Crafty is trendy now… not that I’m complaining. Suddenly it’s slightly less weird for me knit in public or to keep cupboards overflowing with pompoms and popsicle sticks-at least I like to pretend it is. When I spend hours crafting a project (like a hand stitched dainty Cinderella mouse) the queries to my sanity are… Read More Crafty Powers: Not Just for Kids
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” -Pablo Picasso Art is meant to be joyful thing. Too often though it’s reserved for children and the professionals. While almost any child I know will happily play (for hours on end) with paper and crayons, what happens to… Read More Making Art Happen: 6 Secrets of Success
Thanks to books, my new adventures in this new realm of sewing are both diverse and enchanting. Learning how to create my own clothes feels on par with venturing forth to fight a dragon for its treasure. Hand sewing, on the other hand, is more on par to strolling through the woods to discover a unicorn. While I… Read More Hand Sewing: Five Reasons To Love It
Ever have one of those ideas that, however much you try, you can’t ignore? That’s how I can tell it’s inspiration: the thought terrifies me. Yet still it persists in tickling my brain until I give it a whirl. Inspired ideas have lead me down many scary-but ultimately happy- paths. Like writing. Starting this blog was an… Read More A New Adventure: Sewing My Own Clothes
Hello everybody, and welcome to Treasure Tuesday! Buccaneers would loot and pillage. Not so the Bookaneer. I like to share the wealth. Here’s one knit lit gem that you shouldn’t miss! Knit Lit to Soothe the Beast As promised, here’s is my top pick that feeds my stitch witchery. Time is too precious, bookshelves too finite, for the mediocre. Sure,… Read More Knit Lit
Life gets crazy. As I mentioned before, I love to knit. While there are lots of reasons to take up this hobby (motor development, a post-apocalyptic skill…) mine is simpler. As someone put it, “I knit because punching people is frowned upon”. It’s what keeps me sne…er, sane. In those days-wait. Who am I kidding? In… Read More How I Stay Sne. Er, I Mean Sane!
Some people call me a knit addict. They’re right too, but personally, I prefer the term “stitch witch”. Knitting is magical. Just think: using naught but humble sticks and string, you weave sorcery. Simply loop the two together and hey, presto! Transformation complete. Be it mittens, hats, or even socks, you have created something else. Sure, it’s touted as the “new yoga”,… Read More Stitch Witch: How I Weave Magic