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Chronicles of Patsye
Author Archives: Patsye
Bogus Internet Shopping Sites
So almost every day I find myself attracted to the sweater/skirt/scarf….whatever….staring at me from the far right column of my screen, whispering gently “click on me…buy me…you want me.” And more often than not I do. CLICK! And behold: I … Continue reading
Posted in A Day In My Life, Altered Clothing, clothes, Uncategorized, Whimseytopia Tagged Online Shopping, Scams online 5 Comments
Holy Crap! It’s been a year….
I just told someone that I run a blog, which is a bit of an overstatement since I haven’t been in here in a year. Too busy being retired. Too depressed over the state of the nation. But there’s a … Continue reading
Posted in Needlework, OMG!, Painting, Punch Needle, Uncategorized Tagged Art, crafts, Needle Felting, Needlework 6 Comments
Pumpkin Barn Quilt…Voila!
While it didn’t take as long as I thought, I learned much from working through this project. Number One: Painting BIG is difficult. Aside from my short arms (which go with my 5’1” height) 42” X 42” is just a … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized, Whimseytopia Tagged Art, barn quilts, Crafting, Outdoor Art, Painting, Pumpkins, quilting, whimsey 5 Comments
Barn Quilts Aren’t Just for Barns
A few weeks ago my friend Robin and I took a class on painting barn quilts. It was just for fun; something to do on a hot summer day. But in fact, it turned out to be more than fun. … Continue reading
Posted in Painting, Uncategorized, Whimseytopia Tagged American flag, Art, barn quilts, Crafting, crafts, Designs, Drawing, oil paints, Painting, patterns 2 Comments
Punch Needle and a Very Big Frame (or A Solution to Punching a Large Rug)
Not everyone knows that you can “punch” a rug. Many punch needle enthusiasts have not looked beyond the 5” x 6,” or thereabouts, patterns for small decorative projects. I sell them on my Etsy site (PLEASE VISIT), and none are … Continue reading
Posted in Needle Punch, Needlework, Punch Needle, Punch Needle Threader, Rug Hooking, Textile Art, Uncategorized, Whimseytopia Tagged converting a table to a punch frame, Crafting, crafts, Needle Punch, Needlework, patterns, Punch Needle, Punch Needle Patterns, Rug Hooking, Rug Patterns, Rugs, Textile Art, whimsey, Wool, yarn 4 Comments
How to Hold a Punch Needle Tool
Since I have now been asked this question twice, this would be a good place to start with my “advice” column for punch needle. Just so everyone remembers: I didn’t invent this craft, and I am no expert. I’ve seen … Continue reading
Punch Needle Focus
Punch Needle Prospects Revisited
On January 15, 2012 I wrote a post entitled Punch Needle Prospects. Moments ago, on the auspicious occasion of opening my new Etsy Shop Whimseytopia, I, inexplicably, went back and read what I’d written so long ago. Really? That I am … Continue reading
Punch Needle Project: 27 Days to Go
Whimseytopia traffic has dramatically increased since I published my announcement about my new Etsy site. I’m surprised and thrilled that there’s interest in this art form and my patterns. I have high hopes. But the best part is that I … Continue reading
On the heels of two very bad days of broken phones, lost credit cards, and a litany of other mishaps that I will spare you the details, life handed me a little miracle. When I opened my back door this … Continue reading
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