Last year I finally gave up my fight with my Kenmore sewing machine. I had had that creature for nearly 20 years and it progressively gave me headaches (ever have to use pliers to remove a needle jammed in the machine… yeah…). So I did some searching, trying to figure out what I could get … Continue reading EverSewn Sparrow 30 Review
For a while now I've been wanting to get my art studio/fiber art office/craft room (whatever you want to call it) organized better. I've had beading tools stashed in IKEA fabric boxes, shears tucked away in my sewing box, cutting rulers and grids tossed in a drawer and paints tucked away wherever I could find … Continue reading Studio Organization With A Pegboard and A Little More
The good thing about learning about any subject today is that there are a variety of places to find good sources of information. I’m forever grateful that my gramma first taught me beginning crochet when I was very young, but since then I’ve wanted to add to my skills and be able to enhance my … Continue reading Learning Tools for Crochet
I really do love my creative magazines. Two I really, really love. Four times a year, I look forward to receiving my Crochet! copy. I get this subscription because I'm a member of CGOA. This quarter didn't disappoint. I have to say, I'm in love with the front cover's sweater. I may have to make … Continue reading I ❤️ my creative magazines
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
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
Sometimes I’ve been asked about what kind of stuff I have for my work? Stuff is a loose term, I’ve got all kinds of stuff. But I do have some things that I must have for crocheting, knitting or other yarn work. Like most artists, I need the correct tools. 1.) Crochet hooks. I have … Continue reading What’s in my bag?