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Finally- Perfect Pom Poms

Maybe it’s just me, but making pom poms has always been an ordeal. Wind, cut, tie and then trim while hoping for the best. It’s the trimming and shaping part that always gets me. Lots of snipping and fuzz everywhere, but never a nice round little yarn ball. With all that trouble, I’ve never used […]

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A Favorite Crochet Stitch

It’s called “Shell Stitch” or “Shell on Shell” or “Solid Shell” or what ever you happen to call it. No matter the name, it’s one of my favorite crochet stitch patterns and I use it a lot when designing projects. As the name Solid Shell indicates, it is solid, not lacy, but has a light […]

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The UFO (Unfinished Object) Problem

I have lots of UFOs because starting projects is my favorite thing. The thrill of new yarns, fibers and fabrics and the shining possibilities of the finished projects – that’s heady stuff. Of course, reality is somewhat different, isn’t it? Like many, my expectations are often higher than my ability to finish them all. I’m […]

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The Fastest Apron in the World

OK, so the whole world may be an exaggeration, but this is the fastest way I know to make a utilitarian apron. These are the kinds of aprons that you can actually use to cook or clean or craft in and if you wipe your hands on it, well, that’s what they’re for. Start with […]

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New Blog to Check Out

I just found out that my friend and editor, Karin, has her own blog where she talks about artful crafts.Of course, blogs have a way of veering off here and there and hers does so beautifully as she is a wonderful writer as well as a talented artist. So, go, see her work here.