Learning New Things

Arne and Carlos Visit Portland!

My already well used and much loved collectin of books by Arne and Carlos

Arne and Carlos rock!

Most of you following me these last couple years already know how much I admire and enjoy their knitting books.

Embroidered Norwegian Primstav: First Quarter Completed

Primstav first quarter 3

As promised - an update on my embroidered Norwegian Primstav.

The story behind my Primstav - what it is, why I am making one, how I was inspired - can be found here in the introductory post.

As you may remember, I left youÂ…

Bobbi Lewin Teaches Me To Crochet Tea Pot Cozies to Fit My Oddly Shaped Tea Pots!

Completed Tea Pot Cozy!

I am so excited to share my first ever tea cozy I can't stand waiting another minute!

Seriously, this project has been the most rewarding project I have engaged in so far this year. That is primarily because I literally learned to make a tea pot cozy without a pattern; and the experience left me feeling empowered! I have the tools now to make a crocheted (and most likely a knitted) tea pot cozy for any tea pot of any shape!

Consider Using Nail Polish to Add Color to Your Punched Tin Butterflies

Punched Tin Butterflies - color accents nail polish

I didn't know it at the end of May, but there were more punched tin butterflies to be made!

Christmas in May! Kanzashi Tree Ornaments

Kanzashi ornaments

Diane and I finally were able to schedule a play date so we could indulge in some crafty experimentation with the lovely Chirimen Japanese crepe fabric Arielle sent to me before she left Okinawa last fall.

Kanzashi ornaments seemed a perfect way to use this gorgeous, fluid, drapey rayon crepe material.

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