The Lost Child – Book Review

equal parts a cautionary tale of what can result from ignoring mental illness, as well as an in-depth look at family dynamics and relationships, from the secrets we keep to the misunderstandings that cause strife. Gunnis takes us on this journey, keeping us guessing the whole way, and faithfully leads us to the end in such a way as to be bereft with the finish of this stunning piece of fiction.

Bumble Puff Beauty Biscuit

I've long been obsessed with all things hexagon. And if you've been around here since the beginning and my Autumn Walks Triangle Scarf, you'll know I'm a big fan of the puff stitch. It was only natural that these things would come together in a design at some point, and lo and behold, the Bumble Puff Beauty Biscuit was born!

The Ultimate Guide to Spring & Summer Makes for Markets

I know with the crazy COVID-19 going around right now, markets are probably the last thing you want to think about, IF they even happen this year. But while we are only at the beginning of this corona virus mess, the fact is that it won't last forever. So whether you're prepping for just in case markets this year, planning ahead for next year, or you're just bored at home with all this social distancing or a self-imposed quarantine, I've put together the ultimate list of Spring & Summer crochet makes for markets.

Marigold Boho Coaster

I thought I would share two different styles of coasters I made from working up to certain rounds of the original Marigold Market Bag Mandala portion. I used two different weight yarns to achieve completely different looks, so I'm including directions for both versions here for you!

The Little French Bistro – Book Review

The author's writing was probably the best part of the book. Her way with words is admirable, and I could almost see, hear and smell the area of Brittany through her words. She also was, at times, very prosaic, which I appreciate as well. Her writing really brought the scene to life, but that's probably the only redeeming feature of this book.

The Puff Stitch Crochet Tutorial

If you have been around for a while, you might know that I am a big fan of the Puff Stitch. Give me all the lovely, puffy, texture! So today, I'm going to share with you how to make this fun stitch, and then you'll be able to start working on your own puffy projects!

The Dollhouse – Book Review

The author takes us back to the mid-century glam of 1952 New York City and the Barbizon Hotel for women, with a glimpse into the way of life for unmarried, career women in New York City at this time. Feeling alone, homesick and out of place amidst her Ford model neighbors, Darby meets Esme, a smart, scrappy maid / coatcheck girl, and is introduced to a whole new side of New York City, and the dawning realization that maybe, just maybe, she could make a home for herself there after all.

The Pens That Give Back

I'm one of the lucky ones because I have good insurance and because my husband's job affords us the ability to pay those yearly out of pocket maxes each year (and for the next 2 years still). But so many don't have that luxury. Let that sink in for a minute...affordable health care is a luxury.

The XOXO Cold Cup Cozy

These beauties all work up so amazingly quick, and they are a great stash buster project! Slip a gift card to their favorite coffee / smoothie shop inside one and it is the perfect gift for your favorite Galentines!