I think it’s safe to say that my incredibly generous Michigan family and friends know me pretty darn well, because there was a whole lot of crafty awesomeness with my name on it under the Christmas tree this year. (Okay, under several different Christmas trees.)
My holiday highlights include a Dremel workstation/drill press, a mitre box, Modern Log Cabin Quilting, by my friend Susan Beal, and a set of lovely Gingher pinking shears to round out my collection of fancy scissors. And, of course, we can’t forget Betty, my amazing new Singer Featherweight. (She decided to stay in Brooklyn for the holidays, so she wasn’t around when these photos were taken.)
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to jump back into the craft studio and get creative in the New Year!
Did you have a crafty Christmas too? I want to hear about your holiday favorites!
Happy New Year, crafty muffins! I’d like to tell you that I’ve spent the last few days working on exciting new projects and rolling out grand plans for the upcoming year. That, however, didn’t happen. Instead, I’ve been parked on the couch with a particularly nasty virus and doctor’s orders to rest, hydrate, and wait for it to run its course. (My fever still hasn’t broken, so do forgive me if this post suddenly takes a turn for the weird.) I don’t know about you, but I’m a person who always has at least five things going on at once, so this waiting game is pure torture. I haven’t been able to read, write, or make anything for days, and, even worse, I haven’t been able to dig into my awesome crafty haul from Christmas. (Oh, the humanity!)
Since coughing and, say, knitting lace and sewing aren’t exactly compatable, I’ll just have to settle for telling you about my new goodies instead of showing them in action. (You’ll also get to check out my mom’s lovely fireplace and one of my great grandmother’s braided rugs!)
Handy with a steel crochet hook? Add some teeny tiny holiday cheer to your wardrobe with this mini crocheted snowflake necklace pattern and tutorial! They’re quick to whip up and will harden overnight, so there’s still time to make one before Christmas.
Warning: This project is made with sewing thread and a very small steel crochet hook. It’s not recommended for beginning crocheters.