Heather is a Canadian with a passion for making things, and a desire to share those things with the world. (Whether the world wants her to or not.) Main mediums include knitting, sewing, polymer clay sculpture, baking, cooking, sketching, and probably things she hasn't tried yet.

  • MachineKnitting

    Christmas Knitting

    I started making Christmas gifts in September this year, thinking I’d be finished everything early. Well, I am not. I then thought I would knit a special stocking for my youngest, since he doesn’t have one like his big brothers do. (Not for lack of trying! The lady who made them doesn’t do the craft show she used to do.) Since I was doing that, I decided to see if anyone wanted them too. They did. Which is awesome! But…yeah. I’m going to be busy for the next little bit, lol. I love Christmas knitting projects though, they’re so timeless and fun. Although I suspect I will love it even…

  • Baking,  Food

    On Bagels

    Recently I decided I wanted to attempt to make bagels. I didn’t know much about bagels, if I’m being honest, just that we were going through a ton of them here. Two older kids who love them, plus a husband who eats them on the weekend, meant we were going through two packages from the store each week. Well, one day we ran out, and I thought, “This is madness, I’m finding a bread machine recipe and making my own.” Obviously I knew I would have to shape them, and bake them, and boil them. I didn’t know I was about to fall down a rabbit hole of “What makes…

  • MachineKnitting

    SuperbaKnit, my White 1602, and Old Electronics

    My most recent obsession became, like so many machine knitters, reversible double bed jacquard. I loved it. I needed it. I had to produce it. DBJ on my Singer 360 is nice, but stripes on the back are just…not as nice as reversible. I learned that maybe a Passap could do it, but I can’t afford a Passap at the moment, and I think I would need to learn another language to understand them. I somehow stumbled across the information that a Superba double bed machine could also do reversible jacquard, and having never heard of Superba before, set out to read everything I could about them like an insane…