• Knitting

    Shelter Kerchief

    As with most everyone else in the knitting world, I was very intrigued when Jared Flood brought out his line of wool – Shelter. Jared’s photography (and marketing) is excellent. Every picture that man takes makes me want to knit whatever is in the picture. Even if it is a giant log cabin blanket (shudder). A few weeks ago he started offering colour cards for Shelter, so I caved and bought one just to see what it was like. Well, as soon as that arrived I ended up ordering a couple of skeins to try it out. The colours are really one of the best parts of this line for…

  • Gifts,  Quilting

    Mug Rug Swap

    I haven’t done a lot of swaps in my crafting career, but every once and a while I see one that I think would be a lot of fun (and let me try out something new). So when I saw the Mug Rug Swap II on Ravelry (in the Quilters Knitting group) I thought, why not? (Edited to add: I realized most people don’t know what a mug rug actually is. It’s a tiny place mat just big enough for a mug and your cookies, and they are a popular swap among quilters because you can try out new quilting skills on something small) A while back I had seen…

  • Interior Design,  KSC Designs

    Nursery Design on a Budget

    A couple of weeks ago my friend Whitney asked if I would be interested in helping her get her littlest one’s nursery together. She was having a bit of a block, both with ideas and moreso with time, as far as how to go about finishing it. And when the room is for someone this cute, how could you resist? (Photo from a shoot I did with her at 5 weeks. What a cutie) The room was currently being used mostly as storage, but it had some great things to work with. There is a fabulous old textured wallpaper on the walls, right over the original lathe and plaster. We…