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The G-word We Must Stop Talking About

When we last spoke, it was a week before Christmas.  Now it is almost a week past New Year's.  So, how to tell you about the last three weeks?  Probably a list.Top of the list is that we are yet again emerging from a germ fest in this house, and hoping it is the last of the season.  That is all I will say about the total annoying-ness of crappy germs that keep coming around and bothering us and messing with holidays and vacations....more

How to Create a Yarn Weaving on Your Art Journal

I'm sure the inside is of your 2015 journal this year will be covered with pretty pictures, amazing ideas and gorgeous drawings … but what about the cover? ...more

Knitted sweather

This I finished just a weak ago. It took a little bit longer than I expectet. Now I want to make one more, to do some adjustments. It is my own design. I hope to be able to have the pattern in Raverly after the adjustments....more

Vintage Pajama Sew-Along Part 1

Carla of Tiny Angry Crafter is hosting the Vintage Pajama Party Sew-Along. Here’s part 1 of my project for this sew-along.View Post...more

A Vintage Style Peasant Dress For Layla

Practice run of making a vintage style peasant dress for little Layla, helps identify some fitting issues in the sleeves.View Post...more

12 Crafting Days of Christmas - Mid-Madness Wrap-Up

     The days are ticking by...5 days until Christmas! Anyway, as it was last year, I have but a few days left to finish crafting and it will not be nearly enough time to complete what I had planned. So, here's my mid-madness wrap-up. If I don't remind myself of what we've completed in our home this month, I will continue to stress out over what still needs to be done.  Here's a peek at our mania Christmas-y goodness....more

Wedding Needle to Fabric

The history of quilts as utilitarian items stretches back thousands of years. In fact, the word quilt is adapted from the French cuilte, which grows out of the Latin culcita (“a stuffed sack”)....more

Last Weekend, This Week, This Weekend

The craziness of this time of year is catching up to me.  I was going to show you a post about my busy knitting class weekend that I had LAST weekend. And then last weekend happened and now this weekend is coming to an end.  I think from here on out, possibly, maybe, things may be calming down a little.  Maybe.  Possibly....more

Crocheting Caps for Cancer Patients with Love

This is a very different post for me, because I have an important story to tell you today! I'm about to tell you how I came to the decision that I needed to do something for cancer victims who are bravely going through chemotherapy today and every day. A few weeks ago, I was thinking about an old friend, someone I loved, who bravely fought her own battle with cancer, but in the end, lost. Actually, I think about her all the time because I miss her so much. So often, I want to pick up the phone to tell her some news or just talk, but of course, I can't!...more

A Very Cherrieful Outfit

After purchasing this lovely fabric with embroidered cherries on it I knew I was going to make a very cherrieful outfit.View Post...more