So this happened

As I mentioned on Friday: I got a new embroidery machine. I’d been hoping Robin would get a Janome Memory Craft 500e as a trade-in, and she told me it was unlikely since she was a Brother dealer. I’d’ve “settled” for a big ol’ used Innov-is but that wasn’t likely to happen either, the Innov-is […]

The mini-comp cover revised, and hatching a dragon

The ongoing project to bring all the freebies up to current Ink/Stitch standards continues with the revision of the Mini Composition Book Cover. I had a request to restock the Shadow Dragon and realized I had almost no fold-over elastic left after the early-pandemic elastic shortage (extended family members sported masks with unusually-festive elastic colors […]


The heat broke yesterday, the humidity plummeted (mostly literally; it rained buckets) and I got out to trim the hellstrip, change the birdbath water, and generally enjoy our yard. The little plants that I thought were some kind of creeping vine bloomed, and I realized they’re not a vine at all but little orchids. Evidently […]

Purple dragonborn paladin

I’ve been a little radio-silent for the last week for a couple reasons, and this is one of them. I have wanted to make one of Choly Knight’s anthro dragons for some time, and I decided to make one for my husband for Father’s Day. And so I did. It needs some better photography; the […]

Dropped a drop

While the scheduled shop drops have mostly kept me on track, they obviously haven’t entirely done it, and if you’ve been keeping track this past Saturday should have been a drop and… it wasn’t. I’m going to go ahead and list the mystique dragons when they’re finished rather than wait for a drop since they’re […]

Charm holders and more Whelan

As per usual, I spent some time distracted by brightly-colored objects. Result: snap tabs that hold interchangeable shoe charms (Jibbitz being the official version, which these are not). I may noodle around with bracelet versions before Freebie Friday, but a single adult-sized one barely fits (on the diagonal) in a 5×7 hoop so I’m not […]

Freebie Friday: Vaccination Patch or Snap Tab

My husband bought us all some “Vaccinated” pins because we’re in that weird limbo phase where we can now go un-masked most places, but also we aren’t always comfortable doing so and/or don’t want to pressure not-yet-vaxxed folks to unmask, but also we don’t want to imply that the mask means we’re not vaxxed, and […]

Larger dragons

The largest dragon I usually make is four or five inches tall (that’s the Cherry/Raspberry Sno-Cone in 4″, who also makes a pretty good trans pride flag dragon for June). That’s as big as will fit in my embroidery machine; while I do have a lot of experience with conventional sewing, I kind of hate […]