Crafting Puzzles for Kids

I lead a dual life: needlework designer, children’s author. I sometimes think I should give one up in order to do a better job of the other. (Any self-employed person will tell you there’s more to do to run a business than one person can do. Two businesses? Who do I think I am, Wonder Woman?) But which would I give up? That would be like Sophie’s Choice. Thank goodness I’m not Sophie.

Preview Promenade Update

I just took my nightly stroll through the Preview Promenade and discovered Phoenix Bess, a 14-year-old knitwear designer. I love the Queen Anne’s Lace sweater and the felted backpack she shows in […]

New Year, New Project

Last week, I mailed my final assignments to the instructor of my Embroiderer’s Guild of America Individual Correspondence Course. It took me way-yonder longer to finish the course than the EGA predicted, […]

Felt clogs for Christmas

I made Mike a pair of felt clogs for Christmas with a pattern from Fiber Trends, Inc. He needed new slippers. The pre-felted clogs were so big and goofy (think clown slippers) that I wanted him to see them that way, so I wrapped them without felting. Plus, I didn’t have to guess when to stop the felting; this way, he tried on the wet slippers during the process.