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Happy Birthday Lily!

Let’s Celebrate! Coupon code for 45% off all patterns. Lily is my first, my flower, my eldest. She is “Big Sister” and the ‘guinea pig’ to our parenting, to our rearing and in general from every rule that is made to every veggie put on the table. She has blossomed, by God’s grace, in and…

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Penelope’s Tapestry- Crochet Throw Blanket

Introducing Penelope’s Tapestry Crochet Throw Blanket This has been a long time in the making, honestly, far too long. But I ran into several tension issues as I went and ended up frogging several times, rewriting and then doing it all over again for later rounds. What a nightmare! But it’s all finished now, all…

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Little Beast, Little Boy

It’s amazing to me that a boy can give a flower this tiny as a gift. He is moving with force in every direction at once but he can see this little flower growing in deep shadow between the slabs of concrete where he does his acrobatics. He stops to pick it for me, to wear in…

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What’s On The Table?

What’s on my table right now? Sometimes you just want to start over, clear out the old and usher in the new. I’m feeling this with particular intensity right now as I ponder new designs for fall and winter this year. New clay and new crochet designs. But right now, I’m sitting at my table…

Dumbledore is Dead…Again

Reading aloud is one of our favorite family pastimes, my husband is the main reader, but during seasons where he has worked nights, I have taken on the mantle of “reader.” Our children have grown up with some of our favorite characters from our own youth and new characters that we discovered together. The Harry…

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Missing

So our kittens went missing and all but one returned. That lost one is our favorite, he is the one that is a bit slower than his siblings, his tail is bent and curly and he is just a bit odd (a true Ragsdale indeed). We have been searching from high heaven to low hell for…

Crochet Blanket

Concentric Circles Crochet Blanket

They are gorgeous. Concentric circles of colors and design, let’s face it, we all love to stare at the geometry of layered circles that have made their way into virtually every facet of life and crafting. I remember a time when I used my Spirograph to make pretty repeating colorful circles, not even realizing the my…

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Handmade Auction for Education Starts This Friday!

Hello Madlandians! You already know that I’m big into supporting handmakers, promoting other indie owned creative businesses and all around think handmade and homemade are the BEST gifts on the planet. So it might not surprise you that when it was my turn to come up with a fundraiser for the tuition costs for some Classical…

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Erasing Monday with Giant Crochet

Erasing Monday with Giant Crochet I generally really work on being upbeat and encouraging. But I’m a combination of the Hulk and Eeyore on the inside, and anyone that knows me, knows this to be true. I love happy, bright, decent folks. I really do, so I work at being that way in person, online…