Dyeing to tell you a Yarn

Busy making as much as I can for Etsy Made Local. I have been experimenting with natural dyes on cotton yarn. This is a batch of 100% cotton yarn dyed using natural pigment extracted from black beans. I first boiled the un-dyed yarn for 45 mins in a water and alum (aluminum potassium sulfate) bath. … Continue reading Dyeing to tell you a Yarn

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The One Where I Felt Brilliant… Until I Didn’t

Christmas is coming!!!! To be honest, the Munchkin family doesn't really do Christmas. We do more of a big New Year's thing, and have a pretty quiet Christmas. But... seeing as how I just got given some absolutely edible Christmas fabric, I feel that some Christmas sewing is in my future πŸ˜‰ While I was … Continue reading The One Where I Felt Brilliant… Until I Didn’t

The One, Dear Reader, Where I Am Languishing

My plans got completely and totally derailed last night. I had the post for today already sorted out, I knew what I was writing and what photos I needed to take (it was a pattern for stash busting crochet cushion covers, by the way) when the most terrible,Β awful thing happened. I can barely speak of … Continue reading The One, Dear Reader, Where I Am Languishing

The Wanderer Bracelet Journey | Part 3 | Diamond Mesh Frills

This is the third installment of the wanderer bracelet journey, were in I share some of my free-form crochet tips and tricks. It has been a busy couple of weeks but, here it is. This weeks blog focuses on enhancing and building up complexity of that lacy ruffle explosion at the edge of the bracelet. … Continue reading The Wanderer Bracelet Journey | Part 3 | Diamond Mesh Frills

The One Where I Obsess About Things Part 1

Moment of honesty here. When I love something, I don't just love it. IΒ LOVEΒ it. I obsess over it. I think about everything that I can make with it. I research for hours about the best deals for buying it, excitedly imagining all the crochet I'd be doing with it. I lay there at 2am wiggling … Continue reading The One Where I Obsess About Things Part 1