book review

Book Review: Cut it, Paste it, Sew it

In the spirit of full disclosure, Quarry Publishing sent me this book to review. That being said, I never review a book I don’t enjoy. Cut It, Paste It, Sew It: A Mixed-Media Collage Sourcebook (Quarry Books, September 2010, $17.99, paperback) arrived in the mail and I immediately read it […]

howto - journal

Starching Lace for Non-Traditional Reasons

I’ve been overly fascinated by crochet lately and have started to use it more and more in my paintings.  I’ve working on this particular piece and while I want the crochet to be flat across the painting I do not want a lot of tension on the sides of the […]


October Craft Leftovers Monthly in the Shop!

There are certain things about every month that I love, but I look forward to October more than any I think. Getting fresh apple cider, apples, gourds and squash, honey, jams, apple butter, oh the apple butter from local orchards is always a high point. It’s all so delicious and […]

crochet - patterns & tutorials

Summer Button Treat

I have been wanting to make a new summer head wrap for myself for quite some time. Something that buttoned up, something a little lacy, something red and crocheted. This turned out just right and I am so happy to finally get it written up for you. It’s the perfect compliment to any summer outfit, whether your hair is long or short, up or down it will look just great and keep those wispy hairs out of your eye when running around outside.

journal - knitting - patterns & tutorials

Lacy Knit Wristlet

Ah using up little bits of yarn and little buttons makes me so happy. This week’s pattern uses 1/2 ounce of fingering weight yarn. And 2 to 4 buttons. It knits up pretty fast, and since it’s so small, blocks fast too! Definitely wouldn’t hurt to add some beads in […]