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Monday, August 11, 2008

New or not new...that is the question.

It's about time I had a public blog, no? There is a certain sense of accomplishment in knowing that you can horrify more than a select few with your craft-gluttony. My nickname is Habibe, but my husband calls me "Rain man of the needles". My talent is learning obscure crafts related to fiber or textile arts, freaking out repeatedly until the directions make sense, and then cranking out project after project at record speed. The process frustrating. The results are yours...for a fee. The talent itself is, for the most part, pointless. I've found no real way to capitalize on 'knowing obscure crafts' and I'm far too lazy for the undertaking.

Someday, I will cure my own lazy and finally apply for and achieve certification as an artisan (that's master, for the lay-folk) in at least one form of needle arts.


No one cares about me anyway. You're here to see my work, so let's get on with it!

I make yarn. I suck at it. I won't always suck at it, but I do right now. I'm okay with this.

Because I do things backwards, I learned to spin before I learned what to do with the yarn. This is because I intend to spin thread for embroidery. However...while I have it, I might as well use it. Knitting is something else I fail at.

So is crochet!

Things I fail less at:


Sewing (completion is usually immediately before the gift must be given. In this instance, Christmas morning.)

This is also sewing, obviously.

Things I manage to win awards for (instead of failing).

This is hardanger embroidery, also known as norwegian lace-making.

I also design my own patterns.

This is what hardanger looks like with a magnifying glass.

This is what hardanger looks like when you don't iron it.

Oh look...needlepoint.


This is what I should be doing ;)

Proof that I actually can cross-stitch, in spite of my hatred of it.

Punch Needle Embroidery

Silk Ribbon, Pulled Thread, Cutwork, Hardanger, Cross Stitch, Brazilian Embroideries. Also includes beadwork and bargello.

So there you have it. My crafting resume. If I haven't bored you to death, c'mon back for more!

Have a happy Monday.

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