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Workin on a little something new for the shop


Feature Friday – Christmas Ombres

One week left to place your holiday orders at the lowest shipping price available!
Stop by and check out our Christmas Ombres products, including dishcloths, eyelet lace dishcloths, dryer sheets, and scrubbies.

Feature Friday – Neapolitan Eco-Friendly Dishcloths

Just posted earlier this week, and we’ve already sold two sets! Inspired by a favorite ice cream flavor, this dishcloth set just looks delicious.

Stop by and check it out!

Feature Friday – Pink Filagree Brooch

New brooch in the shop! I’ve been busy making seared edge ones for when T gets back from CA, but for now here is one I made last week:

Go check it out in the shop!

Monday Mentions – Lotta Helleberg

One of Etsy’s new features is the ability to browse pictures of other people’s favourites right from their profile page. I found Lotta Helleberg’s shop this way, and instantly fell in love with her hand printed items.

Lotta’s prints are bold yet delicate, finding a balance between graphic compositions and the intricacies of the leaves. They contain notes of contemporary design as well as traditional motifs, for example the colour of this sachet is not often paired with queens anne’s lace (although it should be!)

Be sure to add this shop to your list of favourites, and don’t forget to check out her blog and facebook page.

Feature Friday – Peppermint Bibs

New Peppermint Bib Set in the shop! Check out the matching Peppermint Scrubbies as well.


I often find that I can only get two dishcloths, or one dishcloth and a few dryer  sheets out of a small ball of yarn. As you can imagine, this makes for several bits of unused fiber at the end of every ball that we buy. Ironically, I don’t have a lot of my own hand made dishcloths in my kitchen (many knitters will agree that its way more fun and productive to make things for other people)…but still, when I do knit myself some cloths, the bits of unused yarn will most likely continue to outweigh my need for dishcloths. 
Enter the Frankenswiffer.
Despite living in an apartment that has laminate floors, I have yet to really get into the habit of Swiffering on a regular basis. This is partly due to not wanting to buy (waste) and not being able to afford (cost) the refill pads. So for my next in between project, I am going to fashion myself a reusable Swiffer pad or two out of my leftover yarn. Pictures to follow.
*Yes, I realize that is a misnomer because Frankenstein’s monster was unnamed so technically it should be the Jenswiffer, but meh.