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My Favorite Cross Stitch Pattern Maker

My Favorite Cross Stitch Pattern Maker

Designing patterns can seem intimidating, but all you need are an idea and a few tools to get started. While many designers I know at least start out with some paper and colored pencils, most patterns these days end up being in a digital format. My favorite digital...
How to Back A Cross Stitch Bookmark

How to Back A Cross Stitch Bookmark

I love cross stitch bookmarks. They are in some ways the perfect project. Small enough to carry around with you, manageable enough to stitch without a hoop, and who can’t use another bookmark? The downside to cross stitch bookmarks? The messy back: When...
10 Free Crochet Mandala Patterns

10 Free Crochet Mandala Patterns

I love crochet mandalas – they’re gorgeous ways to show off the simple beauty of the craft. There are so many beautiful variations of just a few different types of stitches and a combination of colors. They can seem so intimidating to try, so I’ve...
Tina Belcher: the hero we need

Tina Belcher: the hero we need

I love Bob’s Burgers. And, really, what’s not to love? It’s perhaps the most perfect television show out there (though, to be honest, most of my viewing dialogue these days includes a lot of Sesame Street and Curious George these days…) Bob and...
WIP: Honey Cowl

WIP: Honey Cowl

I always have a project (or two…or three…) on the needles, and I’m really enjoying my current Work In Progress, the Honey Cowl designed for Madelinetosh. Over the winter I indulged myself with a visit to my favorite local yarn shop and picked up a...