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A Busy Busy Week Ahead

 Wow, February already and it promises to be a very busy week ahead.I've already started moving into my new business home ... I think it may be a slow process but know it's just the right move.I'm continuing to hold Make With sewing classes in the Tecton Art Centre but I'll have my office upstairs with all the Classic Silks fabrics accessible and be surrounded by all the inspirational creations from other artists & crafters.  No more trying to remember to bring everything to class ... it's all going to be under one roof....more

Raige Missed Her B-Day!

Raige Missed Her B-Day! I was just enjoying getting lost on my blog.{does anyone else ever do that? click on the 'you might also like' posts at the end of the blog and find old posts, old pictures, marvel at how good some posts are, how bad others are??}...more

Stepping Back into the Garden

Fifteen weeks ago, our lives changed forever, as Baby A made her arrive three days late.  At seven pounds, fourteen ounces she was, from the first, a delightful little snuggler.  Now that we’ve settled back into our life together, and after much deliberation about whether this was the place to do it or whether I should start a new blog more devoted to the changes our life and lifestyle have taken, I’ve decided to return to the garden, not because everything is the same or because all of the pieces will fit as nicely and logically as they used to, but because this is the place wher...more

Project Dogway Part 2

Hooray! I got a new car battery, therefore I was able to find some fleece! The fabric department of my least favorite store was a bust so I ended up buying two cheap fleece throws from A.C Moore. The throws were the perfect size and price. $4 compared to the $10 a yard of fleece costs at the store....more

Project Dogway

It should come as no surprise that my dogs can be a bit of a pain in the cold weather. Quinn especially.Once the temperature gets below about 50 degrees, E & Q will shiver, burrow into their cavebeds and refuse to go outside. This leaves me no choice but to be one of those people who sews clothes for their dogs. I’d be ashamed, but you should see my fabric stash. I need to use this fabric somehow!I started out with a store-bought pattern and made some adjustments for a whippet’s weird body shape....more

Something for Me!

Something that I haven't blogged about?  New knits for me.  That's because I haven't made any in almost two years.  I've worked on lots of presents for others, but haven't used my hobby to add to my wardrobe in awhile.  I decided to change that recently, so I worked on a few things for myself.  The first is a pair of fingerless mitts....more

TUTORIAL: From Remnant to Striped Infinity Scarf

I love scarves! It’s the easiest fashion accessory for the person who wants to add a little color without breaking the bank....more

Featured Artisan ~ Jazz It Up With Designs by Nancy

This week, we have more beautiful jewelry and fiber items by Nancy, a talented creator from Massachusetts.  Nancy says: ...more

A Perfectly Cold Day

Today it's cold.  Again.  Really cold. 18 degrees.  Actually, around here, lately, that's warm....more

Too Too Cute

I haven't been blogging much the last few weeks because it's been hard to get time during the day to sit down with my laptop (my baby is a champion nighttime sleeper, but has no interest in naps -- in fact, I'm watching her wake up from this one on the monitor now after less than half an hour), but I have been crafting.  I've figured out how to do some things while I feed her and I've been stealing time at night to do the rest....more
kirstinknits Ha ha - using two different sizes has happened to me too!  So frustrating.  These ...more