Category Archives: Crafts

Bizarre Inspiration

Where does inspiration come from?  Do you see a pattern and want to work it?  Does a particular stitch make your fingers itch?   Do you want a particular silhouette and hack patterns to create the garment you want?  Often while … Continue reading

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Snowflake Tree

Finished Snowflake Tree

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NYC Garment District

Apologies for this post being late.  When I finally got a chance to add the pictures yesterday WordPress was having none of that.  Here is a quick(ish) recap of my recent visit to the NYC garment district. Given:  piles of fabric … 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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Mad Art Skills

Check out that bird.  Clearly, my art skills in the drawing department peaked somewhere in middle school.  A and I are trying to adapt to being a twosome while O is at school.  Today we are down to one vehicle … Continue reading

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Vintage Finds: Diverse Treasures

  Antique shops and garage sales have been kind to me this week.  Thursday, on a whim I stopped by a yard sale and found 4 sets of vintage sheets.  Sunday, I probably spent a little too much for few wonderful vintage … Continue reading

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KCW Spring 2016: Kitchen Apprentice

Yesterday O and I watched a video about the city of Kiruna Sweden, which will be moving 3 km down the road.  Then we watched the video featuring a cinnamon bun (O’s pick).  It was the first in a series about Fika, … 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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Blue Edges

My # 8 Perle cotton showed up the day I posted about “Blossoms in Cross-stitch” .  First, a quick trimming away of the extra fabric beyond the hemstitching was necessary. Photo by Katie Tomlinson One skein of perle cotton later (there were … Continue reading

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Speckled Cardi

Fresh off the hook another Swing Set Cardigan from Little Crochet: Modern Designs for Babies and Toddlers by  Linda Permann.  This took a couple of evenings, but was very quick overall.   I followed the 9m-18m instructions, but used worsted weight Perfection … Continue reading

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