Thursday, March 16, 2017
Small business enthusiasts and indie maker supporters have noticed that some of their favorite Etsy sellers are raising their prices. Here's why.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017
So, this was meant to be released in...October. For those keeping track? It's almost March. I don't care what any of you say, orange is totally a spring color.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Thursday, February 2, 2017
I've been kind of/sort of experimenting with yarn spinning since Louise from Spin City hypnotized me at a craft show about a year ago. I bought two drop spindles and some bats of fibre. The addiction began.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Okay, so most of you know that I hand dye yarns and I also recently started spinning yarn with a drop spindle. I've been making do with a yarn swift for winding yarn into skeins, but ohhhh man is that annoying. Don't even get me started on how enraged I get when my yarns tangle in the ends of the swift arms! New year's resolution: get a nice wooden swift and ditch the metal swift of doom that I currently own.
So, I needed a niddy noddy: a simple tool for winding yarn into skeins that apparently and inexplicably costs an arm, a leg, and most of my left hand to get from Ashford. If you live in the US there are several Etsy sellers that make them with PVC pipe: but if you live over here in Europe the shipping charges will eat you alive.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Over the past week, I've seen a lot of people saying they can't find a crochet pattern to make one of the popular pink "pussy hats" that will be worn en masse during marches and protests on January 21st.
So I created one, but admittedly it's a little different than the rectangle design that most people are making.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Monday, December 19, 2016
Enter the light-speed Flat Rib cowl, designed by me for people like me.
It's knitted flat using some gorgeous Rowan Hemp Tweed Chunky yarn, it's perfect for beginners, and mine took an evening to crank out.
Click here to see the pattern on Laughing Hens (it's free), and click here to add it to your queue on Ravelry. Godspeed, procrasti-knitters. May the Force be with you.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
|If you look closely, you can see EVERY SINGLE MISTAKE.|
Last weekend, the wife and I went up to Edinburgh for a quick weekend getaway. The weather was gorgeously crisp, the sights were stunning, and my only regret was that we couldn't stay longer. We took a bus to Scotland (what, you thought professional knitters/dyers have lots of cash? HA!) - a night bus on the way up, and a day bus home. I decided to work on my forbidden socks on the way back. And then, it happened.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Monday, November 28, 2016
So, as someone who works in yarn, and loves yarn, I uh, have a lot of yarn. Long ago in a galaxy far far away, my stash could comfortably fit in what I called "the craft cupboard." It lived in there with abandoned beading projects, 150 skeins of DMC embroidery thread, and the 50 pack of bubbles we bought for our wedding 3.5 years ago and forgot to take to the reception.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Monday, November 14, 2016
Sunday, November 6, 2016
I'm that person that everyone complains about to their friends. "Ugh, did you hear Angie playing Christmas music at the party?" (lol jk I probably wouldn't be at a party, who am I kidding?) More like "Angie won't shut up about how excited she is about the holiday season, it's driving me nuts. It's not even December yet."
All I can say is, #SorryImNotSorry.
Monday, October 31, 2016
In my effort to actually get my life together and post more about worthy things, here is your weekly update on crafty goings on in the world of GamerCrafting!
Okay, so no one really cares that much, but here goes.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
I'm not quite sure how I manage to be both Type A and also a massive procrastinator. I think it basically boils down to making lots of very detailed lists, and then ignoring everything on them until the last minute. Well, fellow creatives, I decided to make a post for the most disorganized of us - a list of some super simple last minute Halloween projects that you can whip up in less than an hour. You're welcome.