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Book Review – Crochet Stores: E.T.A. Hoffman’s The Nutcracker

Crochet Stories: E. T. A. Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker by Lindsay Smith is the first book in Dover Publication’s new Crochet Stories series. Each book presents a story (or series of stories) and interweaves it with crochet patterns for the story’s … 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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Chinese Kit Review

You may have heard of AliExpress. It is a little like Amazon and a little like Ebay. Essentially, it allows you to order items directly from Chinese manufactures at really low prices. You can find just about anything on AliExpress, … Continue reading

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Planning for the New Year

The past week has turned out a little different than I expected. The little man came down with a mild stomach bug on the 23rd which took a few days to clear. (He was mostly unaffected, but we did need … Continue reading

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Threadworx and Needle Necessities

A few weeks ago I ran out of some Needle Necessities thread while I was working on Enchanting Lair’s Love. Unfortunately, Needle Necessities was discontinued a few years ago, but Threadworx arose to take its place.1 The colour names are … Continue reading

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Bunny and Being a Passionate Mom

As I was putting away the Easter decorations on Tuesday, I realized I forgot to take a picture of this little cutie: The pattern is Dwarf Bunny by PlanetJune, and the yarn is Bernat Satin in Antique Rose. I’m not … Continue reading

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Review – Tokens and Trifles Seconds Sampler Pack

I have a secret passion for things that are a little imperfect. When it comes to my stitching, this manifests itself in my love of things like the Dinky Dyes Oops Packs or the HDF’s detritus bags. So, of course, … Continue reading

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