• Easy and fun DIY Dragon Eggs

    These eggs will be a hit at your next Dragon party. I love a theme party, I really do.  Creating a magic space for a few hours brings me joy.  My son loves the Dragon Masters books by Tracey West, so this year we decided the theme for his birthday party this year was DRAGONS!  So. Much. Fun.  Plus it gave me the perfect excuse to make these DIY dragon eggs. Never one to shy away from a challenge, I like birthday themes that aren’t available at party stores.  It’s a great chance to stretch your creative chops with very little stress. Kids are easily wowed, so a little effort…

  • The Santosha Hat

    The Santosha Hat

    Santosha is the Sanskrit word for contentment and knitting this hat has brought me so much contentment. A mildly challenging brim followed by nothing but quick and easy rows of knit in the round. It’s quick to knit up, and the brim, made with checkmark cables, is a big beautiful YES.

  • Multicoloured knit swatch

    Mixed Media Bag

    I fell completely and madly in love with Purl Soho’s mini herringbone scarf pattern, and thought it was the perfect “man gift” idea. I had this incredible yarn that I can’t for the life of me remember the name of nor can I find the tag (arg!), and it was knitting up beautifully. Alas, the colour palette wasn’t as masculine (aka the blue and grey palette my husband insists on) as I had anticipated, and my DH is just not a scarf wearing guy anyway. So what to do, what to do? Conveniently, Pinterest saved the day! Check out this pre-fab leather bag top and bottom from Knitter’s Pride. Looks…