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Etsy treasuries

7 Jun

Two of my handknit berets have been included in treasuries this weekend.

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Whine

18 Feb

(and totally a first world problem)

I wish more people who are happy with things–services or goods– would leave feedback.

At the day job, it’s not rare to get rant-y, scream-y, threatening emails from the higher ups because of anonymous negative feedback from customers (and also from ex-employees who really should know better). I try to leave work behind me the moment I clock out, but when I get acerbic text messages at 6:00 am from my boss on my day off because of such emails, it’s not easy to do.

Then there’s Etsy.

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May your Christmas be joyful!

25 Dec

Xmas gift tags quilled poinsettias i

From all of us at casa aztec.

Baby boy cardigan (March 2011)

4 May

A while back I found the most darling–and incredibly simple to knit–pattern for a baby cardigan. (I’ll edit the post with link and/or name as soon as I have a moment to look for it). It so happened that I had the most delicious shade of pale blue yarn handy:

Mind you, this picture doesn’t truly do it justice–this one comes closer to the true shade of the yarn: Continue reading

Double cable scarf in navy for Tania B (January 2012)

21 Mar

A while back I posted about knitting left-handedly and how apparently all my cables are wrong because they cross in the opposite direction as those of right handed knitters. Continue reading

The Cruella (hat) for Kris B. (November 2011)

13 Feb

I am not sure if every artisan feels the same, but I confess that I’m absolutely thrilled when someone contacts me and asks, “Can you make this for me?” Part of me wants to bounce all over the room, squeeeeeeeing like a fangirl at a booksigning (yes, I’m a bookaholic, your point?) while part of me is half-frozen with panic: can I really make that? Continue reading

Teenie Tiny Mini Journal / Album

6 Feb

(aka, the first time I’ve ever been accused of taking ‘too good’ pictures 😀 )

This little thing was inspired by several YouTube videos–and many crafters and scrapbooking folk are familiar with the concept. From what I’ve seen, the most common uses are little ‘flip books’ within a scrapbook page layout, and the starting paper size tends to be 12″ x 12″. Continue reading