November Highlights

How was your Halloween? Was it spooktacular? Bootastic? Witchsome? Yeah, I’m out of spooky puns… 👻

September Highlights

So, here we are, a week into January—er, I mean, September—and we’re less than four months away from Christmas. Usually, by now I’d have a gift list and probably even have half the items already on the way. This year, it’s proving very difficult to get excited about something that I love but that is…

August Highlights

You probably hear this a lot, but how in the double heck kitty sticks did it get to halfway through August already? Actually, never mind that. How are we only four months away from Christmas 2020?

July Highlights

I’ve been transferring projects out of my Ravelry notebook here to my blog. I’m using the Portfolio section so you won’t be inundated with notifications every time I make a tiny adjustment or update my WIP notes, but that also means I won’t get to show off. Hence, a new (to me) post type: monthly…

Ravelry May Cause Harm

Ravelry switched over to a new site theme on the 16th of June, 2020. Unfortunately for many users, this new look is triggering migraines, headaches, eye strain, seizures and other visual disturbances, as well as physical strain in the wrists. Whether they normally suffer from these types of things or not, people are reporting medical…

Mollie’s Challenge: Party Bear

By the time I started working on this cute little party bear (from issue #100 of Mollie Makes), my enthusiasm for this challenge had begun to seriously dwindle. The projects were getting harder — a deliberate choice on my end, but still a choice that made it difficult to maintain my commitment.     And…

Mollie’s Challenge: Hoop Art

I’ve been both looking forward to this one and dreading it: there are so. many. French. knots. If you’re an embroiderer, cross-stitcher, or anyone with any experience at all with needle and thread, you’ll understand why that’s a bad thing.     For everyone else: French knots are the bane of hand-sewers everywhere.

Mollie’s Challenge: Toucan Keyring

Ladies and gentlemen, the craft kit that started it all: the toucan keyring from issue #94 of Mollie Makes. You know, the back issue I bought because I just had to have it? Because, while flamingos are my official obsession (of tropical theme, anyway), I love toucy-toucies almost as much? Yeah. And then I let it sit on…

Mollie’s Challenge: Mini Pennant

So, my self-imposed Mollie’s Challenge begins! I wasn’t sure which kit to start with, but felt like doing something that didn’t require too much thought. (I’m currently working on two patterns that involve a lot of counting and it’s really not my strong suit.)     Along with the essentials (embroidery thread, needle, pompom yarn,…