Our weekend garageestateantique shop haul…

Our weekend garageestateantique shop haul…

Hey there oompaloompas! Mr. Bug and I went on a shopping safari over the weekend – like many couples, garage sale-ing is a perfect meeting place for my avaricious love of acquiring pretty things and Mr. Bug’s love of frugality. We both like the potential...
Knitting backwards!

Knitting backwards!

I must be pretty lazy, because I HATE flipping over my knitting to do the purl side when I’m knitting flat! I’ve always wanted to learn to knit backwards so I can just keep the knit side facing me! Here’s a great tutorial on knitty.com that goes over...
idea11 | knit pouch

idea11 | knit pouch

{image | Martha Stewart} OK – this isn’t the BEST tutorial in the world – there’s a lot of handstitching involved, but for a knitter, this would be a quick, cute knit and a fun way to use up little bits of yarn from other projects! I plan on...
idea12 | surprise balls

idea12 | surprise balls

{image | go make something} OK. Did all y’all know about these? Surprise balls? This is less a tutorial and more a SUPER FREAKING CLEVER wrapping idea. Hide the prezzies in a giant ball of yarn? What could be more awesomballs in the entire universe of...
idea13 | doggie diapers

idea13 | doggie diapers

{Parksbird Patterns on Etsy} OK. Lucy the hound made a trip to the vet when she was 4 months old, so she doesn’t need doggie diapers, but these totally crack me up. If you have a purebred, never-been-spayed canine on your list, these are a fun gift. If you have...
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