So I released these new yarns last week, but I never actually wrote why they are Disney Villain themed. To put it bluntly, it's because the Villains are by far the coolest parts of the stories! Yes, villains can be based on problematic stereotypes, I won't argue with you there. Before the recent surge in … Continue reading Disney Villains yarn!
We've all been there before: a difficult project gets frustrating, life gets in the way, or brain bats move in and set up shop. Whatever the reason, it can feel crushing when your go-to self care no longer helps. As some of you know, I'm planning a book for later this year. I'm self-publishing, so … Continue reading When crafting doesn’t feel like therapy
Small business enthusiasts and indie maker supporters have noticed that some of their favorite Etsy sellers are raising their prices. Here's why. Here in the United Kingdom, things have changed since June 2016. Once the Brexit vote happened, the value of the pound has been fluctuating up to and around about 20%. For small businesses … Continue reading Why are my favorite Etsy sellers raising their prices?
Guys. Guys! I got back from Edinburgh Yarn Fest yesterday morning, and let me tell you: it was totally worth 10.5 hour bus journeys each way and the ensuing leg cramps. I arrived on Friday morning, delirious from lack of sleep on the bus. I dropped my stuff at the Air B&B, washed my face, … Continue reading Edinburgh Yarn Fest: my haul and my journey
We've all been there: quietly knitting, minding our own business, when we realize that we've dropped more stitches than Holyfield needed after his fight with Tyson. I was sitting on the couch, knitting away on the first design for the book. I'm already behind, by the way, no thanks to my wrist injury that is … Continue reading F**k these dropped stitches!