Etsy Shop Open for Business: InkAndStitchesArt!

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What better time to reopen my “InkAndStitchesArt” Etsy shop than with the holidays coming up?

Can you believe the holidays are just around the corner? I can’t!

Since I’ve been toying with the idea of reopening my Etsy shop for awhile now, I thought this would be the best time to do it!

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Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color – Amazing Book and New Tattoo!

Tattoo in Progress by Jeremy Switzer from Optic Nerve Arts Tattoo in Portland, Oregon. Photo Credit: J.H. Winter

I fell in love with “Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color” the moment I checked it out from the library and read it to my son. Being an illustrator, the concept of a girl named, Swatch, who tries to tame color by collecting each one in a jar, spoke volumes to me.

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Free Crochet Pattern: Floppy Cat

Photo Credit: J.H. Winter

I’m so happy to be back here getting to share my creative work with everyone! The past couple of weeks have been a blur, filled with finishing up editing my book, Adeline and the Mystic Berries, and sending it off to my editor, Alison Williams, for another look; completing another beta read for the book, Project Liberatio, by Allison Maruska; and you guessed it, moving from sunny California to the evergreen state of Washington!

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A to Z Challenge: M is for Making Amigurumi Patterns

Photo Credit: J.H. Winter

Once you get comfortable working up other crafter’s patterns, why not try making your own? You will begin to understand how increasing and decreasing stitches can change the shape of your piece while crocheting in the round. I made other crocheter’s patterns for about two to three years before feeling confident enough to make my own.

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