Crochet Space Shuttle
Cool Stuff, Geekery

Crafts in Space

I don't think it's a secret to anyone that I'm a huge space nerd. Also not surprising: the fact that my nerdery overflows into my craftiness obsession. What was a surprise? When Alan Boyle - the science editor from -  contacted me on Etsy to ask if he could use an image of my… Continue reading Crafts in Space

Amigurumi Teddy Bears
Amigurumis, Cool Stuff

Crochet Bears Small and … Not So Small

Let's start with the small, shall we? Here is my newest pattern - Teddy Bears! This was what I was hinting at in my last post. These little guys are really fun to make - hence, the making two of them. The pattern to make a Teddy Bear is up at my shop now, if… Continue reading Crochet Bears Small and … Not So Small

Crochet Cars
Amigurumis, Cool Stuff, Current Projects


This is a shout out to all you crochet vehicles! I don't know if you've heard, but I kind of have a thing for crocheted rockets... I'm also in the midst of typing up a pattern for a yellow submarine. So, I'm totally in the mood for some crocheted locomotion! Without further ado, here are some… Continue reading Trans-port-a-shun!

Amigurumis, Cool Stuff

Cephalopod Crochet

It's no wonder that people like to crochet cephalopods (read: octopusessess and the like). I mean, crocheting in rounds lends itself quite nicely to making tubular and roundish shapes. And what is an octopus/squid/cuttle fish if not a bunch of tubular and roundish shapes put together? That being said, it's how you put them together… Continue reading Cephalopod Crochet

Cool Stuff, Crochet Tips, Current Projects

Domo Arigato, Pierrot

I have a new thing lately. And, of course, it entirely involves crochet. What is it? It's a pattern diagram(!), where each stitch is represented by a little symbol and the whole pattern is just a big picture of all the symbols put together. It may sound complicated, but it's really quite intuitive and fun!… Continue reading Domo Arigato, Pierrot

Right Curtain Tie-Back
Around the House, Cool Stuff, Crochet Tips, Current Projects, Free Patterns

Kitschy Curtain Tie-Backs

My sad, sad kitchen was in desperate need of some curtain tie-backs. This just happened to coincide with my mini-obsession of crocheting little flowers from crochet diagram patterns. SO, I thought to myself, why not kill two birds with one stone: amp up the kitsch factor in my kitchen and find a use for all… Continue reading Kitschy Curtain Tie-Backs