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The Dreaded Learning Curve

So we’ve all been there. You take up a new craft or project, and you know just enough about how to do it to fake it. Sometimes you get lucky and you’re successful, and it turns out great. But then … Continue reading

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Back on the Fiber Train Again

One thing I’ve realized about myself is, I have lots of cycles in my creative life. Last fall, it was sewing. I sewed tote bags, toys for my grandkids for Christmas, clothing for myself, curtains for my son’s bedroom. The … Continue reading

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The Creativity Killing Curtains

Every once in awhile you find yourself taking on a project that you just know is going to be: a) boring and b) a little more than you expect. Well, that is exactly what happened when I decided to make … Continue reading

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Creative Rewind With A Twist

I’ve found that sometimes the best way to go forward with my artistic endeavors, is to go back. I guess that’s one of the reasons why I keep going back to knitting, and periodically to crochet. Both of them have … Continue reading

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A Little Spark

Sometimes you know where that creative spark is going to come from, sometimes you don’t. I was hoping that it was going to come from a class I’d signed up for, but I wasn’t sure if it was going to … Continue reading

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The Void Between

I’ve been trying to figure out what to call this feeling of uncertainty and lethargy, that I’ve been going through and have only been able to come up with a void. It is not a new place, I’ve been here … Continue reading

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Paola the Denim Queen

  I had to name her, my alter ego. The one that has me once again, pulling out the denim and figuring out what to make with it next. So I figured, if the little designer keeps showing her face, … Continue reading

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Started and Finished!

In knitting, we have an expression for starting project after project. We call it “startitist.” I have been guilty of startitist many, many times. I’ll see a project in a knitting magazine, or online and fall in love. It was … Continue reading

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Just Start, dammit!

That was just part of the internal conversation this morning. The mental gyrations of do I start with making an apron, or a bag or do I just mediate about what I want to do with my business and what … Continue reading

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Ch..ch..changes

That is certainly what could be said of last year. It seems like everything in my world changed, mostly for the better. The biggest event was that we moved into our home, that had been in the works for 12 … Continue reading

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