Cinch It

This year, some of my bags will be sold at the Governors Island Treasure Chest boutique brought to  you courtesy of The {NewNew}. My friend Kimm of KimmChi came into this funky fabric, and we thought we’d make it into a unique Governors Island souvenir for the store. Tada: If … Continue reading

The Beacon and Hardware Stories

Just a few post-Thanksgiving impressions here. This beauty is called the Beacon. I bought it Thanksgiving morn from the talented Alicia, a fellow blogger and Etsy seller whose designs are inspired by geographical locations. It’s a Christmas present for my soon-to-be sister-in-law. If every time you visit a hardware store … Continue reading

Jenny Who?

I was going through some antique Needlecraft magazines I had received from my grandmother and found a little book called Knitting and Crochet. A Guide to the Use of The Needle and the Hook. It was edited by Jenny June. Curious to find out more about Jenny, I stumbled upon … Continue reading

Pony Tails

Just mailed off a batch of hair accessory sets that will be included in ten raffle bags at the Spring Handmade Cavalcade. And here is how I attach felt embellishments to ponytail holders: First, sew the center button to the embellishment. Then sew through the button, the embellishment, and loop … Continue reading

Your Basic Hat

Continuing with this week’s knitting theme, let’s talk hats. Over the weekend, I’ve rediscovered the knitting of caps. There are many reasons to specialize in noggin covers: You can: Knit one in the time it takes to watch [insert two-hour activity e.g., Iron Man, election coverage, hockey game] Use up … Continue reading

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