Author Archives: Emily

My Pi: free crochet pattern

Have you always wanted your very own crochet Pi? Let’s make My Pi! My Pi can be made with any weight yarn. The example below was crocheted with worsted weight yarn, and measures about 4″x4″. Supplies: worsted weight yarn in … Continue reading

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DIY leather napkin rings

My parents have a bin of several dozen napkin rings, and whenever the family visits, we each pick out a napkin ring to keep track of our napkin. (My favorites are the carved wooden animals that we got on a … Continue reading

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A quilt for baby

Many months ago, I pinned this tile design as an idea for a quilt. It’s perfectly suited for a quilt – randomly placed squares of all straight lines. The white kite fabric is a hand-me-down from my sister, who once … Continue reading

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Wooden End Tables

Our new (rental) house is much bigger than our last 2 apartments, so not only is our dining table in a different room than our couch/living area, but we actually “need” end tables by our couch. We started roughly from … Continue reading

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Knitting for baby

Soooo. Baby girl is due to arrive in slightly under 6 weeks. Baby-knitting projects seem to be just about the right size to keep my interest, and to finish them in a timely fashion. First up: a sheep hat, from … Continue reading

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Washi dress, part 2: denim

The day after finishing my first washi dress, I went back to the fabric store, this time envisioning a summery chambray version. Jo-Ann’s only chambray featured embroidered red anchors all over it… not exactly what I was going for. Instead, … Continue reading

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Teal Washi Dress

I’m a late adopter. I got my first smartphone a few weeks ago. And I finally made my first Washi Dress. This pattern has been very popular in the blogosphere for the past two years or so, and I’ve had … Continue reading

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Summer skirt

It’s Memorial Day, which means summer, right? It’s hit the 90s a few times already this “spring” and this week it’s been hovering in the 80s, so I decided the long weekend was a great time to add some items to … Continue reading

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Socks, part two

Shortly after I finished my first socks, I started a second pair with some sock yarn I had bought on discount from JoAnns. I decided to follow the basic sock pattern from one of the Yarn Harlot‘s books, which promised … Continue reading

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Herding chicks

A few months ago, Mochimochi Land had a photo contest for scenes featuring the author’s tiny knitted toys. Cherith and I teamed up for this submission: Mrs. Chicken recruits the friendly armadillo to herd her chicks We were excited to … Continue reading

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