Friday, February 24, 2012

My Pattern for Fingerless Mitts

by Donna

During our giveaway so many people said we should have patterns in our shop. None of us had written patterns before. I have occasionally made things without patterns but I had never written the directions down. So I thought I would try. It won't be listed for sale in our shop but it will be listed here on our blog as a free pattern.

These fingerless mitts are really easy to make. They are for an adult but I liked them so well I think I will try to come up with a child size version.

Dawn and Kelly tested them for me. If you find any problems, please leave a comment so I can update the pattern.

Since the pattern is three pages long, we've turned it into a PDF. It's available here. That link will send you to Scribd, which is hosting all our free patterns.

Have fun with them!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Bookmarks - Dr. Who, American Flag, Rose

by Kelly

While putting away crafty supplies, I found these bookmarks. In my life I have read thousands (tens of thousands? EEP!) of books, and over the years I've found any number of unusual bookmarks left in books from shops and estate sales - sticks of gum, coupons twenty years out of date, and once even a dollar bill folded into a tiny sailboat.

I personally have used pennies, brochures, and the common stray bit of paper, but I rarely use an actual bookmark. They are fun to make, though.

Dr. Who

Colonial Flag-those stars were a pain


How many books have you read in your lifetime? There's an interesting thread at the MobileRead forum discussing this. The one number that I found for an average was 100 books per person, but it doesn't seem to be backed up by anything.

I'll have to ask my Mom if she's ever thought about this. She's been reading every day since 1936 :)
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