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But unless we are creators we are not fully alive.
             Madeleine L’Engle

The Whiskey Glass Shawl

The Whiskey Glass Shawl

For as much as I love knitting, I hate blocking. It's such a vital step, and one that really makes the project - and shows off all of the hard work and countless stitches put into the garment. But it's just not something that I am good at. It takes too much time, too...

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A Baby Hat to Love

A Baby Hat to Love

I love making knit items for new arrivals! I've tried my hand at plenty of knit baby hat patterns over the years, but find myself well and truly in love with the Garter Flap Hat from Purl Soho. There are so many things to love about this pattern! It's adorable, great...

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Celebrating Galentine’s Day

Celebrating Galentine’s Day

My favorite holiday has to be Galentine's Day. What is Galentine's Day? In the words of the founder, the amazing Leslie Knope: via GIPHY Since its inception in the show Parks and Recreation, Galentine's Day has been celebrated by fans throughout the world on February...

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Be a Badass

Be a Badass

We all may have slightly different definitions as to what it means to us, personally, but I think we can all agree that it's better to be a little badass. That's why I had to design this cross stitch bookmark. Because you can also be badass but still be a lady,...

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Getting started with Amigurumi

Getting started with Amigurumi

They are all the rage these days - from Harry Potter to Bernie Sanders! Amigurumi, or knitted or crochet soft toys, are adorable, and super impressive. They also appear to be very intimidating and complicated to make. But that's where they can be deceiving! Though...

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Time to Get to Work

Time to Get to Work

Like the overwhelming majority of Americans yesterday, I was relieved, inspired, and thrilled to watch the inauguration of President Biden - but even more so for the inauguration of Vice President Harris! So much has been said about the historic nature of this...

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Finding Big Magic

Finding Big Magic

A belated by heartfelt Happy new Year to everyone! I don't typically subscribe to the new year = new beginnings thoughts. It's a turn of a calendar page, really. We can set new beginnings for ourselves at any point, for any reason. I typically set new year intentions...

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Ew, David

Ew, David

Like most of us throughout the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced me to stay at home in recent weeks. While trying to keep on top of the news, while not being over-consumed by it, it's been hard to find the time, energy, and motivation to actually work on the...

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