Wednesday, September 17, 2014

episode 35 - seasons of change

Episode 35 – 9/17/14 – seasons of change

Drawing for a winner in the 200 member prize!

Out of the Stash (FOs):
  • The Summer Fool is finished! And it’s still summer! LOL Still needs to be blocked, but it’s off the needles.

On their way out (WIP):

Future plans:
  • Debating if I want to pull out another old WIP next or start something fresh! I think I need a quick finish next…
  • I watched Create Your Dream Career with Michelle Ward on CreativeLive and I’m SO glad I did! I’ve also been reading The Renaissance Soul by Margaret Lobenstine (sorry, looks like the price has gone up since I bought it - check your local library though!). Both are excellent and I’m learning so much and making plans for BIG changes in the next year…

It’s Easy Being Green…
How do you feel about eBooks? I love that they save space and require no manufacturing or shipping! Plus, I have my whole library at my fingertips and can highlight and notate all I want. Plus, they’re usually less expensive than the printed versions too!

I completely forgot to mention it, but I found a couple new-to-me podcasts I wanted to share. James from DancingGeek podcast is a lot of fun to watch, even when he rambles. ;-) And I just found Lindsay of the Entirely Crafty Podcast this morning – she does all the crafts

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

episode 34: more spinning??

You still have a week to enter in for the 200 member prize! Thread will close next Wednesday before I record. =)

Out of the Stash (FOs):
On their way out (WIPs):
  • Working on my Summer Fool shawl. Free pattern from Patricia Martin. I’m using madeline tosh merino light in the Baltic colorway.

Future plans:

It’s Easy Being Green…
Pass on your unnecessary items to others who may love or need it! This cuts down on the manufacturing of new items, saving energy and materials.

I'll be decluttering at least one item a day for the next 30 days! Check out the thread on Ravelry if you want to join in! =)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

episode 33: feeling blue

Episode 33 – 9/3/14 – feeling blue

Drawing for a winner in the New Discoveries Craft-along!

We have 200 members in the group! How about a giveaway?! Fall is soon upon us in the northern hemisphere, so tell me, what’s your favorite thing about Autumn?

I sent 3 shawls to Webs to be given as comfort shawls. I went through my closet and decided my Sweet Eleanor Scarf (by Quince Tart), Wingspan (by Maylin Tri’Coterie Designs) and Piper’s Journey (by Paula Emons-Fuessle) should all go to new homes through this awesome charity.

Out of the Stash (FOs):

On their way out (WIPs):
  • ·         I pulled my Summer Fool shawl out again. Free pattern from Patricia Martin. I’m using madeline tosh merino light in the Baltic colorway.

Back in the Stash (frogging):
  • ·         My Chunky Cable Bag (pattern by Nguyen Le) is getting frogged!

·         Nothing yet, but I have plans to use the destash $ for a set of hand cards and a couple of boat shuttles. Hoping to also get a new reed for the Baby Wolf! Thanks to all who have helped my stash lose some weight! Yarn and books are still available on stashlessdestash on Instagram. =)

It’s Easy Being Green…
Color your hair? Have you tried henna instead of the chemical-laiden hair dyes from the store? Have you tried henna? I get mine from The Henna Hut online and I love it!

(Video is also available via iTunes and podcatchers.)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

episode 32: mental shift

Last chance to get in your entries for the New Discoveries CAL! Must be posted by end of August. Drawing will be done on next week's podcast! =)

Out of the Stash:

  • Doncaster shawl - pattern by Holli Dapp - yarn is handspun by me from a braid dyed by Becoming Art in the Rich colorway
  • I'll be destashing some of my abundant stash starting this weekend on Instagram. Skeins will also be marked as Will Sell or Trade on Ravelry. 
It's easy being green...

Check into a washable furnace filter to save money and eliminate the trash! The one I purchased is made by Air Care and I purchased from Amazon.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

episode 31 - so much learning

Episode 31 – 8/20/14 – so many ways to learn!

Out of the Stash (FOs):
  • ·         You get to see what you can win in the Fudge Ripple KAL! I sewed project bags this weekend and you can win one! It's a very fitting pattern too. =)
  • ·         I finally sewed my living room curtains too!

On their way out (WIPs):
  • ·         Doncaster Shawl – pattern by Holli Dapp – using my handspun!
  • ·         Spinning up two 4-oz braids to 2-ply: Both are merino/silk/bamboo. Chicks Dig Scars from Cattail Knits and Beach House 5 from Spinneretta’s Studio.
  • ·        Working on my August washcloth – Trying out Tunisian Chevron Stitch with some Lily Sugar’n Cream cotton in Violet Stripes. I found directions for this stitch in 
  • ·        I still need to finish the purse for the Paradise Fibers KAL! I’m running out of time!


Future plans:
  • ·         Doing some sewing machine maintenance with direction from a couple of Craftsy classes: Sew Ready: Machine Basics with Amy Alan and Sewing Machine 911 with Claudia Miller
Here's the class you can still get for free:

·         I also plan to watch T-Shirt Quilting with Diane Gilleland this Thursday and Friday (Aug 21-22) on CreativeLive. This is a free class if you watch during the live stream. They also usually show it again for other time zones.

It’s Easy Being Green…

Prescription and over the counter medications are showing up in our water. Can you use a natural remedy in place of a medication? Click here for info on proper disposal of expiredmedications.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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