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'crafting' Archive

On being a maker

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

I think I started making friendship bracelets when I was 6 or 7 years old. Before that it was paper mache-ing Halloween costumes, writing and illustrating paper books, and drawing murals. Since then I’ve dabbled in beading; crocheted my way through skein after skein of yarn; built computers; joined set crew and learned how to […]

a misunderstanding and a sneak peak

Friday, April 5th, 2013

You see there, where it says yardage? And there are four numbers and a comma. In English that means there are 138.2 yards. Not 1,382 yards. Mis-reading this means you have to make a second trip to the yarn store to complete your projects. This is a sneak peak of the project I’m working on […]

Look what I can do

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

I made something I pinned on pinterest! (I actually make/cook/try many of the things I pin.) (Also please excuse the blurry phone pics.) I made this headband out of old t-shirt scraps, following the directions I found here. (You might ask why I have old t-shirt scraps laying around, and the answer is because a […]

Seven Things: to do to Procrastinate during Final time

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Or anytime really, but seeing how it is in fact that time of year, this is what I’ve been doing to avoid writing papers and doing power point presentations, and what I would be doing if I had exams to study for (which I lucked out, and don’t this semester). 7. Read this website until […]

Warm Heart, Warm Toes

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Dear Boyfriend, I broke them in for you.Happy Birthday!

yarn and sticks

Friday, January 15th, 2010

So one of the items on my life to-do list is to teach myself to knit. I know what you’re thinking: “But clare, crocheters and knitters just aren’t friends.” “Why would you want to use two sticks to make rows, when one hook can make lace and flowers?” “Why do you choose hobbies that will […]

Argyle! Crochet! Sweatervests! oh my

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Finally, the crochet project I have been working on for the past 3 months is complete. And I’d say it turned out pretty hott. Although it’s the same shape as all the sweater vests I made while in TZ, it took much longer because of the color pattern. I had to completely develop the pattern […]