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simple pattern-making – the Basics

One of the main purposes of crafting (the other one is creative outlet & sharing, of course) is making your own of something. An original, one-of-a-kind something. This is why I’ve never liked scrapbooking die-cuts. They’re super cute and can be really useful, but even if it’s a pain in the butt I prefer to […]


straight pins – the Basics

By the time I was about two years old my mother had me trained to crawl around the living room carpet finding stray pins. This was to keep my younger playmate (my parents’ friends’ daughter) Sarah – and, later, my baby brother – from eating them. I was very good at my job. No pins […]