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Little List of Loves

My love list (Part 1):


Yarn Gone Wrong

I've tagged this post "inspiration" but this is inspiration for what NOT to do...EVER. ever, ever, ever!


This is a knitted wedding dress designed by Yves St. Laurent in 1965.


Seriously, I can't! I don't even have the words

There's also something vaguely umpa-lumpa-ish. But apparently, this is high fashion.


National Stationery Show?!

So.... I JUST found out that there is a National Stationery Show that's apparently been going on annually for the last 68 years! Why have I never heard of this? An entire convention filled with prettily designed paper products

(from Iron Curtain Press)


"What do you do?"

"So, what do you do?"

many faces

many faces


Does anyone else dred this question?

Martha Stewart - American Made Contest

Once a month I do a artist profile/interview with a California based artist for the California Crafters' Club of Etsy Blog.  This month I got a chance to profile the amazing Astrid of AnAstridEndeavor who's also participating in the Martha Stewart American Made Contest

Here's a peek at some of her work:

Renegade San Francisco

School is starting and summer is almost over (unless you're out here in the Bay Area, then you know our 3 weeks of summer weather is going to kick in any minute now). The next couple of posts are going to be about summer time rituals. I always hoped that as I got older I would have a few rituals I could call my own - and now I know some rituals take work and planning! 

What's your favorite summer ritual?

How to create what people will love

Do not create for the masses...


My take on Seth Godin's post about writing copy.
I used Pinstamatic to make it look pretty.

Handmade Awesomeness - Etsy Finds

I love handmade pottery,   I love that each one is a little different. I love the luxury and everyday-ness of them.

Here's some of my favorites:

from ceramics by Laurie Goldstein


Pinterest Love - Handmade February

Are you on Pinterest yet? Because if you're not you're missing out on a very useful procrastination tool. Pinterest is one of those site that makes you say to yourself "I'll just hop on pinterest for a couple of minutes"....and then 45 minutes later..."what did I get on the computer for again?"


If you are on Pinterest, are you following me? Am I following you? I must know. Look at the handmade awesomeness you might be missing out on:


At the festival last week I was able to talk to so many people about my work and answer questions I didn't even realize people had like "what was your inspiration?" 

As someone who crochets (I'm not a painter or sculptor) that's not a question I get very often - and yet I do have inspirations for the items that I make.  

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