I thought I'd end the month with one final little spring pattern: a cute little bird amigurumi! The original pattern is the Mini Cockatiel Amigurumi, which is what I'd originally started to make, but then Bear (the recipient of said tiny little bird) decided that it needed to be grey, and it needed to have… Continue reading Pattern of the Week: tiny little bird!
It's done! I've finished Kathleen's sweater dress, put a cowl on the neck because that's how she rolls, and she looks stunning in it (I mean, in general, but I like to think she's extra gorgeous in the dress)! She was good enough to take a selfie for me to post, because she's my rockstar:… Continue reading Update: my girl’s gorgeous new sweater dress!
I call this a "pseudo" yoga pillow because a proper meditation pillow (also called a yoga pillow) should be filled with buckwheat, and (aside from not having several pounds of buckwheat just sitting around) the stitches are a fairly loose and made with a very chunky yarn (which I bought before I thought of this),… Continue reading What I’m working on: a pseudo-meditation pillow!
Hi Friends! This week's pattern of the week is actually several patterns. I was in the mood for a new spring-themed wreath for the front door, so I grabbed a styrofoam wreathform (I'm afraid that I'm the sort who does indeed have that sort of thing sitting around so I can't remember where it came… Continue reading Pattern of the week: flowers!
Welcome to my tutorial for the crunchy stitch! We've had a couple of weeks of two-row stitch patterns, so I thought we could go back to basics this week and do a simple two-stitch repeated pattern. To do this stitch, you'll need to know how to do a slip stitch and a half-double crochet, and… Continue reading How to do the Crunchy Stitch!
Hey friends! I've decided since it's my blog and I'm a brat, I get to talk about whatever I want, and Fridays seem as good a day as any to do that (I'm using a regular day so that if you're the sort who really wants to hear my innermost thoughts, you know when to… Continue reading Introducing Maddy Talks (About Whatever She Wants On Fridays)
Hey Friends! I love the star stitch. It's easier than it looks (once you get the hang of what-goes-where). I also DEFINITELY can't explain it better than the tutorial I learned it from, so consider this a bonus tutorial that I had nothing to do with 🙂 The World's Best, Most Clear, Star Stitch Tutorial.… Continue reading PSA: the best star stitch tutorial out there, which is not mine.