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The Happy Little Tree Project

Ever see an everyday object that just makes you happy? There’s a tree outside my window that I see every morning.  Against a blue sky, this tree has the sweetest colors of peach, pink, and gold….not the colors of fall, but the colors of spring, new growth, hope.  Every time I see this tree it just gives me a warm, …

About the Mason’s China…a Valentine’s Day Story

In the china aisle in a Goodwill store in Clearwater, FL a love story was discovered. The story belongs to a girl born in September 1897 named Evangeline Withington or Eva as she was called. Eva was born in Pennsylvania right before the turn of the century.  She had two brothers and a sister.   Somewhere along the way, she met …

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All I want for Christmas is a real good tan…

The Kenny Chesney song goes, “All I want for Christmas is a real good tan. Take me to the islands, put my feet in the sand. Rockin’ to and fro with the rhythm of the ocean Singin’ Silent Night with the palm trees a blowing.” And we went to Key West and the wind was surely blowing. A beautiful weekend …

Colors for a Cause

Its time to put some love out into the world, and so we give you our Colors for a Cause: * Somebunny Loves U, a colorway for Girl Power 2 Cure, an organization striving to empower and support families affected by Rett Syndrome; to educate and enrich the lives of those with Rett Syndrome as well as those who teach …

Summertime!

Summertime! Here in Florida, its hot as hot can be right now. Who wants to knit or crochet? We do!!! On our needles is a summer tank in a cotton/silk blend –perfect for summer wear. Its bright and light in a fun tangerine color. Although wool is breathable, it still sounds hot, doesn’t it? It really depends on how its …

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Breonna Taylor Scholarship Fundraiser

UPDATE: Great news, Fat Bunny Friends! When we started down this path, with our 6 little hanks of yarn, we had no idea how generous you would be! We sold all 6 within the day. We dyed 6 more and they all sold, too. Plenty of those that bought yarn also donated lots of additional money. And some of you, …

Casapinka Free pattern with purchase! Hug Shot Shawl

Another beautiful shawl is coming from Casapinka: The Hug Shot Shawl!  For a limited time, June 5-7, the pattern is FREE with purchase of two hanks of yarn from hand dyers and local yarn shops.  So exciting! The Hug Shot is a companion shawl to Casapinka’s Breathe and Hope shawl.  Its a little simpler, easier, but still with that classic …

Beautiful Beads Made Easy for Knitting and Crochet!

  I’ve recently discovered the thrill of adding beads to my knitting projects. They can provide just the right elegant, sparkly accent to a fancy stitch or spice up a plain one. And thanks to some very smart friends, I’ve learned a lot about making them easy to add to your work. Check out how perfectly this “oil stain” bead …

Hoppin’ to Polk County for Yarnapalooza!

This weekend is going to be one of the yarniest weekends ever! Yarn Lounge (yarnloungeco.com) comes to Lakeland, FL on Saturday, March 7th from 2-6 at Yard on Main. Four Purls Yarn Shop has their 10 year anniversary party all weekend long. Check their website (fourpurls.com) for the details on all 3 days of fun! Fat Bunny Yarn will be …

Rett Syndrome Fundraiser

A few years ago, I met a young woman named Joy at a craft event. We shared pictures of our girls over mandalas and sugar skull sketches. Mine was a senior in high school and hers just a baby. The next day I got a Facebook friend request from her. I accepted and have had a backseat to a journey …