No Plan Survives Contact with Reality

There is a famous quote that goes, “No plan survives contact with the enemy” (If you’re a nerd like me and like this sort of thing, you can read about the history of this quote here). I think of these words a lot. Oftentimes I remind myself that in my case, “No plan survives contact […]

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Coming Soon, to Needles Near Me

As I wait for my trio of hats from my Craftsy class to dry so I can tell you all about them and the wonderful class, I’ve found myself winding ALL THE YARN. OK, not all the yarn, but quite a bit. Of the next 9 days, the weather service tells me that 6 of […]

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iMake Magazine Issue 3 is Live!

Just a quick note today to let you know — if you haven’t heard already — that iMake Magazine Issue 3 is live & available for purchase! Don’t you just love that gorgeous photo? It’s by the lovely & talented Libby at Truly Myrtle. I’m proud and honored to be a contributor with my article […]

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16 Credits Don’t Hang in the Balance

Upon entering college, I had to take a foreign language placement test. I did not expect much as my high school French classes were taught by a very tiny, very old nun and were comprised of multiple readings of The Little Prince, occasionally interrupted by picking up The Count of Monte Christo. Of course we […]

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Too. Many. Great. Choices.

It seems that all my favourite designers have new books coming out these days. With so many amazing options, the hard part isn’t finding fresh new patterns to love. The challenge is figuring out a way to make them fit in my budget. I thought today I’d share with you my favourite new titles as […]

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In Review: iMake Magazine

Martine Ellis is a rare breed. A creative dynamo with an endless stream of interests & inspiration, if you are a creative or DIY-type you really ought to be paying attention to her. I first “met” her through the MerryKAL which she generously offered to co-host with me back in January. Then I started listening […]

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