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Finished! Knitted Raccoon

I knit this little toy raccoon a while ago: He’s super cute, I think he needs a cape. The pattern is from Jelly Bums, check it out, they have lots of cute animal knitting patterns.

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Friday Favourites: Handmade House Cleaning

  All Wool Felted Large Eco Dryer Balls by Green Belle Designs   Clean Your Room Pillow by Alexandra Ferguson   Hand Crocheted Swiffer Sweeper Mop Cover by Delight Crochet   One Mean Machine (8×10 photograph) by Mas Gatos   … Continue reading

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UFOs and I don’t knows

I was digging through my yarn stash last night and found a collection of unfinished objects. This small selection of UFOs is an excellent reminder of procrastination and the excitement of starting new projects. and these are just the little … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Invisible Seams, The Hidden Stitch

To close up a seam without showing any stitches you can use the hidden stitch, sometimes it is also called a ladder stitch. This is a really useful stitch to use when you are closing up stuffies, a turning hole … Continue reading

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An Interview with Artist Jeffrey McGuire

Jeffrey is one of those rare individuals who is simply oozing with creativity. He is a true artist with a passion and desire to put it all out there on canvas. I’ve been following (and admiring) his art for a … Continue reading

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Link Love: Pinterest

I got a Pinterest account today and made my first board, I can sort of see how this could be addictive. Lots of pretty pictures, and a neat way to organize ideas. (click to see the whole board) Do you … Continue reading

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Handmade Harvest Craft Sale Purchase

I got this amazing mushroom log at the Handmade Harvest Craft Sale last weekend in Almonte. It was love at first sight! I have already found a cozy place for it to live in the corner of my living room. … Continue reading

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Things I Heart: Vintage Pyrex

Somehow I have become mildly obsessed with vintage pyrex. I say mildly to make myself seem less crazy. Reality is I find myself googling images of pyrex porn more often than I should admit.  I daydream of yard sale scores … Continue reading

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An Interview with Lindsay of Mas Gatos

I love the way Lindsay’s photography reveals the beauty in what most others would overlook. Her appreciation of the little things in life is certainly prevalent in her work and that just makes me smile. It’s thanks to her influence … Continue reading

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