My Gift Picks

The Yarnspirations Christmas Gift Guide is out, and is filled with a plethora of ideas to inspire you to make this one a handmade holiday — no matter what you’re budget! My friends over at asked me to choose one pick from each category (which, admittedly was hard, because I dig so many more…


6th Annual(ish) Birthday Giveaway!

Nothing makes me happier than to spend part of my birthday giving away crafty presents, so every year (with the exception of maybe one) over the past 6 or 7 I’ve done some sort of giveaway. Well folks, it’s November 18th which means another trip around the sun for me, and another giveaway for you!…


Thirteen Spooky Things to Stitch & Glue

It’s officially October, so all hail Halloween crafting! Here’s a round-up of 13 of my spooky projects past and present. Here’s to spooky stitching and deathly D.I.Y.-ing! xx, Vickie 1. Cross-stitch, Haunt Sweet Haunt sign 2. Wee Witch, snapsuit costume 3. Scardy Cat Cardi 4. Wicked Stitch Totes 5. Baby Strong Man, snapsuit costume 6….


Becozied Trees at TOMS Austin!

  A few years back I was in New York at an author’s, group signing event to promote my book, AwareKnits. My table was right next to Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s (aka Yarn Harlot), who at one point hollered, “Vickie, check this out! You know the lore of the knitter’s journal — you know where we keep…