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Instagram LifeHappy New Year! 🎉 I spent the first day of 2020 plotting out my year and lots of hard work and interesting challenges are on the horizon. I've decided on a publishing date for The Case of the Golden Mushroom. I'm going to redo some illustrations and the cover and release it October 2020! Mildred is the villain of the story, but I love her smarts, her drive and her daring. I've done a few posts of Mildred before, but the year of the mouse is Mildred's year to shine! . 🦔 . #thecaseofthegoldenmushroom #thegreatmushroomdetective #hedgehogs #midlredtrevorthornes #mushroommysteries #2020goals #middlegrademystery #mushrooms
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Category Archives: crochet
I received this yarn for Christmas. It is a mohair acrylic blend called Scirocco. This wool has a tweed look, mostly charcoal but hints of green and flecks of white. The string is not so thick but it requires larger … Continue reading
When does stash busting become stash stuffing? When you decide to make a blanket from stash and you realize some yarn is just not quite the right color. I decided to make a blanket from an old project that wasn’t working … Continue reading
Maybe I’m excessively delicate, but I don’t like to hold on to a cup that is burning hot or a cup that is icy cold. I feel guilty when I use the paper cup holders, sleeves, cosies, whatever you want … Continue reading
Since my European Yarnpossible missions, the wristwarmers, and Argie I hadn’t made anything for months. From late March, I’d been working on a writing project and a photography project which took up all my time. In May I went to the … Continue reading
So the next Yarnpossible mission in my European adventure was to find some yarn in Helsinki. Thank heavens for ex-pat sites and blogs. If you are travelling to a foreign country, I really recommend checking out some ex-pat sites. Knitmap.com was … Continue reading
I made this scarf for a friend. My inspiration was the Welsh dragon as my friend is Welsh and green rather than red as green is her favorite color. It is made with Noro Kirara (#10?). I had originally wanted … Continue reading
Last year I was feeling kind of stressed and needed a distraction. My friend Deanna of Deanna Kobou Studio does great crochet work and she really inspired me to try it. Crochet looked like something that would distract me and, at … Continue reading