions, or should I humanize it by, for…

Flower Earrings

This may be one of the dorkiest things I’ve ever made but I don’t really mind. Indroducing, crocheted flower earrings. They are a little like wearing doilies which is super cool. These are at my store now if you’d like to…

Notes

There are times that I absolutely love being the one that gets to teach my kids. Of course there are other less pleasant moments, like spending bleary eyed hours amassing the equivalence of a  science curriculum that will actually captivate…

Treadle

For the last few years I have been fixing up vintage sewing machines and using them. A dream of mine was to someday own a treadle machine. Meet my new, very old, machine. It is a 1927 Singer class 66…

Flowered Towel

My littlest niece gave me a chance to do what I love to do. Making things for my loved ones is something I treasure. I’ve made these towels before but not with flowers or matching washcloths. If you are interested…

Painting the Kitchen, the How

When I posted about my kitchen I didn’t want to bore you all with the details. Plus, I don’t consider myself an authority on the topic but I have learned from some amazing people over the years and have gone…

A Little Thing

Sometimes I feel the weight of starting again in a new place. The to do list (or more like the “want done” list) is so long. The number of imperfections my detailed eye sees each day is high. I remember…

Crochet Violet

I have loved using the crocheted flower bookmarks I started making a few months ago. They are a quick project and have inspired me to make more flower patterns. Here’s a free pattern for a violet. Please see my copyright…

Not Perfect

You may have heard this story. It is of some people group of long ago with intricate and beautiful handwork. It was said that they purposefully left a flaw in each work of their hands in acknowledgement that they were…

Crocheted Chrysanthymum

It is Spring and I can’t wait to get a garden going. But for now, all my flowers are crocheted. I gave some to my bookworm daughter and she has been loving them. They also made great Christmas presents for…