There’s been a whole lot happening in my craft brain over recent months, and it’s all exciting and stimulating (and stressful too!). It’s mostly details about my book project, and I’ll be ready to start sharing bits of news about that a little later this spring. But while trying to balance demands of the book-to-be
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I’ve owned the little Jumping Jack pictured here as long as I can remember. Until a few months ago, all that I knew of his past was that I acquired him when I was quite young, while my family and I lived in West Virginia. But now I understand a bit more of his
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My dog is really into hyperbolic space. Maisie’s favorite toy these days is a little model of a pseudosphere I crocheted using the guidance found in A Field Guide to Hyperbolic Space by Margaret Wertheim (and with a little extra guidance from tips found at Lion Brand). Creating crocheted mathematical models of non-Euclidean space was
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So, perhaps you consider yourself to be a jaded crafter. And as far as you know, toymaking doesn’t have a regular place in the crafting repertoire you’ve created for your oh-so-grownup and cynical self. Maybe you even tend to make only what you deem to be useful items like clothing or, on a particularly whimsical
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