About Me

This website name was chosen as an exercise in self-acceptance many years ago. I thought I didn’t like my name, but that may have been because people called me by it when they were upset with me, and something else when they were happy. I was born in western Washington 52 years ago. I thought …

Ivy Draw – Vector Graphics Editor for Android

Loving this app! Absolute genius and SO affordable. It fills in the blanks when I need to get something done and I’m not near Illustrator. I couldn’t find much in the way of a manual or tutorials, so here I’m compiling my own guide page. It’s just a few things I’ve figured out. Have patience …

Jumper Dress Pattern for Women

It’s about as simple, basic and easy as a sewing pattern can get. Free pdf to print at home. Free pinafore dress pattern with modest neckline and long armholes. Adult misses size. This is a multi-size pattern I made up several years ago. Nowadays I think I made the sizing more generous than it needs …

Diamond Granny Crochet Motif

I was having a granny square thing for a while and churned out a bunch of scrapghans. But what about a granny crochet diamond? I can’t remember what got me on the idea of a diamond shape, which is sad, because usually the long-winded story of the whole course of the inspiration and development is …

Six Petal Flower Crochet Motif

Amazing! From my imagination to a motiv that was exactly what I had in mind, on the first try. That’s not usually how it goes. I’ll have a try at writing the pattern. If you see any errors let me know. With center color, ch4, join with sl st In the ring, ch3, sc, (ch1, …

Update Nov 2021

Here’s the latest tidying of my website! I wanted it to be completely on WordPress since I’m about to move off grid and need to be able to make all my changes online. Wait, does that sound backwards? I’m going where there’s no power, so I won’t be able to run Dreamweaver on my desktop …

Princess Dress Pattern for Curvy Barbie

I love Miss Blue’s beautiful space princess hair. Of course my first dress for her had to be a princess seams sundress. Princess seams are not a very easy design to create. I set out to do a strapless at first, but it didn’t happen and this did. Might be because I can identify with …