Haiku Tuesday: Body Theme

After a brief week away, I’m back with another Haiku Tuesday installment! This one takes a body theme. “Body: a rented Room riddles with leaks, clogs, cracks, Pests and shoddy locks.” Being moderately young yet and in relatively good health, I know shouldn’t complain about my aches and pains too much. Still, though, they are…

Past Project: First Coral Lace Stone

Throwing back this Thursday to one of my very favorite past projects: my first every crocheted coral lace stone, circa 2014. I had already dabbled in hyperbolic crochet and made a miniature coral reef, and lace stones were already a large part of my crafting life. This piece’s colorway and complexity is directly inspired by…

Haiku Tuesday: Window Cat Theme

It’s my second Haiku Tuesday here! This week, I’ve chosen a theme inspired by my cat, Monk. She loves watching birds outside, as many cats of course do. On one cooler morning last week, she was so intensely focused on a cardinal on a branch close to the window, her breath was fogging up the…

WIP: Crystal Pouch Necklaces

I was recently approached by an out-of-state crystal shop about a wholesale order of little crocheted crystal pouch necklaces. I’ve had a few non-necklace pouches up in the shop for awhile, and making wearable-length drawstrings is a very simple modification, so I’m very excited to expand into this new-yet-familiar territory! Here’s a look at how…

Haiku Tuesday: Spinning Theme

I’ve been participating in Haikuesday/Haiku Tuesday over on Instagram for the past several weeks, and I’d love to do it here as well! This week I chose a spinning theme: “My spinning wheel makes Tiny stomps of resistance Against convenience.” I spin on a fourth-hand Ashford traditional I bought from a friend’s co-worker’s wife last spring….

Frowny Amigurumi Slug Friends

My weekend consisted largely of snoozing, schlepping around, working on merchandise and unraveling a sweater to dye when the weather clears up. The thing I’m most excited to show you from those two sweet days off is this little blue amigurumi slug. I have made six of these guys now. I really love their plump little bodies and inquisitive…

Crocheted Cactus Pincushions

I have wanted to make crocheted cacti for years and years. Once when I was still new to knitting and obsessed with knitted cupcakes, I made one very unfortunate specimen with an orange/yellow/red top and ribbed green bottom. Everyone assumed it was a cactus and not a delicious confection. I was crushed. Last year, I…

Another Rodeo

I must admit, this is not my first blogging rodeo. I have blogged at some length on other platforms (and this one as well) in the fairly recent past. Those old posts offer a snapshot of my life at the time, so of course I’ll always cherish them for that. However, they are also filled with mostly…