Mustard Yellow Scarf draped around the neck of a dressmakers dummy

Free Pattern – The Kronenburg – Easy to Knit Infinity Scarf

The weather here in northern Illinois has been a bit wonky these past few weeks. One week it’s unseasonably warm and everyone is out wearing shorts, then the next it’s cold and extremely windy. This week we’ve been blessed with a mix of both, starting out wet, cold, and crazy windy, then changing into warmer, but still super windy days.

Breezy Summer thoughts

It’s not even 9 am, but our home has been buzzing with activity for a few hours already. My husband is in his office ( a smallish corner of our bedroom), working away at his job. A few months ago he changed who he worked for and cut his commute time from 30+ minutes to only …

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A rebirth of sorts

Over the past year, I’ve sat here in front of my laptop so many times, just as I do now, with the intention to write… something, anything… but the words failed me over and over again. Rather than do nothing, I’d tinker with the site – making a few changes here and there… adding and removing …

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Sneak Peek

Something that I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time now, is add a little more variety in both my shop here and on Etsy. I started working on new products last fall, but life happened and quite honestly, I wasn’t in the right frame of mind to add them to the shop at the time. It’s a new year now and new goals have been made…

To New Beginnings…

Happy New Year!

While 2015 started out great, the second half of it was just plain terrible. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse, it did… and I’m still trying to deal with it all emotionally. I think I can honestly say that I’ve never been so sad seeing one year end, while at the same time feeling so happy that a new one was beginning.

LTMF – November

It’s been a while since I’ve checked in… nearly a month (maybe even over a month now… I started writing this last week). In early October, life busy with school, hockey practices and games, Halloween preparations, and product development for the shop… add to that a growing little person, hiding inside of me, making me tire more easily…

LTMF – Construction dust and crochet hooks

The past two weeks have been busy ones here at home. Ever since we found out that we were expecting a second child, 5 years ago, we started planning turning converting our loft into a bedroom, giving us three bedrooms instead of just two.

LTMF – Five weeks

Five weeks – It is now the last week of September – my birthday week. Time truly does not stand still and over one month has passed already.