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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On a Rainy Day in October…

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Blog Fun, Grounded, Podcast, Web Fun, Writing | 3 comments

When it looks like this outside… Inside should look bright and cheery. Hmmmm… what to do? What to do…? I KNOW! Invite Nanette the Nanny over to help ship out all of your new novels! Now you may think to yourself, “Seriously? Nanette the Nanny would come all that way to help you ship books?!” And I would have to say to you, “Not only that—she insisted!” “AND she brought coffee!” Such is the...

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Lots of Stuff! Loads of Fun!

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in Blog Fun, Family, freebies, Gluten Free, patterns, Podcast |

I’m off on vacation with the family and finally have a second to post! YAY! First, I have a new cowl pattern for you! My sister asked me a few months ago if it was possible to make a knit möbius… so I designed a cowl for her! The pattern repeat is Fawn’s Eyes because my sister is a real-life Snow White. Animals approach her randomly. See: Like that. I also designed the cowl to have a lacy-pointed trim, so I included a little...

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Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Defarginess, Knitting, Love, patterns, Podcast, Writing |

After much time and angst, the What Would Madame Defarge Knit INDIVIDUAL patterns are here (or on Ravelry, actually)!!! What Would Madame Defarge Knit? by Heather Ordover, Editor Paperback — buy from Cooperative Press published in May 2011 notes Also now available: Volume 2 in the WWMDfK series: What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? ___________________ All patterns from this book are now also available as individual downloads....

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What’s All the Rubub, Old Sport?

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Blog Fun, Podcast, Writing |

Gatsby! Everyone’s talking about Gatsby! If you’ve never read Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, might I suggest you spend a few hours listening to our Just-the-Benefits* version of the book and pairing it with an audiobook version from Audible? Links to both can be found on our Audiobooks page in The Crafting-a-Life Shoppe.     *the book is not in the public domain so unlike CraftLit we can’t include the audio of the...

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Super Secret Sock—EXPOSÉ

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in Blog Fun, Defarginess, designs, Knitting, Mystery Knitting, patterns, Podcast, Sock Knitting |

I am SO excited! We’re finally close enough to the release of  What (else) Would Madame Defarge  Knit? that I can start to tell you about some of the goodies you’ll find inside. Like over 250 pages! Color Photos! Over 25 rockin’ patterns! (Did I mention color pictures?) Returning Defarge vol. 1 designers! Big Fun! No Whammies! One of the patterns (it was all I had time for) is from me— and this is one of those happy...

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