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fingerless fleece monster gloves

It’s taken me a long time to write this particular tutorial, so let me be brief with my introduction. Monsters are awesome, monsters are cute, I like monsters, so let’s make a few. Burma shave. These are simple, adorable fleece gloves that will keep you warm and amused. And while they’re great for kids, they’re […]


felt jellyfish

I’ve been making a lot of octopuses lately. No, not octopi, that’s something else  – the correct plural is in fact octopuses, as my friend Leelee will adamantly explain if you doubt me. First I made little free standing octopuses for my store, because they are cute and fun and that is half the reason […]

crafting panel at PAX Prime!

Announcements announcements announcements! PAX Prime starts in just a couple days, and I am delighted to have the privilege of heading up a panel there this year. I’m sure it will be no surprise that the panel is about crafting – geek crafting in particular. Hopefully a bunch of you reading this already know about […]

button jewelry

Crafting isn’t always about making nice things from the ground up. Sometimes it’s simply about finding already-nice things and putting them to nice, new use. Take buttons. They’re cute (as a button, of course), lightweight, colourful and come with tidy little holes for attaching them to stuff. They’re also small, which means you can have […]

smooth-edged, hidden-hem patches

Sometimes life is about laziness, sometimes it’s about busyness and sometimes it’s about delayed gratification. This week it’s about all three. Because I’ve been busy packing all my possessions into cardboard boxes, I got lazy and decided to just watch Arrested Development at the end of the day (several days in a row), thus you’re […]

sewn paper garlands

Now that we’re well past Halloween, Thanksgiving and even the first days of December, I feel I can safely delve into the realm of Christmas decorations. Dante may not have mentioned it, but rest assured that there’s a special Hell for people who play Christmas carols in the malls before December first. Christmas is often […]

sew your own skinny jeans

Today I’m going to explain the very simple process of turning normal jeans into skinny jeans. The obvious question is, of course, why would you want to? Skinny jeans look good on girls under the age of 12 and girls who look like they’re under the age of 12. And that’s pretty much it. Oddly […]