Kindergarten Graduation, Netherlee’s Two and Theo’s Sleepy

The high mountain sun was baking down on us through the twigs in the tree above. No leaves. All of the trees I could see from where I was sitting, in a Town awarded “Tree City USA” status, had full, green leaves. The tree providing shade for Charlie’s Kindergarten graduation, although impressively gigantic, had only twigs. Nonetheless,

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Christmas Tree Pot Holder Pattern (Crochet & Knit!)

Let’s have some fun collaborating on Christmas! I’m always about five steps behind the curve on my holiday decorations, and planning. This year, though, I’m determined to get ahead….at least just a teeny tiny bit ahead. So I thought it would be really fun if we all collaborated on a little holiday cheer. What do

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How’d You Get Hooked?

The world of yarn crafting holds so many different meanings to so many different people.  For some, it’s an escape from reality.  For some, it’s a social connection – a way to create more deep and meaningful relationships.  For others it’s a means of providing for family. For me, knitting and crocheting add nothing but

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Sacramento Sunshine!

This past weekend was filled with all sorts of fabulous sunny moments for me!  My Mom, my Sister, my Son and I all took a trip to Sacramento where I got the Maternity photos I’ve always dreamed about done. We left Colorado Thursday morning….just in time to miss out on three solid days of snow!

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Embellish It!

Knit and crochet items are gorgeous in and of themselves….but add the perfect embellishment, and suddenly a project can go from simply cute to one-of-a-kind uniquely beautiful.  The only problem?  It’s not always easy to come up with ideas for the perfect finishing touch for a hat….or to find the embellishment that will add that

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A Dream Getaway….Every Night!

Why shouldn’t your bedroom be filled with reminders of all the things you love?  Including yarn, knitting, crochet, hooks and needles!?  Here are 4 incredible ways to incorporate your love of everything crafty into your most personal space. 1.  Accent your space with something hand-made, beautiful, and comfortable! Try this free Knit Cushion Pattern: Or

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How to Earn a Free Hat

It’s been one of those days….you know the kind.  The kind where I simply can’t work up the motivation to do anything other than surf the internet (which has actually led to some excellent finds today!) or take a nap.  It’s a wonder I’m ever able to get anything done knowing that my work is

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Design Disaster

I don’t often share behind the scenes stuff about my designing process….Probably because I’m such a mess over here!  In fact, it always really makes me smile when people compliment my work with “you’re so talented!  This must be so easy for you.” or similar statements. The truth is, designing new patterns isn’t “easy” for

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11 Reasons You May be the Odd Crafter Out

We’ve all had those moments….you know, the ones where you just want to shrink away because you have a contrary opinion?  Apply this to the world of knit and crochet, though, and things can get even more interesting. I recently stumbled upon an awesome thread about “Unpopular Knitting Opinions” over on Reddit.  Some of the

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