Category Archives: tools, tips and techniques

finished: lace sweater for mom

one last knit gift that i was working on before the holidays. it has been given, so i can finally share it here… is it bad to say i love it? because i do. it was knit seamlessly from the … Continue reading

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finished: lace scarf

before i show the scarf i was working on prior to the holidays, i want to share what it looked like pre-blocking (blocking is wetting, shaping, and allowing a knit item to dry in order to hold its shape. i’ve … Continue reading

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how to make a mockingjay pin out of clay

i wanted to make a mockingjay pin for my daughter. for those not familiar, the mockingjay pin is from the hunger games trilogy written by susanne collins. it is a recurring symbol in the series of books, and the pin … Continue reading

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making a magic themed birthday party

before i get into it, i just want to admit something. (if you’re here for the how-to, feel free to skip down to the photos below. poof. magic.) i have an inner struggle with themed parties. which may be surprising, … Continue reading

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campfire bannock recipe

on a recent camping trip, we made bannock. it’s a very basic bread dough which we wrapped around sticks and cooked over the fire. the nice thing about it is that it can be prepped ahead of time, and then … Continue reading

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