Crochet on a budget: 7 tips from the great depression

Learning how to do a needlecraft is always a new and exciting adventure. However, what comes with that adventure sometimes can be pricey. I always tell beginning crocheters/knitters to follow the steps of frugality learned from our grandparents and great-grandparents during the great depression. Crocheting and knitting should be fun and enjoyable. It should not … Continue reading Crochet on a budget: 7 tips from the great depression

Dryer Balls Revisited

Back in April I wrote about purchasing some wool dryer balls at a fiber festival. I’ve had those wool dryer balls in use every wash since April and I have to say, I LOVE them! They do indeed make the dryer time go a bit faster, not considerably faster but instead of 60 minutes it … Continue reading Dryer Balls Revisited

Taming the Yarn Beasts

Keeping things neat and organized makes a space not only pleasant to look at but locating things much easier. I'm a well organized person by nature and nurture. I was probably the neatest kid in school with an actual organized toy box (so not kidding). And I also was taught well by the US military … Continue reading Taming the Yarn Beasts

The toaster oven of perfection!

You might recall the post about the death of our toaster oven. It has long been gone now and our new one is in use. I must stop to say, I love this thing! It’s the Chef’s Convection Toaster Oven by Cuisinart. It is more expensive than many other toaster ovens, but this thing was … Continue reading The toaster oven of perfection!

Unpacked and organized

Finally. The yarn is unpacked, organized and easily in reach. I have enough space in my new office that I am able to have my craft table out with my desk and the giant IKEA Kallax shelf in place. I was surprised how much stuff I   1) had, 2) could fit on the shelf and … Continue reading Unpacked and organized

The life of a toaster oven

There has been more packing going on here. About half of my office and supplies have now been packed. All of the yarn supply was stashed into 3 large Rubbermaid bins. From this I discovered two things (1) I have a ton of yarn, I mean seriously I could wrap my house with it several … Continue reading The life of a toaster oven