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”
There. I've said it. Sometimes I really do hate being a maker. And I've got my reasons. Exhibit A: I came across this adorable little cozy mug at the dollar store a few days ago. Wandering the aisles of dollar stores is actually kind of fun because you occasionally come across secret treasures, just like … Continue reading Why I sometimes really hate being a maker.
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!
This minimalist Hulk pattern I've made up is a little more cute than incredible. He doesn't look quite as fearsome as I was going for, but it's hard to work with only 20x20 pixels! I tried to stick as close as I possibly could to the traditional feel of the Hulk. Angry face. Black hair. … Continue reading Marvel Graphghan Square #4 – The Incredible Hulk
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
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
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!
Happy Sunday! I have a small story to share today, and this is especially geared towards those of you with online stores or artisans who specialize in handmade items. Always take custom orders! I know they can sometimes be a pain in the butt. Every now and then though, you do come across a gem … Continue reading Chubby Amigurumi Kitty Pattern!
In celebration of Labour Day, I have decided to release a free pattern! Last Easter I was searching for a cute rabbit pattern, but wasn't having much luck. After much digging I came across a super cute pattern, except it wasn't written in English. So after a few hours of trying to translate, testing the … Continue reading Free Crochet Amigurumi Bunny Rabbit Pattern