New Scandinavian Felt Design — Felt So Good: Book Review

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Artsy Things, Blog Fun, designs, DIY, freebies, Podcast, review, sewing |

Felt so Good? (Oh, my goodness. Yes, yes it did.) Felt so Good: 70+ Felted and Plain Wool Designs for You and Your Home by Tone Rørseth is a book that made me want to felt. Well, more specifically, go out and find some Nepal Wool Felt and some Wool Felt by the Yard and dig out the craft felt and and and… Full disclosure: I have needle and noro felted—in classes and on my own—and I very much enjoyed it… but it never really stuck....

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Book Review: Mommy & Me Crocheted Hats

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Blog Fun, crochet, freebies |

Take a gander at the cute cuteness in Mommy & Me Crocheted Hats: 30 Fun and Stylish Designs for Kids of All Ages. Even if you’re not a crocheter (yet) I think this may entice you. For one thing, the crochet instructions at the back of the book are easy-to-follow and have an excellent step-by-step photo section of how-tos that I wish I’d had when I started crocheting. Then, of course, there are the patterns. The little cloche set...

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Book Review: Knitted Mitts & Mittens

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Blog Fun, freebies, Knitting, patterns, review, Writing | 2 comments

Sorry for the absence! I’ve been packing boxes. Like this.   I’ve also been doing this: But mostly, today, I wanted to talk to you about this: Amy Gunderson’s book’s cover tells me all I need to know. This book is full of fun patterns. I love fun. I decided to highlight two for you today. The first is Coventry: I admit that I’m a sucker for this color grey, so I’m immediately drawn to it. But beyond...

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Things to Listen to and Watch

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Blog Fun, freebies, Podcast, Web Fun | 1 comment

I have two things to share, one new, one old. Old: The Scarlet Letter You may recall that we did The Scarlet Letter years ago on CraftLit. I’ve not transferred it to Just-the-Books or into the Shoppe as an Audiobook With Benefits, but I do have the links. Why mention this now? Because suddenly gazillions of searchers on Google are looking for “listen to the Scarlet Letter” or “Listen to Scarlet Letter free”. So....

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