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Time for Crafts

I made some pillows!!! And it was super easy!I saw some gorgeous Orla Kiely textiles at Target yesterday and in a crafty binge of productivity, decided to make some pillows for my couch.  I didn’t realize just how much my couch needed some good throw pillows until my delightful nap this afternoon. I would say [...]

Braids made easy!

So, I just made the fabulous Bird-in-Hand Mittens. I loved this pattern and after I finished the first one, I wanted the second one immediately. However, once I cast-on for the second mitten, it lagged at only an inch long for like 3 days. Why you ask?The knitted braid! On the first mitten, I did [...]

Making Slippers Non-Slip

I loved the slippers I made (Pattern: Felted Clogs by Fiber Trends) the other day – they are nice and toasty and I see myself wearing them a lot. I was worried, however, of wearing through them too quickly. Mostly, however, I needed the bottoms to be waterproofed. I plan to wear these slippers on [...]

Needle Felting. A Tutorial!

Crochet is the bane of my existence as a knitter. While seaming, fair isle and other difficult techniques are no problem for me, crochet makes me want to leap off tall buildings. For example, I once spent two frustrating hours attempting to crochet a swirl design on a pre-felted bag. Numerous expletives and crochet hooks [...]