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Crafting for a Cause

When crafting, I really like to experiment with new stitches or color combos. These are great stash-buster activities, but experimental crafting tends to generate a lot of excess “goods” that don’t have an intended home. 286 more words


60s sleeveless dress: victory!

It’s official – I’ve sewn my first dress! What do you think?

I am pretty pleased with it. For me, the most important thing is that I will feel comfortable wearing it in public in spite of its many imperfections. 629 more words


Thrifted treasure

I found a complete gem yesterday. One of my favorite places in Champaign-Urbana is the Idea Store, a place that specializes in re-using and recycling everyday materials for craft projects. 121 more words


20 Feet Away

Through all four years of college, I was a pretty active part of my theatre department’s scene shop. I worked as a carpenter and electrician, and though I enjoyed the latter it was really working with wood that I found most fun. 565 more words


Sweater knitting

Here’s a picture of me in my Apple Cider Donut sweater, proving I am a better knitter than model. ;). Turns out that dark teal tweed is a hard color to photograph. 167 more words


Newborn knit

It seems to be a babyboom going on, and I get to knit cute little gifts:)
My youngest is 5 years old, and I just can’t believe my kids have ever been as small as the newborn sizes… 37 more words


FO Friday: Petal Dress

It’s Friday. Must be time to show off a really old Finished Object! This one is Elsie’s Petal Dress, knit for Sandhya from my knitting group, who had a baby girl. 55 more words