The “Easter” Shawl

This one is a winder, so settle in. Travel back with me about decade, when I was but a wee teenager. We went to visit my aunt in Austin, Texas, and these trips mostly included eating fantastic food and shopping. One such shop we were able to fit in was Gauge, one of my first […]

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More Weaving Adventures

You may recall I took a class on tapestry weaving last month, and I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed it so much, I sought out other techniques to try and finished this small piece! Never one to waste handmade fabric, the thought before it was even finished was to make into a little notion pouch. […]

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In Defense of Stash

I’m in a study for new contact lenses. I won’t get into the gritty of it, but these new contacts, at least at this stage, are a bit uncomfortable. With tired eyes, my go-to is heat. I’ll do the trick where you rub your hands together and put your palms over your eyes, but I […]

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A Visit from Patty Lyons

The Sunflower Knitter’s Guild is killing it with these zoom lectures. Franklin Habit was fantastic, and last night, we got to hear from Patty Lyons about yarn substitutions! (The very same Patty Lyons from whom I learned the basics of Portuguese knitting in the spring lockdown). As my friend Alex put it: “You just know […]

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Tips and Tricks: m1l and m1r

My crafting has been made easier (and more fun) by the countless tips and tricks I have picked up over my many years of making. Some of them clicked right away and others took some… years… like this one! I took a class from my good friend Lynn, and she told us we would never […]

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The Knit Darn

As I mentioned when I gave the Speedweve a spin, I do not like classic darning. It take a lot of work to get right, the woven fabric isn’t as stretchy as a knit, and even in you use the same yarn, the repair is fairly obvious. That’s great for visual mending, but some times […]

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A Super Easy Baby Quilt

As I said in Tuesday’s post, I had to bust out a couple of baby gifts for a shower with less than two weeks notice. This coworker is well worth more than one gift, too, so what to do? I chose a nursery-themed toy in a slightly bulky yarn and an old, quick baby quilt […]

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WIP Challenge: January Update

Not off to a great start with the WIP challenge… But I knew this was going to happen. I have the bucket-list shoot coming up this month, and almost all of my craft time has been dedicated to those projects. The plus side to that is almost all of those projects are Queue projects, which […]

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Scrappy Reusable Shopping Bag

If you, like me, were disappointed to not win a bag during ScrapsKC Get to Know Your Customer promotion (or if you just need another shopping bag), have I got a post for you! I’m going to show you how I made my donated bag. It’s big, made with almost zero waste, and you can […]

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Tapestry Weaving

I’ve been on a weaving kick lately. I’m not totally sure why, but it could have something to do with the intense deadline knitting I should be doing instead… I saw on Instagram that the Kansas City Textile Arts Center was offering an online class on tapestry weaving. Truth be told, I did tapestry weaving […]

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