Category Archives: Crafts

Flat Diamond House

My first love is cross stitch, as I’m sure is pretty obvious. But, I do love to knit, crochet, and sew when I have some time. I also like to try lots of other weird little crafts and, of course, … Continue reading

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Matryoshka Keepsake Case Finish

I used to have a rule about the Creativ Festival: I needed to finish all the previous year’s classes before I could sign up for the next year’s classes. A few years back, that rule was forgotten as the number … Continue reading

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Creativ Festival Fall 2015 – Day 3

I’ve survived another day, but just barely. I had a full day of classes, from 9am all the way to 8pm, with just two one hour breaks. And there is still two more days to go. *dies* My first class … Continue reading

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Fall Creativ Festival 2015

It is that time of year again: Creativ Festival time! October is such a great month because the weather final cools down; there is Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing to eat; the Creativ Festival happens; and then Halloween rounds it all … Continue reading

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Stitch from Stash – August 2015

Oh dear… It is time for the Stitch from Stash check-in… Actually, I did okay with regards to cross stitch stash. Month: August 2015 Spent: $11.35 Earned: $0 (not tracking) I bought four skeins of floss that I needed to … Continue reading

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Great-Grandma’s Stash

A few months ago my aunt moved from her rather large house into a small apartment. She has been divesting herself of various family heirlooms which, being the oldest sister, had somehow found their way into her home. I was … Continue reading

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3D Diamond Embroidery Kit Review

I will admit it: I’m having too much fun with AliExpress. I’ve ordered super cheap cell phone cases, pretty earrings, inexpensive knock-off Perler beads for the little man (not as good as the real ones, but better than the ones … Continue reading

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