Crochet Pattern PDFs

Peanut Butter Pattern, $6.50

Circles Scarf Pattern, $5.00

Stellar Beret Pattern, $5.00

Raindrops Scarf Pattern, $5.00

Artichoke Hat Pattern, $5.00

Lace Slouch Hat Pattern, $5.00

Starry Night Cardi Pattern, $6.50

Pebble Hat Pattern, $5.00

Petal Beret Pattern, $5.00

Covered Hangers Pattern, $5.00

Diamond Lace Scarf Pattern, $5.00

Blackberry Beret Pattern, $5.00

Cotton Candy Cowl Pattern, $5.00

Simple Hat Pattern, 4 Sizes, $5.00

Cables + Lace Scarf Pattern, $5.00
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Season’s Greetings Holiday Cards

I was thumbing through Martha Stewart’s holiday issue when the idea for my cards came to me.  I still love the woodland animals trend, which is probably because I actually get to see bunny tracks in the snow and foxes darting across the road late at night. I traced one of her cute deer templates and decided to [...]

Craft Fair Prep

Here it is, in all its glory, our joint project: a hat tree! Paul helped me make this from dowels, doll head knobs and a strange bun like  furniture piece that we found at home depot. It’s not the sturdiest thing ever, but it will help get my hats up off the table and hopefully [...]


Alexa has left and I’m getting back into the swing of work. I had one very involved crochet project that I wanted to finish by this week, and I’m happy to say that the seams are sewn, pattern written, etc. Not without a lot of complaining on my part, but it turned out beautifully so [...]

Gary Bates’ Studio Visit

Okay, here’s one more post for the week, before too many things escape from my memory. I’ll be back after Turkey day to show you my holiday cards and maybe even some craft fair setup. Enjoy your holiday!
Last Friday I got to tag along with the grad students on a field trip to Amsterdam, Montana (!) to see [...]

Cheddar Corn Spoon Bread

I don’t plan on doing a lot of posting this week, as one of my best friends is coming to visit tomorrow. Yay! But, I did promise to share my recipe for cheddar corn spoon bread, and I figured I’d better do it before Thanksgiving. The recipe is adapted from Everyday Food – I add the jalapenos [...]

Turkey Day Place Cards

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week! Luckily I am not the one making the turkey, although I will be bringing a very large version of my cheddar corn spoon bread, which seems to be a hit. I also wanted to make some place cards for the table, just to cheer things up, and here’s [...]

Gearing Up

Things have been busy around here,  both in reality in my mind. I am thinking of all the lovely things I could make in time for the holidays. However, if you are on my holiday gift recipient list, you might want to stop reading the blog for now. Hah! I’m probably going to wait to [...]

Stitching Upgrade

This Monday I got a very exciting package from my mom (Hi Mom!). It was a new (to me) sewing machine- a singer featherweight. Still a pretty beginner machine, but loads better than the cheapy I was using to make all of my other projects. I’ve been slacking about getting to the Bernina store to [...]

Softie Awards: Vote for Me!

Yay– my fruitcake is a finalist in the softie awards.

Click here and follow the link to vote– and please vote for me (if you like mine the best, of course!).
I’ve got nothing new to report. I was at a ceramics workshop all weekend with Lea Zoltowski (I made a teapot and two serving trays– and once [...]

Giveaway Winners, Buttons & Butte

Whew. Today things have been a little crazy but I’m here, to announce the giveaway winners. The winner of the scraps is Kimberly, who wants to use them to make a quilt for her mother. The softies book goes to Emily (check out her art quilts!), who wants to make softies for her son. Yay! Thanks [...]