Bales of mochi

Three of the four packages of mochi arrived! Naturally, it happened while I’m thoroughly booked making sparkly dragons, so I don’t plan on making more mochi dragons for another couple of weeks unless someone requests them – but once I get comparison pictures made with the Shannon color reference I’ll put fat quarters in the […]

Making good fabric choices

I went to point someone to the story of the galaxy velvet and… it’s not here on the blog? The picture of the car is in the media archives, but evidently I changed my mind on that post. Weird. Anyway, here is the story of how I came to be in possession of fabric that […]

Jobs

There’s been a March Meet The Maker hashtag on Instagram, and yesterday’s prompt was “job[s]” so I took the opportunity to list a few of the jobs inherent in running a crafting business. It’s an important thing to take into account when pricing goods. I left off “social media manager” and also left off the […]

I have a new favorite fabric

It is, of course, discontinued, because my love affairs with fabric are always doomed. But it’s still available in quite a few color options. Silver and gold are in my cart, though with as little as there is of silver (that’s at most three orders, since clearances are 2-yard minimum) I might not get it […]

Dragon sizes

The original standing dragons were sized to fit in my 5×7″ hoop. Some while back I decided to revise the design and one thing led to another, and I had baby dragons: chunkier legs and bodies, shorter muzzles, slightly different wings, and looking up slightly so they could have cute pairings with the older design: […]

Have a Super MAR10!

As teased in the article on resizing designs with Ink/Stitch, I have a little classic Mario pixel-art design as a freebie today. There are two versions: one in satin stitch, one in brick fill. In both cases, every other block is rotated 90 degrees. This has two effects: it keeps the “pixels” from running together, […]

Still more mochi

Naturally, after all my articles about mochi, JoAnn has essentially stopped carrying Pure Plush. I’ve never been able to get plain white, and the colors they did carry were a bit weird (my color sheet is here), so I broke down and ordered some direct from Shenzhen. I got plain white and an arbitrary brown […]