I AM SO PLEASED BY THESE.

A Christmas present for anachronistique! When cgleason got married, her “bachelorette” was at Paper Source where we heat embossed flowers for wedding decorations. And I thought that was pretty damn cool. So a few months ago, I got some chubby lady stamps off Etsy, including Baroness Boobshelf who is AMAZING and I want to stamp her on EVERYTHING.

Some of them got a bit overly melty as I still haven’t mastered my embosser, but oh man, they please me IMMENSELY. And maybe everyone I know is going to get stationery for gifts for the rest of their lives. Get ready.

Another gift for the nephew! He’s big into minions this year.
Pattern: Minion Earflap Beanie by Janet Carrillo

Another gift for the nephew! He’s big into minions this year.

Pattern: Minion Earflap Beanie by Janet Carrillo

tackedtothewall said: How did you make the stars for the Captain Marvel wristlets? Would you be willing to share the pattern? (I love to crochet, but can't seem to make my own patterns, only follow other peoples :p )

I also don’t do well making up my own patterns! I think I adapted this one somehow. I added enough extra stitches to the main ring to account for it being an 8-point star rather than 6-point. For the large points, I followed pattern, and for the shorter ones, I did just the tip—so rather than CH8, I did 6 (I think) and skipped the last double-treble of the point construction.

I hope this helps at least a bit! Trial and error (and writing down what works and what doesn’t as you go) is your friend!

An elephant ear baby cap for my friend’s soon-to-be-born baby! She emailed me a picture from somewhere on the internet and said, “Can you make something like that?” And I did my best by cobbling together bits of other patterns.

An elephant ear baby cap for my friend’s soon-to-be-born baby! She emailed me a picture from somewhere on the internet and said, “Can you make something like that?” And I did my best by cobbling together bits of other patterns.

I hadn’t touched a sewing machine in…seventeen years? But we needed curtains in our kitchen, and I found this adorable fabric on Spoonflower, so I just dove right in. The stitches on the hems are crooked as hell, but the tops came out much better through the magic of actually drawing lines to follow. WHO KNEW.

Making these was super satisfying even with all their flaws. And I have a feeling that my teeny sewing machine and Spoonflower fabrics (even though they are ridiculously expensive) will meet again soon.

Orange Clove Honey syrup!
This is DELICIOUS. And I don’t LIKE honey. But this is so good that I forgo the tea or hot water and just take it by the spoonful, sore throat or not.

Orange Clove Honey syrup!

This is DELICIOUS. And I don’t LIKE honey. But this is so good that I forgo the tea or hot water and just take it by the spoonful, sore throat or not.

A tiny cardigan and hat for my cousin’s baby!
Hat: Magic Coffee Baby Hat by Tracey Kay
Cardigan: Little Coffee Bean Cardigan by Elizabeth Smith

A tiny cardigan and hat for my cousin’s baby!

Hat: Magic Coffee Baby Hat by Tracey Kay

Cardigan: Little Coffee Bean Cardigan by Elizabeth Smith

Little bb Red Sox booties for my cousin’s baby!
Pattern: Baby Red Sox Socks by Mollie Hartford-Chamberland

Little bb Red Sox booties for my cousin’s baby!

Pattern: Baby Red Sox Socks by Mollie Hartford-Chamberland

My first attempt at cross stitching! With the exception of a Christmas ornament I started when I was 8 or so and abandoned after twenty stitches. Alas, the hoop print remains even after ironing. *shakes fist* Crafting!

This may or may not be making it’s way to @twentyghosts as a belated birthday present.


Based on an image from a random, sourceless tumblr post that came across my dash ages ago.

For @fourteenacross's birthday, she wanted Carol Danvers's Lucky Hat. I obliged. And then our fan modeled.

Pattern: Carol Danvers’s Lucky Hat by Nikol Lohr