Staying Warm

Nettle Mitts Exactly a year ago during a visit to Napa, we found a yarn shop in downtown.   It was a crisp December weekend and I found myself gravitating toward the warmth of the yarn shop.  Even though I had no mitten-making skills whatsoever at the time, I couldn’t resist this fingering yarn and the mitten pattern.  Then, a few weeks ago, when the weather started getting colder, I also.. Read More

Warmth From The Poles

  Little Penguin Polaris pattern on Etsy   While we are being rain-starved here in California, I know most of you are probably tired of winter already.  I think my little penguin Polaris would heartily agree with you.  I made this pillow for Amanda and I recently realized that I haven’t shared it here.  This little penguin keeps on tugging on my sleeve and demanding that I make more copies.. Read More

Pencil Case Tutorial For Making Christmas

  As a child, I used to live above my grandfather’s printing press and I used to get a lot of art supplies as gifts all the time.  I grew very fond of paper, pencils, markers, paint, glue, etc.  Even today, being surrounded by art supplies makes me happy.  Art supplies are like catnip for me!  The tradition continues and I recently got a ton of micron pens as a.. Read More