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Category Archives: Whimseytopia
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
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
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
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
Copper can be either rough and tumble, bright and flashy, or both at once. That’s what I went for in this piece…both. I chose as many metals as I had could find laying around. Most of the beads are recycled from old … Continue reading
There’s so much more to learn about this art form, and I am determined to explore as much of it as I can through the winter. I’m sure I’ll be back in the garden come summer, but for now, staying indoors … Continue reading
Try saying that five times real fast. Anyhow…. I wanted to try something different. Mary wore a stunning piece to class one day that mesmerized me. I’m sure it’s in one of her books. She used a disc cutter to … Continue reading
If you Google copper you’ll find it has purported medical, magical, and mystical powers. Wiki thinks so highly of copper I’m not sure if I believe all of it, even with the 130 references. Being a nurse, however, I am … Continue reading