Stardust

Writings from my little corner of modern domesticity.

Category Archives: Crafting

The Fear of Starting Fresh

I have a confession to make. I have a board on Pinterest that I’ve never used anything off of. I mean anything- not even as a reference or to show someone. It’s my Starting to Sew board. I’ve wanted, for the longest time, to learn to sew. On a machine- actual things beyond lumpy, misshapen pillows. …

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Sweet Little Sugar Scrub

I promised this 2 posts ago, I know. But it’s so simple and so nice, you’ll forgive me 🙂 I want to apologize for a lack of photos right off the bat, here- I was in a rush to make it during nap time and didn’t take any. But I’ll take some of the finished …

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Cramped Crafting

Anybody else ever get on a crafty kick and find you don’t actually have the room to do anything you really want to do? Story of my apartment. Seriously. I have a Magic: the Gathering deckbox that I’ve been wanting to cover in plastic rhinestones for the giggles, but I can’t really even get it …

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Welcome Back

My winter’s break has passed, along with the first week back to classes, and I know in there are several entries I’ve promised and not produced. First: sorry about that. It is partly to blame on my having gotten Skyrim for Christmas, and entirely my fault. Second, this brings me to the ever-popular topic of …

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Knitting Pattern: Emergency Fingerless Mitts

Have a special treat for everyone today. I’ve been knitting these things for a couple of friends, after whining about not having anything to knit only to have them buy yarn and demand the goods (not really- I offered), and I decided I should share. The first pair was knit out of necessity to keep …

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You Know What They Say About Idle Hands…

It’s been far too long since I properly knit something. I feel like I haven’t finished a project in years (actually, come to think of it…I don’t think I have)! I’ve been waffling about starting something moderately mindless to knit during class for a few weeks now, as it helps me stay focused and not …

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Languishing

One of my least favorite things about the summer, however, has been how little knitting or other crafts I’ve gotten to. I have a scarf on the needles still from last fall, a knitted witch hat (yes, you know the one- pointy and black) looking sad, a pile of headbands I haven’t quite gotten to …

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