What I Learned from Doing an Alphabetical Photo Challenge

Photography has always been something that interested me. When I was ten, I spent weeks saving up my pocket money to buy a camera. It was a terrible camera, but I thought it was the best thing in the world. I would forget to move the…

Creative Work and Criticism

Creative work, anything that you make or create opens you up to other people in a way that makes you vulnerable. I create things for a living and in my hobbies and it is a jarring thing when you pour your soul into something and only…

Be a Knitvocate

Saturdays are a special day for me. My daughter is on the school swimming team and has practice every Saturday morning. I drop her off then head to the near by coffee shops. It is walking distance from the school, so I get my walk in,…

Bag to Pullover

Back in the summer I was visiting my mother and she was out buying craft and fabric supplies. She asked if I wanted anything and I told her I wanted two contrasting colors of cotton yarn to make a bag. She got me a beautiful dark…

The Joy of Knitting Socks

I love knitting. I love knitting sweaters, cardigans, shawls, scarves, toys, and so on. But most of all, I love knitting socks. They can be as simple or as complicated as you would like. They are a blank canvas for experimentation or learning knew techniques. And…

I made some stuff and released a new pattern

I said I was going to walk away from the sewing machine. And I sort of did. Then I decided to make the Ryan Top. But I turned it into a dress. I also managed to really up my game for this one. All the seams…

I am stepping away from the sewing machine

Really. I need to. I have been on a sewing kick for a couple of weeks. I made two Lodo Dresses, a Fringe dress and two pairs of Luna pants. Then I decided to make a striped skirt. I got a little bit over confident and…