Category Archives: crafting

Maker Theory

Many WIPS remain WIPS simply because, they just take too much or too little brain power/set up for my available stitching times.  Are you a crafter and parent of small children?  I have a theory that makers with small children need projects … Continue reading

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Give and Give Again Gifts: Deluxe Addition

Everyone who loves to sew loves to get sewing gifts.  At least I’ve never heard otherwise.  If you found my posts from the last two years  (Give and Give Again Stocking Stuffers for the Sewing Enthusiast and Give and Give … Continue reading

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Happy Pumpkin Season 

During the fabric inventory some lovely rust colored quilting cotton turned up.   It reminded me of one of several stitching projects that have been sitting in a drawer for a few years now.  Each fall/winter I think I’ll get … Continue reading

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KCW Sewing Alternatives

Kid’s Clothes Week  started Monday.  I was still camping with 4 other families.  The plan was to come home, put my pattern together while washing my fabric, then sew begin sewing on Tuesday while responsibly doing all of the laundry from camp (which turned out … Continue reading

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Finishing Year: News from the UFO Landing Zone

Spring cleaning is more thorough this year.  Out with the old, to make room for the new.  Having two small children has meant less time, changing crafts and a changing me.  I’m reveling in donating and even in throwing out … Continue reading

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Technique Neophyte: Dueling Coasters

The joys (or hand cramps) of being new again.  In the last week I’ve had a lessons in two new techniques.  The first was in Tunisian crochet.  The basic stitch is easy, but requires concentration, which leads to tension and very … Continue reading

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Vintage Finds: Vintage Linens Collection

Do you have vintage linens?  Have you ever stitched linens?  When people see me working on a pillowcase, they often share a story about stitching linens when they were small or crocheting miles of lace edging.  It’s been a while since … Continue reading

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