ColLINKtion: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

I hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s! I was thinking about the glitz and fancy pants pomp associated with New Years, and my mind naturally wandered to classic silver screen beauties like Audrey Hepburn. That’s how I got … Continue reading

ColLINKtion: Book Accessories

If you celebrated Christmas this past week, did you get any books? Or maybe a gift card to buy books on your Kindle, Nook, or tablet? My sweet, thoughtful husband bought me a crochet book for Christmas. When I opened … Continue reading

Night Before Christmas Reversible Neck Warmer {FREE PATTERN!}

Merry Christmas Eve! It’s the end of the year, and I’m so thankful for my little blog. To express my gratitude, I’m sharing this FREE crochet pattern that I came up with last week. It’s a reversible (double-sided) neck warmer! … Continue reading

ColLINKtion: A Christmas Carol

A few years ago, my husband took me to the Great American Melodrama & Vaudeville in Oceano. We were living nearby at the time, and we’d heard the Christmas show was a lot of fun. So, there we were in … Continue reading

ColLINKtion: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

“There is something about very cold weather that gives one an enormous appetite,” says Roald Dahl in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Where I live in San Diego, the sun is shining — and it’s downright tropical where I’m at … Continue reading

ColLINKtion: Movember

Da-da-da-daaaa! Today, I’m introducing ColLINKtion (co-link-shun). It’s a noun that I invented. It means “collection of links.” This blurby department, which you will (hopefully!) see every Friday, will help me ease my compulsive desire to collect, curate and archive. Each week, I’ll … Continue reading

Stitch of the Week: Up-Down Stitch

I mentioned before that I’m a big fan of using color to call attention to the easy-to-miss aspects of a crochet pattern. This stitch is laughably easy and doesn’t make much of a splash when crocheted in a single color, … Continue reading

Social Media Hotpads and Coasters: Facebook

One of the great things about crafting characters from literature is that everyone immediately recognizes them and connects with them. Well, what’s more recognizable than these lovely logos? Even though they have nothing to do with books, I’m paying homage … Continue reading