The Knitting Hour: Dumbledore Socks Hours 1-6 (Take 2)

Before we get to the post, I have some exciting news for you:  I’m now on Ravelry!  Thank’s to Sarah for the suggestion.  You can find me there with the username “onyxguenhwyvar”.

So, I went searching high and low to try and find some yarn that would go with my purple to no avail.  The best I could find was to purchase it online for almost 5 times the in-store cost (plus shipping).  This did not sit well with me, but I found another option.  In searching high and low, I visited several specialty yarn stores and found some much nicer yarn that fit the original colors a little better.  And it was on sale for 35% off!  The sad thing is that it was on sale because said yarn store is closing.  😦  While I never visited the establishment much since I don’t knit too often, I do like frequenting small craft stores for my materials.  They usually have a better selection with better quality materials as well. Long story short, I bought new yarn and started over.  I did pull a piece of yarn through my stitches and secure it so I can go back to that purple toe later if I want to though. Here are my new materials: IMG_5537 IMG_5548 Note that I went with a yellowish green instead of bright gold, which is closer to the original.  The purple is more maroon than purple, but it was the best combination I could find.  It’s also a really nice Superwash Merino instead of a polyester, so it’s definitely a step up material wise.  My toes will be nice and comfortable in these!  Below is a picture from the pattern for comparison.

Dumbledore Socks from Knitting Daily

The good news is that it didn’t take me nearly as long as last time since I knew what I was doing a little better.  I was able to keep the increases a little better, though there were still a few dropped stitches.  And I figured out how to cast on in a manner more suited to my style of stitching (more on that later).  It did take a while to wind the yarn into balls as well, especially since the maroon got all tangled.  I didn’t add that into my progress bar though, just to try to make myself feel better.  I think it took around 3 hours.  Earl was starting to get a little worried I wouldn’t eat since I insisted on untangling it first…. Here is my hourly progress:

Hour 1: Casting on and increasing


Hours 2 and 3: More increasing

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Here is a comparison between the two toes.


Several things to note:  the width is about the same, but the length is different.  This is due to the fact that I messed up so royally on the first sock and kept needing to increase stitches.  Then I needed to decrease them because I put in too many.  This time around, I was much better with my increases and the number of rows is correct. Also to note is that the toe looks different.  This is because I cast on differently.  I still used Judy’s magic cast on, but I did it backwards so that the needles were in my left hand when I cast on.  I did it this way because when I originally taught myself to knit I managed to teach myself how to knit on the back stitch, instead of the front stitch. This means that all my knitting is, essentially, inside out.  For almost everything (scarves, sweaters, blankets, hats, etc.) this isn’t a problem.  However, because of the way this cast on works, I ended up with a weird seam.  By switching the direction of the cast on, I was able to have the seam integrate into the sock the way it’s supposed to.  Stupid weird idiosyncratic way I knit….

Hour 4: Adding the green.


Ok, confession time.  I did this twice.  The first time I did it I totally screwed up somewhere along the line and my seeded stitch got all wonky.  That’s the part that looks like alternating high and low rows for the knitting uninitiated.  (Don’t worry, I had not idea until now either. Consider me uninitiated.  Remember the self taught bit?)  Anyways, I tried to fix it, but I kept making it worse.  So,  went down to the purple and started up with the green again.  The good news is that with all that messing around, my pearling is coming along well.  And once I did that, this really did only take an hour.  So that’s awesome.  Now, I’ve got 6 inches of this to knit before moving on to something else, so expect the next couple of ‘hours’  to be just extending this.

Hour 5: More Green!

This hour was a particularly interesting hour.  I had the fortune to visit a friend of the family, but she lives a little more than an hour away.  I thought I’d pass the time knitting.  The twist here is that it was a gorgeous day, so we decided to drive with the top down on the convertible.  I bet if anyone realized I was knitting with the top down they’d really get a laugh out of that!  Anyways, here is the fruits of that particular hour’s labor.  I feel like I’m starting to move a bit faster too. despite to odd circumstances!


Hour 6: More green!

This was another car hour, but no hood down.  I’ve got about 3 inches of green done.  Another 3 to go before I start on the heel.  Sarah asked about the heel before,  it is a short row heel.  Here is the current progress.


The sock feels a little big, so I think I might use some scrap yarn to remove it from the needles and try it on.  But there you go: A whole week’s progress in one post.  And six hours to show for it!  Thanks for tagging along so far!


Leather Luggage Tag Tutorial

Hi!  Sorry for the unexpected absence yesterday.  My husband and I decided to celebrate our anniversary a few days early so that we could go to our favorite restaurant: Sanctuary.  We were surprised by a collaboration between the owners and my mother to arrange for her to pay for the dinner.  It was really very kind of them and made our evening.  🙂

Today’s tutorial is born out of that event, and thus is why I didn’t post it yesterday.  I made Earl a leather luggage tag for our anniversary.  We like to give each other little gifts, and I have made it a personal challenge to stick to the traditional anniversary gift materials.  It is not a necessity that I make something, but I’ve done so two out of three years so far.  Year three is leather and I spent forever trying to figure out what to get him.  I couldn’t afford to get him the leather satchel he wants (it’s around $600), he already has a leather wallet, a basic leather belt is a bit blah, he doesn’t write in a journal so that’s out, so on and so forth.  I finally got the idea to do a luggage tag after I remembered these gorgeous tags I found when we were getting married.  So, I set forth to make him a tag and here are the results!  I should note that I have removed his personal details with the magic of Photoshop for privacy reasons as well as the artwork I burned and painted.  I’ve added a note about that at the very end.  Without further adieu… here is your tutorial!  It’s super easy, so don’t hesitate to give it a try!


Time needed: About 3-4 hours
Skills: Cutting, stitching, and burning leather



1.  Leather.  I used a rather thick piece of scrap leather I had that originally came from a belly piece.  It needs to fit about the size of an 8.5×11 if you are using my pattern, but there are 2 pieces so you can cut your pieces diagonally if need be.

2.  Your pattern with markings for your text, cut marks, and punch marks.  You can download a .pdf of the pattern I made here if you want.  It includes both leather pieces and the text to slip inside.  It’s also a form, so you can add your own text (but not graphics).

3. Heavy cardstock for your contact information.


4. Some sort of hole puncher.  I used my cropodile.  The snaps I bought also had a tool to punch holes through cloth that probably would have worked for leather.

5.  A ball point pen.

6. Something to cut your leather with.  These are my leather cutting scissors.

7.  Paper cutting scissors.

8.  A paint brush.

9.  A sharp exacto knife with a new blade (a utility knife would work as well.

10.  Leather paint.  You could probably get away with acrylic.

11. Leather dye.  This is optional, if you like the color of your leather as is, you don’t have to dye it.

12. Snaps or some other sort of closure.  These are snaps I got from the fabric store.

13. A hot tool to burn your leather.  This was a cheapo $15 wood burning tool.

14.  A hammer

15. An awl and thread.  As long as you have a needle and something to punch small holes in the leather, it need not be an awl.  I would also suggest a heaver string that has been waxed, as it is stronger.


Step 1.  Print the pattern and cut it out using your paper scissors.

Step 2.  Place the pattern on the side of the leather that you don’t want to use.  Using your ball point pen (or a pencil if you prefer), trace the outline of the pattern.

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Step 3.  Cut out your leather.  I used leather scissors for this, but a new utility blade would do just as well.


Step 4.  Place your pattern on your leather so that the back side of the paper is on the front side of the leather.  Carefully trace over the pattern with your ballpoint pen.  Make sure to get everything that you want to burn as well as all the holes that you will be stitching.  When you trace the holes, only trace the sides and the bottom.  You will leave the top open to put your contact information in later.  Do this for both pieces.  When you are done, there will be an indent where you traced your pattern.  These are your guidelines for almost everything else going forward.  I have left a small portion of the removed image so you can better see what I mean.

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Step 5.  Cut out the inner part of the smaller piece.  Start by cutting a hole in the center, then following out towards the traced lines.  Use those lines as your guide and cut the entire center piece out.

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Step 6.  Burn the outlines of your image and the fill of your text.  I suggest doing a few test swipes on a scrap piece of leather to better understand how the tool works.


Step 7.  Punch lightly in each of the dots to start your holes.  (I did steps 6 and 7 in opposite order, hence the odd picture lineup, but this makes more sense).


Step 8.  Punch all of your holes.  I found it easier to punch when the leather was wet.  This does stretch the leather, however, if the leather is dry it cracks when you punch.  So, choose your poison.  If you are really careful and practice a lot beforehand, you can probably punch the holes without stretching or cracking.


Step 9.  Dye your leather.  I did not wait for my leather to dry.  This did not cause any adverse effects, but I would suggest you let your leather dry first. My dye did say that it could be used while the leather was still wet with cleaner, which I didn’t use, but I figured that water would have a similar effect.  Once it was all dry, the leather did seem to take the dye just fine.  To dye it, use the enclosed swab, saturate it with the dye, and run it over the leather.  I did this a few times, waiting for the shinyness of the leather to dull before adding additional coats.  Even if your leather is not wet, it will still be darker at this stage.  Only when the leather is fully dry will you see the final color.  You may want to do a test dye on a scrap piece to make sure you like the color.  I choose Nubuck because I wanted a light brown (but darker than the naked leather) to complement the burn and paint colors.


Step 10.  Paint the insides of your design.  I waited for the dye to seep in (there was no more shinyness to to leather), but not for the leather to dry.  As above, your mileage may vary.  Here is a small snippet of the painted image (which sits just below his name) so that you can get an idea.  Try not to go over the burn marks, if you do you’ll have to touch them up later.


Step 11.  Sew the piece together.  If you are just using a needle and thread, use a saddle stitch to stitch it through.  The directions here can be modified to use a simple needle, but I am using an awl.

Stick your needle through the first hole.


Pull enough thread through the hole to cover twice the distance you are stitching.


Pull the needle back out of the first hole, leaving the extra thread behind. Place it into the second hole, leaving a little bit of extra thread between the first and second holes on the top.


On the bottom side, make a loop using the extra thread that is from the stitch above.  Pull your bottom thread through that loop.


Pull your needle up and the thread tight; repeat until you have gone through all the stitches you punched.  If you need to, you can add a punch now as well.  My leather pieces stretched to different sizes.  I just used the same pieces, which caused one side to bunch up.  I was ok with this result.

Step 12.  Cut your threads and knot them securely on each side.  Trim your corners if they don’t match up.


Step 13.  Now we will prep our end for the snap.  If you are using a fabric snap, you will need to skive your leather.  This is simply thinning it with a razor blade.  There is a skiving tool, but I just used a blade.  Choose the spot that you will put each of the snaps and thin it to about half it’s existing width.  You can place your snap ends in to make sure it is thin enough.


Step 14.  Now we will add the snaps.  I decided I wanted the sticky outy part near the base of the tag and the other part near the top.  Since my snaps had slightly different hole sizes, I made sure that the right size was punched for each hole.


Here are the four snap parts.  Each one needs to be used with a particular “head” for the plastic tool that you hammer down on, so make sure that you put them together properly.  I’ll go through each side here, but your snaps should come with instructions as well.


Below is the configuration for the sticky outy part, or the smaller of the two snap pieces.  Make sure you have the sticky outy part on the inside of your leather.  Once you have the whole assembly together, hammer it a few times with a hammer.  Hammer it a bit more if you need to.

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For the other piece, make sure that the flat end is on the bottom (or the smooth side) of the leather so that it  will let the sticky outy bit snap into it.  Align, and hammer.

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Step 15.  After you’ve added your contact information, print it out on the cardstock and cut the square out.  Insert this into the back of your tag and trim if needed.

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And that’s it!  Here are some photos of the finished product (the lighting and the color are more true on the right):


And as always, the craftermath.  This one isn’t too bad.  It spilled a bit onto the couch, but the pets always love to sleep on the mess.  Much more than a clean couch it seems, especially the cat.


*Wait, you removed the artwork from the tag, explain please?!?!  Well, as I (somewhat) often do, I found an image I liked through Google search and used that.  Only when I was writing this post and looking to source the image did I realize that the creator of the image would have been very upset at my use of it.  I have seen various reactions to re-use of images, and I try to avoid using images that artists explicitly request not be used (as was this case) or have watermarked.  I partake in many fan bases that re-mix media often.  While I have crafting ability, I’m not very good at drawing.  Had I done due diligence and clicked through before using the image, I wouldn’t have used it at all.  But, I can’t go back and undo what I have done.  The craft has been made and the gift given.  I seriously considered making an entirely new luggage tag for this tutorial, because it is a craft that I truly believe doesn’t require much knowledge of leather working.  I could have even just removed all references of the image all together and used the magic of Photoshop to make it look like it had never been there (as you see above).  But, I felt that would be disingenuous.  So instead, I will own up to my misstep while still providing you with the above tutorial.  I did choose to remove the image though, as it is the best way I can honor the originators wishes given the circumstances. 

Inspiration from the web: Organization Tips

Hello!  Welcome to my first web round up.  I hope you find this tips as inspirational as I did!  Since this weekend I hope to spend some time organizing some of the stuff we had shipped out from Rhode Island, I thought I would focus this round up on organizational tips.  So, here goes!

Fabric filing

Fabric Filing at the Thinking Closet

This inspiration comes from the Thinking Closet.  Isn’t it really nifty?  I’d love to organize my fabric like this, but I’d have to find some way to adapt it to plastic bins since my fabric is currently in a very humid basement.

Hanging Paint Storage

Hanging Paint Storage Tutorial from Mad in Crafts

Mad in crafts has a tutorial for this awesome wall hanger for acrylic paints.  I love how neat the organization is, that you can see all of the colors, and that it allows you to get all your paints off of traditional storage shelves saving room for other items.  Also, just think of all the cool things you could do by organizing the colors in different ways!

Twine Dispenser

Twine keeper from Oh! Crafts

Oh! Crafts suggests using a sugar dispenser for twine.  I could image this working very well for lace weight yarn as well!

Sticker Spinner

Sticker Spinner from Club Creating Keepsakes

Club Creating Keepsakes shows five ways to organize your stickers, but this is my favorite.  I don’t have many stickers, but I do have stamps that this might work well for.

Framed Jewelry Holder

Monaluna Framed jewelry tutorial

I really like these framed jewelry organizers.  You can find them all over the place.  I’ve chosen the Monaluna tutorial to show here because I really like the way it looks.  I like them so much that I made a hinged version for myself.  Perhaps I will write a tutorial for that here.

I think that is good for my first roundup.  What unconventional organizational methods do you have?

The Knitting Hour: Dumbledore Socks Hours 1-5

The other day when I was in the craft store purchasing fabric for bags, I saw this wicked awesome book full of knitting projects based off of Harry Potter.  It got me really excited, so I bought it.  Of all the projects, I think the Ginny Cardigan is the one I want the most.  But, I figured I’d start small.  And socks are small, so there I went!  I’ve never knitted socks before, so I needed to get some size 2 needles along with the thread.

Here is what the socks are supposed to look like when I’m done:

Dumbledore socks, from Knitting Daily

And here are all of my materials:


In addition to the pattern, there are 2 size 2 9″circular needles, stitch markers, and the yarn.  I’m using Bernat size 0 Orchid and Aunt Lydia’s size 0 Golden Yellow.  I bought 1 skein of each, but might need a second skein of the yellow in the end.

Hour 1: Casting on… and on… and on…

I had the bright idea to use a single small circular needle with the magic loop method.  Spoiler alert: it didn’t go well for me.  I’m sure this is for a variety of reasons.  The magic loop method is meant to be used with a long circular needle (24″), not a short one.  Also, I’m not sure this method would work for me anyways, but more on that later.  Let’s start with the cast on.  I used Judy’s magic cast on method.  Overall, I found the method rather easy.  Getting my fingers to comply with tiny needles was a bit more difficult.  It took me a few tries to get it all cast on properly.  Here is what it looked like when I did get it cast on so that I was happy.


Once that happened, I could knit relatively well.  It was a bit cumbersome to use the magic loop with such small needles, but it was working ok.  After about a half an hour of stitching (the first half hour was casting on), I managed to get to the point at the picture below.  The problem that I really had with it was that where the two sides separated, it was too stretched.  I was just having too much of a hard time keeping the sides close when I switched from one side to the other.  So I decided to go back to the beginning and try with two circular needles.  I’m not really sure if the stretching was because of the magic loop method or the small needles, but since I already had one small needle I figured I’d try with two needles.  I have tried stitching with double pointed needles before, and it’s just a mess.  I drop needles, the gaps between needles is even more noticeable than here… it’s just not for me.  And thus ended hour one right back where I started, except I needed to go out and get another needle.


Hour 2: Some noticeable progress

Once I went out and got a new circular needle, I cast on again with the magic cast on method.  Why everything is magic with knitting, I’m just not sure.  Anyways, it went a little easier with two needles, but it was a little harder to keep everything in place with the two loose needles.  After a few tries, I was happy with the results.  This took much less time than before.


The problem I had this time was remembering that my lower set of needles was twisted with this cast on and needed to be knitted backwards for the first round.  I had to re-cast on another 2 times.   But then, I did it right and could keep going.  I’m a ways in right now.  I started with 17 stitches per set of needles and am now at 31.  I need to get it to 40.  The only problem I’m having now is that no matter how closely I pay attention, I can’t seem to get my increases right.  I’m supposed to knit one round and then knit adding a total of 2 stitches per needle (4 per round) and it never comes out quite right.  I’ve got the two even now, but I’m not sure quite how even the increase is.  In the end I think it will be just fine though, and I don’t really want to go and re- cast on.  I didn’t do a gauge though, so I’m also hoping that the size will be ok.  I decided to go with the medium sized socks, so I guess we’ll see how it goes.  Here is where I’m at at the end of two hours. Isn’t it just the prettiest sock toe / purple lips you’ve ever seen!


Hour 3&4: Purple (for now!)

Hour four brings me to the end of the toe.  It may not look like much more than before in the first picture, but note that it is folded over.  So it’s a bit more than twice the size from before.  It’s ready to have the yellow added in now. I also switched to a single circular needle, I really like knitting in the round. Yay for Yellow!  There are a few spots that aren’t too pretty, and if you look closely you can tell where I had some issues increasing.  However, when I put my toes in the socks you can barely tell, so I’m going to just keep it as is instead of starting from scratch.

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Hour 5: Adding, then removing, the yellow

So, I added the yellow and then I realized that I had added it half a round too early.  Boo.  So, I picked up my purples and removed all the yellow.  Then I knit about 5 rows in.  I could tell that I really didn’t like the texture of the new yarn very much for socks, but I figured I’d give it a bit of a chance.  After 5 rounds, I’ve decided that I just don’t like it.  It isn’t knitting particularly well, there are large gaps unlike with the purple, and it’s got a more plasticy feel to it.  It’s not really plasticy, but I don’t know how else to describe it.  So, at this point I plan to head out to the craft store and see if I can find a yellow in the Bernat.  Maybe go for a more yellowy green.  If not, I’ll see if I can find something with a similar texture.  If still not, I’ll order it online.  Last resort, but there it is.


I’m actually really happy that I managed to get 5 hours (and maybe a little more) of knitting in since Sunday.  Admittedly, most of those were the after dinner type hours and a few morning hours before work.  Also, while the project is still new, I get excited and put more hours in.  I’m hoping to keep this pace up for the next week, but expecting that it will slow down soon after that.

The Crafting Hour

As you read in my introduction post, I want to do one tutorial/how to a week and one “around the web” each week.  I’ve wanted to do a third post that chronicles some of my longer term projects, and that’s where this post comes in.  Often I only have an hour or two to work on a project.  For this series of posts, I’ll follow a single project that I expect to take me a while.  I can tell you that there will at least be a “Knittting Hour” and a “Quilting Hour”.  Other possible hours are “Painting” and “Sewing” hours.  The title of the post will have the project and the hours chronicled.  These hour posts will only happen once a week, on Wednesdays.  There will be at least one, but it might not always be the same one.  So I might put down the socks for a while and then switch off to the quilt.  This way, you can follow along with me as I work on larger projects.  In the end, I’ll put up a post with a picture from each hour so you can see the overall progress.  These posts aren’t quite going to be tutorials, but will talk about some of the struggles I have with particular projects and how I (hopefully) overcome them.  And to a certain extent, I guess you could probably use them as a tutorial.  I won’t be going step by step like I do with the tutorials though.  Look forward to the first hour this Wednesday:  “The Knitting Hour: Dumbledore Socks Hours 1-?”  We’ll have to see how far I get between now and then!


Tutorial: Dog Beds (and a new name!)

Hello!  As promised, here is my first tutorial.  Before I get started, I wanted to introduce you to the new name of my craftblog “Please Excuse my Craftermath.”  Credit for the name goes to my friend Sarah.  I think she’s been to my house too often after a crafting bonanza.  Or she instigates them.  Either way, it is what it is.  I figured that given the name, with every tutorial I would post a picture of the craftermath from that project.  While I am a bit hesitant to show you my poor in-project organizational skills, it humanizes the projects a bit.  With that, I present my first reader poll!

Ok, let’s get onto the tutorial!  I chose to do dog beds this week because I had a problem to solve.  I have a queen sized “feather” bed that I have no use for.  I was unable to find anyone that wanted it, and I wasn’t sure if I could donate it, so we decided to salvage the stuffing for other projects.  The first thing that came to mind was dog beds for our Jack-Russel: Bug.  Without further adieu, I present to you my very first tutorial.


Time: 30 min
Familiarity Needed: How to sew a basic straight stitch.



1. Cutting Mat and Straight Edge (optional)
2. Pins
3. Coordinating Thread
4. Rotary Blade (optional)
5. Scissors
6. Felt (I used 2 yds and made 4 beds)
7. Stuffing (you really don’t need much)


Step 1. Cut the Fabric to your desired size.  Our crate is 24×18.  I wanted the bed to be a bit small in the crate and we’ll be giving the beds some loft, so I cut my original pieces to 24×18 with my rotary blade.

Step 2. Place your two matching rectangles together and cut out a 2×2″ square in each corner of your fabric.

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Step 3.  With the wrong sides together, sew all four straight edges of your two pieces together.  Leave an opening in the middle of one of the straight sides.  (Alternatively, you can sew all the sides together here and leave one corner open in the next step)


Step 4.  Grab the inside corners of the cut out squares and pull out so that they make a single seam.  Sew each corner flat like these.  (Make sure to leave one open if you did not leave a gap in one of the sides).


Step 5. Turn your fabric inside-out so that the seams are on the inside.


Step 6.  Now it’s time to stuff your bed.  You don’t want the bed to be too full.  I stuffed mine so that there was a thin layer of stuffing about equally distributed.  I would say it was maybe 1/4 as full as I would stuff a pillow.

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Step 7. Now that your bed is full, it’s time to close up the bed.  You could hand stitch it closed so that the seam doesn’t show so much.  I machine stitched mine because it’s a dog bed, and it doesn’t bother me if the dog bed has an open seam.


And here it is, all finished and in the crate with Bug modeling how much he likes it!


Well, there it is, my first tutorial.  It’s really simple, but I figured it was a good place to start.  I hope you enjoyed it.  Let me know in the comments if there is anything that you want me to make!

Oh yeah, and I almost forgot….. Here is the craftermath!


The Genesis of a New Blog

Hi!  As you might expect, this is a new blog.  From me, Kristy!  This is the second blog I am creating this week, and it’s purpose is a bit more fun.  The first blog I created can be found here and focuses on my academic work.  Here, I want to write a craft blog.  One that chronicles and shares my experiences in my creative endeavors.  I have found that making space for creativity helps keep my life balanced, and it helps keep me happy.  I really like making things.  It gives me a sense of joy to start with the component parts and create something that is real, solid, and there in front of me.  Also, I feel like there are several craft bloggers out there that are my friends.  But, they are always talking to me and I’m never talking to them.  I’m also the dreaded lurker (I read and read and read, but never comment).  So, by starting a blog I am hoping to become a part of that community.

So, what should you expect to see here?  Well, for starters I am planning on doing one tutorial a week.  I haven’t figured out when I’ll post them yet, but since I’ll be working on them on the weekends, it will probably be on Mondays at first.  I’d like to get ahead of the game so that I can post them on Friday’s.  This way, maybe you’ll get some inspiration for your weekend!  Additionally, I’m a really big fan of “roundups”.  These are things that I find on the internet and post links to here.  These help me get my creative juices flowing and help showcase all of the other wonderful things out there.  I’ll also be posting progress on some of my larger projects, like the quilt I am currently sewing for my brother and his new wife.

Going forward, I would like to do craft alongs where you participate as well.  And for some of my projects, it is easy for me to make more than one thing.  Those would be really fun to do as give-aways.  As I develop this space more, I’ll create a pinterest board and a facebook page.  But, first I need to get some posts here and develop this space as an actual space.  Expect these things to come in the next few weeks.  I am, after all, only one person!

With all of that, I’ll leave you with some teasers for tutorials to come.

GalifreanBlinds JayneHat Kaylee Hat PaperFlowers

Plus bags, dog beds, and cork drawer liners!