Category Archives: craft

Happy New Year Wishes for You!

   Best Wishes for you this year. I wish you all the best in all you endeavors and adventures. Also wishing you lots of monkeys to take over your bad habits from you! Thanks for reading the Spendy Pencil and … Continue reading

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Talking About Art

In the middle of writing a blog post reflecting on everything going on this autumn, I end up writing about art and and the way we talk about it. It’s still a work in progress but I thought I would … Continue reading

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Hand-stitched Piggy Charm

Walking around in Jiyugaoka in December I came across a branch of Hobbyra Hobbyre. This store sells higher end yarns, fabrics (Liberty Cotton mainly) for quilting, sashiko (a Japanese embroidery style) supplies and some small toys. I looked in the … Continue reading

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Quilted Octopus Sling Bag

Instead of Yarn Addiction Thursday, I thought I’d go to a different fiber media—quilting. I’d been wanting to do a project with my mom for a long time and the timing never worked out and then suddenly it did. My … Continue reading

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App Review of StitchSketch LE. Designing Your Own Patterns Is Easier than Ever!

For today’s edition of Yarn Addiction Thursday, I’m reviewing With StitchSketch LE. You can create your own knit, cross-stitch, beadwork designs, or pixel art on your iPad or iPhone with ease. In the past, if you wanted to design a knitting pattern, … Continue reading

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Yarn Addiction Thursday: Palla, my Finnish Owl.

A while ago on my Yarnspiration post, I posted about the Finnish wool I bought at Lanka Deli by Novita.  I had originally intended to make mittens but I have a multitude of mittens. What I didn’t have was a stuffed … Continue reading

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Yarn Addiction Thursday: All About the Learning

I missed a couple yarn addiction Thursdays due to my book making frenzy for the Tokyo Art Book Fair. I actually have had no time to be addicted to yarn. And now that I’m in book making mode, I’m not really … Continue reading

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