MATERIALS Bernat Maker Outdoor Stripes, Bulky 5 weight (68% Acrylic / 32% Nylon, 249 yards / 228 meters, 8.8 oz / 250 g) Fresh Teal Stripe, 1 skein Tunisian Hook US L/8mm, (Optional normal crochet hook of similar size for edging) Notions: Scissors, Needle GAUGE 9 pattern stitches & 12 rows = 5” […]
The Artist’s Way, A Read-Along, Will you join me?
This post may contain affiliate links. With no change to your shopping experience, it helps me support this blog. Through one of my clients, I have discovered Matt at A Boy and Bunting. He is beginning a read along with the book The Artist’s Way, which is about developing your own creativity. Personally, I haven’t […]
How to make Pompoms & Tassels: My best tips and tricks.
My second of 3 guest posts on Underground Crafter is now live! Follow the link to see all my best tips and tricks for making big, firm fluffy pompoms. CLICK HERE If you’re so inspired, you’re ready to get your own pompom makers and start making poms right away, try one of these affiliate links […]
Day 3 at CGOA
Be sure to catch up on Day 1 & Day 2 at CGOA! What a great conference!!! Anywhere where I have to pack an extra bag to take home yarn is a great place! The fact that half that yarn was free?!?! Even better! (Yes, I know I paid to be at the conference, just […]
Day 2 at CGOA
Be sure to check out my post about Day 1 and see the awesome haul I got from the marketplace! Day 2, Fantastic. My body must still be on some Central time because I woke up at 5:50 here. I guess, technically, that would be like sleeping in, if I were at home and it […]
Day 1 & CGOA
(Be sure to continue the journey with me and view Day 2 and Day 3 updates.) Today has been amazing. I have met so many bloggers that I have admired for years, and they hugged me!!!! Kathy Lashley hugged me like she knew me! I can’t even tell you how many ELK Studio patterns I’ve […]
Going to CGOA – Packing
The real packing has begun. Wednesday, I will fly out of Houston and arrive in Portland at an un-Godly hour. My body will feel like it’s 2:30 AM. Please pray that I’m able to sleep on the plane. There’s been a whole level of anxiety just about the flight, what’s safe to take, how to […]
How to Measure Gauge video
Are your crochet pieces turning out the wrong size? Did you follow instructions but your adult hat barely fits a child? Did you write a pattern for size small and now your customer wants size large? You need to measure your gauge!!! But how do we measure gauge correctly? Why does it matter? If you’re […]
Going to CGOA, Part 3, etc.
I haven’t had a random update in a while. So, here goes. I have accomplished step 3 in the going to CGOA list. I bought my plane ticket!! Wow, there were some pitiful options by the time I was getting mine. Like leaving at midnight or arriving at 2 AM, or 12 hour layovers. […]
Fiducia Clutch on Underground Crafter
Here’s another big surprise! This is the first of 3 guest posts I will write for Underground Crafter. This one was a labor of love but it gave me tons of ideas for more projects. UPDATE: Maybe I should actually give you the link! I’ve been Tech Editing a lot lately, which has cut into […]