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Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Blog Fun, review, Writing |

…You’re on a beach, the sun kissing the sand all around you, an umbrella protecting your skin (freckles + burn = not fun). You lean on your backrest, lift your eyes from the page, look out at the waves and think about what you would do in Nora’s position. No. That’s not right. Lying on a picnic blanket—not unlike Nora’s—in Maritime Park—close enough to hear the clang of the Powell Cable car but not so close as to...

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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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Hunter Has Done It Again… Curly Style

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Artsy Things, designs, Knitting, review, Shawls |

Pre-orders are OPEN today! Right now! On Hunter’s new adventure—a Curly one! Go here: www.violentlydomestic.com Head on over and order in an orderly pre-fashion (now that an hour and 19 minutes of stampede is over and the server has bounced back from it’s overwhelmed crash — could have been the goody bags for the first 250 folks who bought the paper copy (there still might be a few left if eveyrone else went digital… worth a...

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Book Review: Tunisian Crochet for Baby

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Blog Fun, crochet, review |

There isn’t much more adorable than really gorgeous sleeping babies. Except maybe really gorgeous sleeping babies wearing Tunisian Crochet goodies from Sharon Hernes Silverman’s new book. I was an avid crocheter before I was an avid knitter—although I learned to knit first—so this book was rather revelatory. I love the textures of knitted fabrics, less so the weight of crocheted. Not that I haven’t seen gorgeous crochet, just...

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Book Review: Crochet for Baby

Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in Blog Fun, crochet, review, Writing |

Ooooooh! Do I have a cute book for you! Do you like to crochet? Do you like to crochet for kids? Do you like a path to follow like, “do this for January, and this for February, and … ” — if so, then I have a book for you! Crochet for Baby All Year: Easy-to-Make Outfits for Every Month by Tammy Hildebrand.* There are some extremely clever crochet patterns in this adorable book—including his-and-her stegosaurus onsies (long legs...

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Chatted Up

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Blog Fun, Defarginess, General Ranting, Podcast, review, Web Fun, Writing |

Marie Grace Berg—the most enthusiastic business woman I’ve ever had the pleasure of talking with—has released the interview she did with me awhile back for her show Today’s Leading Women. If you want to hear a bit about the business side of CraftLit and the Defarge books, you can have a listen by clicking the button above or going here TodaysLeadingWomen.com/heather-ordover or to iTunes...

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