Luca’s Quilt

Luca’s Quilt

I may have mentioned…I don’t know…last year maybe? that I was making each of my kiddos a special quilt, as part of their Bedroom Makeovers.  Isla’s was completed fairly quickly–you can read the reveal post here.  The quilt top for Luca’s went together in about a week (such a promising start!) but the project languished […]

How to Create an Epic Minecraft Birthday Party, the Multicraftual Way

How to Create an Epic Minecraft Birthday Party, the Multicraftual Way

My kid is obsessed with Minecraft.  Maybe you can relate?  He asks to play Minecraft frequently.  He wants to watch YouTube videos about how to craft new things in Minecraft.  He wants to play Minecraft Story Mode on our tablet, he wants to constantly talk about Minecraft…he even LARPS Minecraft when we send him outside […]

Inside the Artist’s Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio

It all started with some crashing video drivers.  Which isn’t an end-of-the-world problem, but it does get to be annoying when the computer just loses its marbles for no good reason and requires a reboot. So Michael started looking at building a new computer from scratch.  Nice graphics card, big enough power supply, solid state […]

61 Day Stash Down Starts Now!

61 Day Stash Down Starts Now!

It’s March 1st!  I’m so excited to get started on my Spring Clean Stash Down Challenge!  From now until April 30th I’ll be working diligently to knit through some of my yarn stash.  I hope you’ll join me!  You can share here on my blog in the comments section, in the Stash Down Ravelry thread, […]

A Very Special Thanks

A Very Special Thanks

We just finished up the photo shoot for the majority of the images for my upcoming e-book collection–it’s releasing next week!  I’m so excited about how well the pictures came out.  I’ve said (a whole bunch of times) how great my model and her mom, my  BFF/photog are, but I am floored every single time […]

61 Day Spring Clean Stash Down

61 Day Spring Clean Stash Down

I shared last week that all of my book samples are complete and I’m ready for some selfish knitting before committing to my next design project.  My Blue Sand Cardigan is coming along nicely (after a 30 row set back because…reading skillz, y’all) and now I’m energized to work away at some of my massive […]

Designing Goals

Designing Goals

As promised, a post about my designing goals for the year. In 2015, I published 8 new designs and revamped my oldest 4 patterns from 2014, bringing them in line with my shiny new Style Sheet and having them tech edited by my lovely TE.  I put together 2 separate e-books, or collections of patterns, […]

Knitting Goals

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope your 2016 has gotten off to a marvelous start!  We had a very low key celebration at home with champagne and staying up till midnight (which is when we usually go to bed anyway). I’m pretty bad about making and keeping New Year’s resolutions.  It’s easy to start out […]

Christmas Crafty

Christmas Crafty

It’s been so hard to feel in the Christmas spirit this year.  I think the easy thing to blame it on is the weather–it’s been downright warm in Texas.  Hard to feel merry and bright when you’re leaving the house in short sleeves and flip flops 🙁 We spent the rainy weekend inside playing games […]

Gift Along Favorites

Hi All!  You may have seen my Yarn Along post Tuesday about how I’m (always) feeling hopelessly over-committed!  I’m pretty sure it’s a common problem, especially among knitters who see a design they love and just. have. to. knit. it! So, instead of taking on more projects at this rather busy time of year, I […]