Here is an idea for a modestly sized hooked project that could be ready for your holiday table. Continue reading
Pause for a moment and remember to have some fun this holiday season. Continue reading
This year Ali Strebel and I will be teaching a rug hooking class called techniques. One of the things that I will be talking about is the fact that quite a few of the rugs that I create are actually punch hooked. Continue reading
I wanted to share with you this little video that I found in my web travels. It really did make me feel happy and thought it might have that effect on you too. Continue reading
Every now and then when the studio gets messy and I find myself gravitating to the kitchen instead of my craft room, I know it’s time to rearrange things. One thing I do to get me inspired is to plan for visitors to come over. Then I have a deadline! Continue reading
You may have noticed that I have added a new page above in my menu strip called “Best Posts”. On this new page I have links to what I consider to be some of the best Continue reading
A friend shared this photo with me. I don’t know the source, but I had to post about it today. It captured something remarkable in our natural world that resonated with me in a strong way. Words that come to mind are: togetherness, courage, love, family, hope, and wonder…. Hang in there! Spring is worth it.
I am having a very busy week of shipping and packing, leading up to a teaching engagement next week. Because of travels I will not be posting very much this month and the next.
Consider re-reading some of this last year’s posts to tide you over. There are several free rug hooking patterns and tutorials for you. I hope that you will make one of these projects while I am away from blogging. Use the search tool found at the right hand side of the blog and put in a key word like “free” or “tutorial” or “studio” or “inspiration” or “knitting” or….
Let spring blossom in your creative spirit ~ Karen
Valentine’s Day comes exactly in the nick of time. For what better time to cheer someone with a wish of love and endearment than dark February. Continue reading
December is a time to gather together the bits and pieces that have fallen off the edges, and build something of them. If this sounds a bit like what happened to Humpty Dumpty, you get the idea. For me, what it all means is a lot of time on the computer, enhancing photographs, building pages, preening the layouts, fussing over details, and drinking a lot of tea. Continue reading
When my family asks me what I want for Christmas, I used to find it hard to give them an answer. Because what I really wanted was some hand dyed wool or roving, an antique vase like I saw in some remote corner of a flea market, or some craft supplies too difficult to explain or describe. How could they ever pick out what I really wanted? Continue reading