Happy Birthday to us!

It was one year ago today that we opened our doors for the first time; nervous, excited, not really knowing what to expect. To our relief, the Elmore community welcomed us with open arms, empty knitting needles, and a thirst for good coffee. We were only half-stocked...

How Many?!!

So Tim asked me last night how many elves I’d made. Oh, I replied, I dunno – maybe… 10? 1 Papa Elf 2 Mama Elf 3 Summer 4 Aria 5 Jasmine 6 Isaac 8 Arnulf 9 Annika 10 Julf 11 Stelf 12 Troll #1 13 Groot 14 Orange 15 Yellow 16 Rasta 17 Rasta 18 Rosie 19...

Amigurumi “Elyarnies”

The word Amigurumi (“ah-mee-goo-roo-mi”) comes from two Japanese words – ami meaning “crocheted (or knitted)” and kurumi meaning “wrapping (or stuffed toy)”. Wikipedia What started as a fun Christmas Elf has got slightly out...

Not Everything Works Out

Some ideas, of course, just don’t work out. With Valentines Day coming up, I thought I’d weave something with hearts. I hit up Pinterest, as you do. The best drafts* were for an 8-shaft loom – but mine is currently flatpacked and in storage for when...

Where Ideas Come From

If you’re a crafter like me, you will most likely have piles of ideas and good intentions just waiting for the “right” time. Tim and I quit our day jobs to start this little venture of ours to give us time to do All the Things. My Thing at the moment...