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DIY holiday gift ideas

I believe that hand made gifts are very special. For me it means that someone thought long and hard about what the other person might desire and then spent precious time and effort to create that gift. And because of... Continue Reading →

How to become the perfect spy

I've recently read John Le Carré's book A Perfect Spy. It is a strange book. Maybe the word haunting is closer to the truth. After finishing I spent days trying to figure out what I thought about it. And to... Continue Reading →

Little mouse on a boat

Each year I try to make something really special for my husband for Christmas. I've painted for him these last two years (see the posts here and here), so I thought I'd do something different this time around. That's when... Continue Reading →

Testing the rat

If you'd ask me what is the hardest thing about designing a new pattern I'd tell you its figuring out how that piece of flat thing you are holding in your hand is going to turn into something 3D. Oh,... Continue Reading →

What’s all the fuzz about?

Recently I started noticing that a lot of the felt objects, ornaments that I made started to look worn. They look dirty and the contour of the designs themselves distorted. Upon closer inspection I realized, however, that it is not... Continue Reading →

Christmas gift from the panicky crafter

A week ago I found myself with a tin full of animals (did you see my post of Hjorton and Crumble?), a heart that fell in love and did not want to let them go, and no gift for my... Continue Reading →

Christmas gift ideas – for the child

It is not easy to purchase a gift for a child. This day and age they seem to be into a very specific thing and by the time you learn about it and get it, the craze is already over.... Continue Reading →

Christmas gift ideas – for the reader

As I was finishing the little vest for my Tabaki Jackal challenge I kept thinking (and thinking) about the book that inspired it all, Mariam Petrosyan’s The House, in Which… I'm a pretty fast reader, but this one kept me... Continue Reading →

The Tabaki Jackal challenge

In the last couple of weeks my contribution on this blog has been sporadic. As I said it once, I'll say it again: it is my friend K's fault! Mariam Petrosyan’s book, The House, in Which… which K gave me... Continue Reading →

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