to celebrate the publication of my new book


Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.

This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.

The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.

Monday, June 30, 2008


Two days of fixing up, uploading, and figuring out. Why does it all take so long. I took my laptop to the local library to upload, etc. Otherwise, I would still be sitting here, 4 days later, still trying..... Dial-up - what can I say? And all for this:


Here's the link to my new Cafe Press site where you (and the world) can buy totebags and mugs with my illustrations on them. Six designs so far. Some are from my knitting and stitchery books, some personal artwork.

Hope you like. And thank you for the encouragement a couple weeks ago. I will be adding new illustrations to the product line-up as I can. Will obviously keep you informed.

Spread the word!


Kathleen C. said...

Oh, how wonderful!!! I love the illustrations you chose. Just gorgeous!
Next payday... I need a new knitting tote!

Kate G. said...

Congratulations! I'm up for a new "Nicholas" bag.

Dianne said...

Love all the designs, but have purchased the "Perfect Afternoon Knitting" tote and can't wait for it to arrive. You can never have too many project bags!

Suzanne said...

Love the totes. After vacation, I will have to get one.

Knitlee said...

I had the hardest time choosing just one! But I managed. I ordered myself a mug-"Just one more row". I can't wait to get it. I work in my LYS and will use it there-this way when other knitters see it I can direct them to Cafe Press to order one of their own. Thanks Kristin! I have my eye on a tote bag-it's the first of the month-and that means bills are a coming! Happy to see that the idea of Cafe Press has come to fruition!
All the best, Alissa

Susan said...

Oh my, how to choose? I am so excited about getting some stuff. I will put a link on my blog later today.

I am thinking about some gifts for sure. Yay!

Beth said...

Oh, I love the tote bags. I'm ordering one for me and one for my mom...Christmas shopping done already. Hooray!

Tami said...

So sorry to hear about Russell.

I tagged you for the front door/back door meme if you would like to show us your doors.

P said...

Hi Kristin,

I just discovered your blog and artwork. Beautiful!

The post about Russell was really touching. Although I try to guard my feelings towards our farm critters, I feel the same way with every tough break, lamb, chick.

Looking forward to reading more.

(Also with sheep and a bc in Western Mass!)

Shirley said...

So cute! I'm having a hard time deciding which tote and which mug to buy first.


WendyE said...

Absolutely wonderful, and the colors, so y-o-u! I'm deciding also...I'm off to Co this week and after I get there I will be ordering. I see a few gift opportunities in the future. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Thanks for a glimpse of your uniquely colored and creative looking world.

Anonymous said...

Concerning Russell - Years ago a friend's Father-all had a Rooster who pecked visiters to the farm BUT one day he pecked the farmer. The next time my friend visited the farm the Rooster was gone. When she inquired, she was told: "Well, he pecked me so I invited him to be the "Guest of Honor" to the Sunday Family Dinner."