Needle Crafts

A Simple, Quick Embroidered 3-D Christmas Tree using Yarnia PDX Bits and Pieces Holiday Tree Using Yarnia PDX Yarn Scraps

This is one of those simple and quick projects that lends itself to all kinds of possibilities. It is beautiful just as it is. Or it presents a great surface for adding beads, embroidery,sequins....

Happy Christmas in July: Holiday Pillows in Progress

Winter Holiday themed embroidery and Dala pillow project for Christmas in July

Happy Christmas in July!!

I have had to admit it to myself and now to all of you - I am NOT wonder woman like I thought!!! Just another normal human who does NOT have 60 hours in each day, does NOT have 8 arms, and whose crafty appetite exceeds all semblance of reasonableness or possibility!

Celebrating Brigid's Day with an Embroidered Brigid's Cross

Brigid's Cross -embroidery

February 2nd is almost here - a day celebrated in many cultures in many ways as the all important half-way point between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. This year I am celebrating with a series of Brigid's Crosses - all made with simple materials and methods and all just a little bit "out of the ordinary"!

Mini Tips and Tuts: Fluffing Up Flattened Yoyos

Fluffing up flat yoyos

After a year in "wip storage" the little yo-yos on my "yoyo pillow" had become flat as a pancake - and NOT pretty. I came up with a little trick to restore them to their puffy fluffy pre-storage selves!

(I did not take a picture of them before fluffing - sorry. I wasn't planning to share this but my daughter has strongly suggested I should! So you will have to trust me - they really didn't look pretty.)

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