Author Archives: Emily

Fabric Flower Bouquet

Four years ago tomorrow(!) Ryder and I got married. Yay! I didn’t DIY much for our wedding, but I did make our bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages with fabric flowers. It ended up being a fun but time intensive project (I … Continue reading

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Woven Tile Coasters

On a recent trip to the library, I was browsing the craft book section (as I tend to do) and picked up Time to Weave. One of the projects suggested weaving with yarn on a tile for wall decor, but … Continue reading

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A summer hat

It’s the first day of summer! And I just finished my first knitted hat! Made of wool… Hmm… This was my first project on circular needles, started a few months ago with my yarn-mentor/work-crafting-buddy. I think this was a good … Continue reading

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Summer Sewing: Sorbetto Tops

I was feeling kind of blah about my selection of summer tops, so I decided to go shopping. Let me preface this by telling you I am not much of a shopper. I go when I have to, and occasionally … Continue reading

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Ornithological Cross-Stitch: the Cedar Waxwing

My favorite section of used book stores (well, any book store really…) is the one full of old, random craft books. I recently found Birds and Animals in Cross-Stitch – a book of birds, butterflies, and the assorted mammal (including … Continue reading

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Finished: Cotton Rug

Months ago, I told you about the cotton rug I had started braiding, then pulled apart and restarted with crochet. Shortly after that post, I ran out of colored sheets to use for “yarn” and was left with only neutrals. … Continue reading

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Shelves for the kitchen

Our new apartment is somewhat… limited… in terms of cabinets and counter space. Half of our kitchen is taken up by appliances, and our “pantry” had been this cluttered table in the corner where a dining room table would have … Continue reading

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A very ferocious (knitted) bee

Recently, I was browsing a bookstore near our house and saw a very cute knitting book, Super Scary Mochimochi. I promptly bought it, my very first knitting book. Ryder suggested this as my first project: a Killer Bee. I have … Continue reading

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This & that

Working a bit on a light, lacy scarf-that-won’t-be-a-scarf-because-I-don’t-have-enough-yarn Having fun with double pointed needles Reviving an old pastime thanks to a bookstore find What are you working on?

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The cutest bunny

After my successful first foray into knitting, I wanted to learn how to knit in the round so I could make cute tiny things. My knitting friend suggested the hurricane hat as a good starting place for learning, so I purchased … Continue reading

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