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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

3 Month Milestone Triggers a Giveaway at Norah's Knot!

Yesterday, Norah's Knot hit a huge (to me) milestone!

Three months ago, I officially claimed my own little corner of the internets! It has been an absolute joy and a whirlwind of activity. Every custom order, every chance to get an idea out of my head and work it through to completion has been insanely satisfying, even if blogging has taken a bit of a backseat. I do apologize for being MIA.

Here is a snapshot of just some of the dolls I have shipped since opening..

I think 93 days of business calls for a celebration, and so I am thrilled to announce 

"Giveaway, Part 2!" 

Here is the deal. All you have to do is tell your friends about the Norah's Knot  Facebook Page. When the page hits 100 likes, a randomly selected follower will be the new owner of a handmade, Norah's Knot doll. It couldn't be easier!

Word on the street is (don't shoot the messenger) that Christmas is 19 weeks and 3 days away. A Norah's Knot doll would look fantastic under any tree! Just sayin'.

Remember, 100 likes triggers the giveaway!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Norah's Knot - Grand Opening Giveaway!

Do you like free stuff? Head over to the Grand Opening Giveaway at Norah's Knot and enter to win this free handmade doll!  Feel free to share with everyone who loves beautiful and free things. (Sharing the post at Norah's Knot is best!)

Good luck!

Disclaimer ~ this is not the giveaway post. Comments on this post do not count as an entry.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Norah's Knot - handmade dolls

I am very excited to announce the launch of my new site - Norah's Knot - handmade dolls.

Stay tuned for the Grand Opening coming soon! A giveaway, discounts - you won't want to miss it!

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Crochet Challenge: Week 9 - Pattern Organization

Organize your patterns this week. Do you have a special system for your patterns? Can you find a specific pattern easily?


I could be accused of spending way too much time browsing through all the possible methods of decluttering and managing my spaces. There are so many pretty systems and solutions but my problem typically lies more along the decision and *cough* implementation side of things. I have yet to find any one system or combination of that is capable of transforming my chaos into a well oiled machine. This particular challenge makes me very happy because I already have a pattern system in place that I LOVE and that works for me. There is nothing traditional about my system - no pretty scrapbook pages or binders created with an extra dose of love or sappiness. I despise paper clutter almost as much as I love pretty paper. Even more, I am a sucker for cold, unfeeling technology.

Friday, April 25, 2014

52 Week Crochet Challenge: Week 8 - Fix it or Frog it!

Stumbling around my blogroll the other day, I came across this 52 Week Challenge spearheaded by Julie of Red Berry Crochet. Why take on a year long challenge? Benefits: meet new people, share some projects, be inspired - my stash may even make it out of the tangled mess it's in and into an organized display (maybe?!?). I can't seem to wrap my brain around "catching up" on the 7 weeks I have missed, so I am jumping right in where we are.

Week 8: choose an unfinished project and "Fix it or Frog it". 


Monday, April 07, 2014

5 Crochet Blogs Every Beginner Should Read!

My crochet-ducation started out with some determination, a single "I" hook and a couple balls of yarn. However, to say that "I taught myself to crochet" would be a massive disservice to those bloggers who, collectively, taught me everything I know! I scoured google and streamed YouTube videos one after another to learn even the basics, but my journey from that first set of leg warmers has been paved by others. Featured here are 5 bloggers that were instrumental in my first year of learning to crochet beautiful things!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Window Herb Garden v2.0

Repotting done and these babies are soaking up the sun.  Last year was a massive, dare I say epic fail with the bugs and killing of all the living things. Mr. Smarty pants pilot thinks my chances of success will be higher if I water them. Pffft.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Crocheted Doll Makeover

Last October, Glen asked THE question being asked in almost every house..."Norah, what do you want to be for Halloween?". Yes, she is three years old, but we probably shouldn't have been so surprised at her answer:

"NOT a princess!"
This was quickly followed with: 
"Maybe a chicken?"

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Maia's Hat

This hat was yours. You won't wear it, but it will always be yours. Your days, every single one, were a precious gift and I wish that we could have come sooner. Love you, baby girl.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Jedi Master Yoda

Made up of mostly spheres and cylinders, this pudgy little jedi master was so much easier than Caleb's dog. For a few minutes, I got a bit hung up on the fingers and toes, and made the mistake of suggesting that Yoda's hands could possibly be "ovalish" and stacked on top of a walking stick. That went over about as well as you can expect, with a raised eyebrow and a "Julie, things can't always be easy and simple. " So basically, suck it up and figure it out.

"It's exactly what I wanted!"

Caleb has been feeling left out of the "pillow pals" scene lately. Norah and Will both have these cozy pillows that transform into a stuffy and to add to the insult, Will's bear even shines stars in alternating colours onto the ceiling.

"Mom will you crochet me a dog? One of those pillow dogs? It could look like Chaz, with one ear up and one down, one leg a different colour, and it could be blue....or lots of different blues. Oh and his mouth could be doing this (cue dog face impersonation). And then, you could put a couple different patches of colour on his body and I could name him Patches.  "