March 2013

Enter giveaway for copy of 'Loom Knitting For Babies & Toddlers'

“Loom Knitting for Babies and Toddlers, More Than 30 Easy No-Needle Designs,” (St. Martin’s Press/$24.99) may just be the book of exciting knitted projects you’ll want to add to your collection. Isela Phelps, an authority on loom-knitting, offers readers a wide range of patterns to choose from for the loom knitter who’s looking for something with lots of style … Continue Reading →

Thank you!!!

I’d like to send out a BIG Thank YOU to everyone who helped me clean off my desk!!! I hope to put the books in the mail this week. Happy Crafting!

Save your amaryllis for years to come

Earlier this week, my friend Phyllis asked me what she should do with her amaryllis now that it has stopped blooming. By following a few steps, it’s fairly easy to encourage an amaryllis to re-blossom. First, if you haven’t already done so, cut off the old flower stalk. Then just treat the plant as if it were a … Continue Reading →

Baby grasshoppers make a surprise appearance

Spring arrived early this year, at least that’s what some grasshoppers at our house thought. Last fall we planted some small glass terrariums using plants growing in pots outdoors. We used a variety of tender succulent plants, which meant we had to bring them inside so they wouldn’t die from the freezing temperatures. We discovered recently … Continue Reading →

'Embroidery pour le Bebe' book giveaway

If you happen to be an expecting mom or grandmom who’s looking for precious little items to hand-stitch and embroider for that bundle of joy that’s soon to arrive, then ‘Embroidery pour le Bebe, 100 French Designs For Babies and the Nursery’ (Harper Design/$12.99) is filled with lots of unique craft ideas that you’ll find hard to … Continue Reading →

"Knitting Off the Axis" book giveaway

Why not try a brand new approach to knitting? Designer Mathew Gnagy offers insight into non-traditional ways for knitting sweaters — sideways and at odd angles in his recently published book, “Knitting Off The Axis, Projects + Techniques for Sideways Knitting” (Interweave Books/$24.95). The book is divided into three sections, Truly Sideways, Mostly Sideways and … Continue Reading →