Month of Makeovers Day 18: On Halloween Pins & Needles!

thumbnailI started my afterschool sewing classes this week. That means I get to play around with wool, cotton, thread, pins, needles, scissors, and ideas with a bunch of elementary school kids who don’t bring any of my neurotically grown-up “Make It Perfect Or It’s No Good!” vibe to the party.

I’ve learned a lot about creativity from these little people! Read the rest of this entry »

Month of Makeovers, Day 8: Hey hey, it’s a monkey!

It’s every knitter’s quandary: What do you do with all the little bits and balls of yarn left over from every project you’ve ever made?

My usual solution is to stuff them with the big yarn balls inside a vintage plaid suitcase. Or two.


Would you believe . . . three?


Not that I’m a great knitter, because I’m not. (I might be, if there weren’t so many other interesting things to do.) What I really am is a Collector of Odds & Ends That Could Be Useful Someday. Read the rest of this entry »