Why I Refer to My Items as “Handmade” and NOT “Homemade”

When I first saw another maker use this hashtag, I felt a little weird about it. What did she mean by “#HandmadeNotHomemade”? The two terms are basically synonyms. Something that is handmade is usually also homemade. The more I thought about it, the more it made sense. I will always support handmade items when I … Continue reading Why I Refer to My Items as “Handmade” and NOT “Homemade”

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Free Beginner Crochet Pattern – “The Benjamin”

Coming up with a pattern idea is fun. Testing the pattern and physically making prototypes is even more fun. Actually typing up and posting the pattern is definitely not fun. Regardless, I am excited to share with you what I have fondly named "The Benjamin Scarf". This is probably one of my favourite patterns I … Continue reading Free Beginner Crochet Pattern – “The Benjamin”

The Mountains Are Calling and so Is This Toque

Can you tell fall is just around the corner? I can't. The weather where I live has been atrociously warm. In fact, today we broke a 66-year temperature record, which is insane. The forest fires in the northern regions of my province have been sending so much smoke to the Fraser Valley that is has been … Continue reading The Mountains Are Calling and so Is This Toque

Miss me? Here’s a quick little update on my life.

Hey everyone. It's been a while (again). I feel like I owe a bit of an explanation to my horrendous lack of online activity lately. There really shouldn't be an excuse, but I needed a break. The last post I made anywhere was on May 18th, which was just over 3 weeks ago. I didn't … Continue reading Miss me? Here’s a quick little update on my life.

The Long Awaited Final Square in the Marvel Graphghan Blanket

Hey everyone. It's been a while. Just about 5 months to be exact. I know I've lost a lot of you over the past few months, and for that I want to apologize. I have received every message, seen every comment asking for the next square, and I have been following along with your progress … Continue reading The Long Awaited Final Square in the Marvel Graphghan Blanket

Perfect Puff Stitch Hexagons – Free Pattern!

I have a love-hate relationship with custom orders. They are a fantastic opportunity to try out new patterns and learn new techniques. They are a pain from a business standpoint as they usually take longer to complete due to the learning component of a new pattern. This makes my profit margin quite low if I … Continue reading Perfect Puff Stitch Hexagons – Free Pattern!

Square #3 of the Marvel Graphghan

After a bit of a wait, I finally have the third square ready! It's the weapon of choice for everyone's favourite Norse God, Thor's Hammer. We are mixing things up a little with this square by adding some burgundy and more muted tones. I want this blanket to just be a rainbow of colours once … Continue reading Square #3 of the Marvel Graphghan

Update on Marvel Graphghan

For those of you who have been patiently waiting for the third square in the Marvel Graphghan, I have good news! It has been designed, tested, and will be posted tomorrow. While I only have time for a short post tonight, I'd still like to share the small progress I have made with my own … Continue reading Update on Marvel Graphghan

Fellow knitters and crocheters, I need your help.

I've mentioned on other posts how difficult this time of year is for me. It is now March! Spring break is upon us in British Columbia, which hopefully means the weather will begin to grow nicer (still waiting for that part). I have a hard time cuddling up with my chunky yarns and thick needles … Continue reading Fellow knitters and crocheters, I need your help.

New pattern released!

Finally, I've got this pattern written down. One of my worst habits as a knitter/crocheter is that I routinely make up patterns and never write them down, so I can never go back to them. I actually took the time with this pattern to test and size 6 different sizes! I have named this beanie … Continue reading New pattern released!