My friend Kristin and I took a trip to Chicago this weekend, and this wasn’t just any trip. We were there to attend the Chicago International Tea Festival, and it was amazing. That said, most of our time was booked, but we had to squeeze in a visit to the closest yarn shop. Yarnify! is […]Read More Yarnify!
Halloween is one of my all time favorite holidays. And sure, now I hand out the candy instead of ask for it, but I love the movies, the treats, and most of all, the costumes! Of course, fiber artists are usually pressed into service to create the perfect costume. I do have one handmade costume […]Read More Happy Halloween!
InkedManKnitter on Instagram had a fantastic post this summer. He was learning different Tunisian crochet in little squares, crocheting a border, and using them as reusable face wipes! It was such a genius idea, I had to do a version of my own: It’s a great opportunity to keep those one-time-use cotton rounds out of […]Read More Eco Face Wipes
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and I had fully intended to have this sample to The Studio well before now. Better late than never, right? The pattern is Memory and Dedication by my good friend Kristin of Kristinistic Designs. Not only is it a great pattern, but it supports a great cause as well. […]Read More Let Me Finish: Breast Cancer Awareness Edition
It was time, once again, for the annual trek to Branson, Missouri for the Silver Dollar City Harvest Craft Festival. They switched it up a bit this year, though, and we’ll get to that later. There were still less fiber artists than I would like, but more than last year! Fellow Kansan Von Rhodes of […]Read More Craft Days and Pumpkin Nights
If you missed Cyndi’s first Ireland post, you can find it here. Emma graciously allowed me to return with another installment of Irish Adventures. We saw so many incredibly beautiful and fascinating things, and met so many implausibly beautiful and fascinating people. It truly is a magical place. Back in the early stages of planning, […]Read More More Irish Adventures
And another season comes to a close! This long weekend, I met: A woman who started crying in the booth because the prices were “unreasonable.” Another woman who walked by my demo, pointing at me, saying “That is a massive pain in the ass.” A man, who came up to the very modern Spinolution Echo […]Read More Adventures at the Ren Fest 2019: Final Weekend