FO Friday – The Peaks Island Hood!

So, Friday night I fell asleep wrapped up in my newly finished object, and didn’t get to post this due to its cuddly goodness. The project is, of course, the Peaks Island Hood by the incomparable Ysolda Teague. And here it is all stretched out! First, let me say how much I’ve been longing to…

2014 Goals for a New Year

I much prefer the idea of new goals to ‘resolutions’ – mostly because a resolution seems, to me, to indicate a list of constant behaviors you have to be always doing or, more often than not, refraining from (like eating sweets, sleeping in, skipping the gym etc.). It sort of reminds me of Lent in…

New Stitch Markers From Those Upcycled Bracelets!

Remember way back when (ahem, a week ago) I was posting pretty, pretty pictures of those broken bracelets? Here let me refresh your memory: Well, I’m happy to say that those bracelets have since been TRANSFORMED into several sets of gorgeous stitch markers! So far I’ve posted these two sets on Etsy (since lord knows…

Beads, Glorious Salvaged Beads!

With mom heading up to visit ME for Thanksgiving this year (but more on that later) I’ve been digging through supplies in an effort to “Clean” – read as: play with craft stuff, and then have a nice couple hours of panic cleaning before she arrives. That said, I dug through a pile of old…

Making a Christmas Tree: It Begins…

As I’ve said previously, it too me a while to stop hating Christmas.┬áNow that I enjoy the holiday, I really love creating new traditions for my celebration, and here’s one that is a lot of fun for me: making my own tree. I know this tradition won’t last for ever- eventually I’ll get tired of…