Candle Flame Cowl Knitting Pattern

The lace pattern for the candle flame cowl requires attention but it’s not difficult, particularly after you’ve worked through the repeat once. And the bulky yarn makes this project one of the quickest eyelet patterns you’ll probably ever work. This pattern is an easy way to learn the basics of lace knitting without having to […]

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Make Use of What You Have with the Upcycling Summit

I was thrilled to take part in the Rebecca Page Upcycling Summit. The live classes are over but you can purchase the VIP class here. What is the Upcycling Summit? The Upcycling Summit is a five-day event that includes more than 30 classes in sewing, crochet, knitting, embroidery, painting and more. Here are just a […]

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Easy Corn Casserole Recipe

We’ve been making this easy corn casserole recipe for as long as I can remember. If we were ever not hosting Thanksgiving, this is the side dish I would take. It’s easy (like, my kid could make it herself as soon as she could open a can), delicious and it’s corn! Speaking of easy, if […]

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Stash-Busting Zipper Bag Knitting Pattern

This fun zipper bag knitting pattern is worked from the top down, so you’re never really casting on stitches, you’re just making it as big as the zipper you want to use. Then you work from the zipper to your desired length, do a three-needle bind off and you’re done! This post is part of […]

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Drawing Spooky Chibi is Out Now!

I’m so excited to share with you my latest book: Drawing Spooky Chibi! This is my second book authored with Tessa Creative Art and published by Bloom Books for Young Readers. About Drawing Spooky Chibi Much like the last book, Drawing Fantasy Chibi, this one includes instructions for drawing slightly scary, but super cute, creatures […]

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How to Change Colors in Crochet

One of the things that causes problems for crocheters learning to work with different colors is how to change colors in crochet. It’s not difficult but the yarn management is a little different depending on where in the piece you are changing colors and how colors change across a row. Changing Colors at the End […]

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Lie-Flat Drawstring Bag Knitting Pattern

I wrote this lie-flat drawstring bag knitting pattern a long time ago for a now-defunct website so I decided to update the pattern and make it available here so more people could make and use it, because it really is a handy little thing. (Of course I can’t find the bag right now to take […]

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