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Jennifer
The South
Interests: making jewelry, knitting, embroidery, photography, writing, making lists, dark chocolate, shih tzus, green tea, cool weather, gawking at great food photography
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I'm moving! Well, the blog is anyway. I've decided to switch it over to Blogger. Since I haven't been posting on a regular basis, I feel no need to pay for a blogging platform. And although I really like Typepad, I've decided a free service makes more sense for me... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2013 at A Creative Yarn
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I was once a huge Nora Roberts fan, but I stopped reading her books years ago. Her story lines were becoming stale, at least to me, so I lost interest. Some time after that, I lost all interest in romance novels and moved on to mysteries. A couple of weeks... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at A Creative Yarn
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Lately, the produce from the grocery store has been, well, to put it nicely, lacking in quality, and I'm getting tired of spending more money than I care to for inferior produce, so I've decided to grow some of my own. I've done this before in the past - sometimes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2013 at A Creative Yarn
I had an epiphany the other day about blogging. Since I started A Creative Yarn, I've been struggling with what kind of blog it should be. Is it a craft blog? Is it a lifestyle blog? Or should I force it to fit into some other category entirely? Force myself... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2013 at A Creative Yarn
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Throughout the month of January I had been reading A Cottage By The Sea by Ciji Ware on the recommendation of my aunt. It's a modern day romance with a time travel twist to it. The book wasn't bad, but I'll admit it took me a while to get through... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at A Creative Yarn
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I've been missing in action again. I haven't felt much like writing lately. Actually, I haven't felt like doing much of anything either. I stopped working on my Le Gran stole, which should have been finished by now. And my One Word project has not gotten off to a good... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2013 at A Creative Yarn
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Something I need to do more of is read. I have two main excuses for not picking up a book more often - either I have no time to read or I'm just too tired. If you're a member of Good Reads then you're probably familar with their annual reading... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at A Creative Yarn
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If you read my last post, then you know that I am starting a year-long project that I've dubbed My One Word Project, or MOWP. For those of you who aren't familiar, MOWP is a project where I'm choosing one single word that I want to incorporate into my life... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2013 at A Creative Yarn
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For some reason I seem to blow off blogging for the month of December. I did last year and the year before. So not posting this December was really no surprise for me. I don't know what it is about this particular month that causes me to become lazy and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2012 at A Creative Yarn
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I am, without a doubt, the slowest knitter in the world. Case in point: the Le Gran Stole. I started this project on January 10, 2011. It’ll soon be January 2013 and I’m still not finished. This is an easy scarf/wrap done in a 2 x 2 rib. It’s fairly... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2012 at A Creative Yarn
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This is a project that I did a year ago. Just like my Halloween sugar cookie recipe, this post originally appeared on my old website. I thought it was lost forever, but was fortunate enough to find a copy of the post in a document file. Here's the post as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2012 at A Creative Yarn
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I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving. I get to take part of the day off from work, hang out with the family and indulge in foods I only get to eat once or twice a year. Most of this week's favorites are fall/Thanksgiving inspired with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2012 at A Creative Yarn
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Roscoe went to the groomer's this week. I think he looks pretty dapper with his festive orange and brown plaid kerchief, don't you? Since the weather is cooler - that is below 90 degrees - we're letting his hair grow out a bit. The drier air also gives him the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2012 at A Creative Yarn
I love how organized you are. In my craft room, I keep things like buttons, beads and sequins displayed in clear jars, and fill vintage bowls and baskets with spools of thread and other notions just to keep me inspired. I'm definitely going to try out your knitted basket tutorial. That's such a great idea.
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2012 on Keeping It All Together at Stitch Rabbit
I've never used puff pastry either. I'm not sure why, though - lazy perhaps. I see recipes on Food Network and in magazines using it, and they look good, but I've just never bothered to try it out. This Martha recipe looks really good and might just persuade me to take the plunge into puff pastry territory.
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2012 on puff pastry introduction at angry chicken
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I have an obsession with pin cushions. It seems to be a bit of an odd obsession for someone who doesn't sew. That is, up until now. As I mentioned in Friday's post, I was working on a hand sewing project - that being the larger of the two pin... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2012 at A Creative Yarn
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I've been bitten by the sewing bug. This week I worked on a small hand sewing project and I've come to the conclusion that all I want to do now is sew. I went on a search for sewing blogs and came up with a small list of new favorites... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2012 at A Creative Yarn
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Over the past week I did no crafting whatsoever, and I spent relatively little time on the computer searching for crafty DIY ideas. Instead I spent most of the week reading - something I don't seem to do enough of anymore. A few weeks ago, while trying to download a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2012 at A Creative Yarn
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Recently, I was organizing some of my craft books, namely my knitting books, and happened upon several technique-specific books that I purchased some time ago. I have several books on sock making, a book on learning lace knitting, and a book on learning how to do cable knitting. Learning how... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2012 at A Creative Yarn
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