Granny Square Variation

Free Pattern Really Free! My first crocheting experience was a making a granny square. There was an older lady named Kaysee who lived in the building across the way from where I lived. I would go to her house quite often and sit and talk with her. She would give me coffee with lots of sugar and cream. We would…

Yarn-Bombing…

Not Cool Yarn-Bombing is the act of covering objects in yarn using either crochet or knit. It is usually unexpected items, such as trees, benches, lamps, bicycles, and other items. There have bombardments inside, but mostly one finds them outside. It turns the landscape into a colorful wonderland. Typically the events have been to raise awareness for some cause or…

The Pattern

How I Create Patterns Since my brain is full of stuff I cannot just start looming a new item without a pattern. Well, I guess I could, but it might not be a cohesive, recognizable thing. I do make patterns and I actually use several different methods to make a pattern before I loom. The Idea The first step is…

Art Show Buts

I recently showed some of my loomed seed bead art at a local art show. I was told bout it and invited while I was doing the craft fair in town. I was rather excited and, frankly quite nervous about doing an art show. I had just started to get used to the idea of my stuff being art and…

Reduce Reuse Recycle

The 3″R’s” Closed for Business I was talking with my husband the other day about recycling. The biggest recycling company in our area (maybe state or even country wide)went out of business. It left a lot people holding the bag, (well not literally), full of plastic bottles and empty cans of soda and energy drinks. I was thinking that when…