Yarn Rules

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I like to read about what the other fibre lovers are making. Wonderful makers share a window into their creative worlds with charming craft blogs. Lovely photographs document tidy little work-spaces. The pictures show beautiful yarn stashes that are neatly … Continued

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Radishes of unusual adorableness!

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R.O.U.A.s – Radishes Of Unusual Adorableness. Oh my stars! such little cuties. MildĀ Spring weather seems to come late to this part of the country and March’s “all lion – all the time” weather philosophy is particularly difficult to accept when … Continued

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Hundertwasser

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  Everything is here to be happy on earth. We have snow and every day a new morning. We have trees and rain and hope and tears. We have humus and oxygen. We have distant lands and bicycles. We have … Continued

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Work

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Making objects for people to wear as ornaments has always seemed like a strange kind of work. It doesn’t feed or house anything. We work to grow our market garden that feeds us and many other families – it’s easy … Continued

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Mason jar love

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Mason jars are such happy little vessels. They just are. The sparkly crystal of the frugal “make do and mend” set. Around here we definitely belong to the make do and mend set so we use a lot of mason … Continued

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Flower Fairies

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When I was a wee, little nipper, I was gifted with a book of “The Flower Fairies” (I think it was called Flower Fairies of the Spring). I pored over the images and began to look for the pictured pixies … Continued

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Play with your food!

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Love, love, love to make crochet play food. The cuteness, the absurdness and the just plain fun! “yum yum dim sum” is one one my favourite books for toddlers and I have made many dim sum play sets with the … Continued

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Happy Year of the Sheep!

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When you live on the West Coast of Canada you are treated to the celebration of the Lunar New Year. Chinese New Year. I know that this is also celebrated in many other parts of Canada but it just seems … Continued

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Happy Heart Day!

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We don’t seem to celebrate holidays around here. We’re just not really all that sentimental I suppose. But Valentine’s day comes with hearts! And hearts are what crochet does best! And we know that I will use any excuse to … Continued

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Tangled

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Quite a number of years ago I decided that I must learn to crochet. My previous experience with this craft consisted of the pink chevron striped afghan blanket that covered my childhood bed and a scratchy kelly green crocheted bikini … Continued

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