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Sashiko

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Guest crafter: my mom

What can I say about my mom. I mean, she gave me life. I guess it doesn’t get bigger than that, right? 🙂 But apart of being a great mother, she is also a great knitter. Give her two needles and she can make almost everything. I want to share with you some of the things she made for the family recently:

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Little rug with T-shirt yarn (Stash Busting Project)

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We crafters tend to hoard supplies because… well, you never know when you are gonna need them!! But the reality is that we end up with lots of fabric scraps and little balls of yarn that are so small there is practically nothing you can make out of them. So we end up buying new supplies for our new projects, which in turn generates new scraps that add to the pile… and so and so in a never ending cycle. 🙂

Because of that, decluttering the fabric/yarn stash is one of the most common “new year resolutions” for crafters. At least it is one for me… every year. So, if you are in the same situation, keep in tune because I’ll try to focus this year in minimizing my scraps (so I can buy new ones and not feel guilty!) 😉

In the spirit of this resolution, here’s a clever way to get rid of remnants of T-shit yarn. All you need is a piece of cardboard and thread.

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This too shall pass solar print

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I love inspirational quotes. They are quick and easy pieces of cheap philosophy, ok…, but that doesn’t mean they are not true. And sometimes we all need to be remembered about the important things in life, no matter if the message comes from the mouth of a Nobel prize, an Instagram post, or a sentence in a mug.

I like some of the classic ones, like: “Do more of what makes you happy”, “If nothing ever changed there’d be no butterflies”, “Put your shit together”… but my all time favorite is THIS TOO SHALL PASS.

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