Picking vs. Throwing: Continental Knitting in my Jammies

Picking vs. Throwing: Continental Knitting in my Jammies

Since teaching myself to knit I have been a thrower – formally known as English style knitting. This is the way that made the most…

bb3.ca November Newsletter & Giveaway 2015

bb3.ca November Newsletter & Giveaway 2015

The November Newsletter & Giveaway is available. This month I am giving away a pair of earrings of your choice from the website. Click here…

Creative thinking – in terms of idea creativity – is not a mystical talent. It is a skill that can be practiced and nurtured.
– Edward de Bono

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Deconstructed: Unravelling Thrift Store Finds for Yarn

Deconstructed: Unravelling Thrift Store Finds for Yarn

I have read a few articles with great fascination about buying wool sweaters from thrift stores with the sole purpose of unravelling them to reuse…

October 2015 Newsletter & Giveaway bb3.ca

October 2015 Newsletter & Giveaway bb3.ca

The October 2015 Newsletter & Giveaway is available. This month is a giveaway for an item from the spiders or skulls section of the website….

Studio Closed for the Long Weekend

Studio Closed for the Long Weekend

This up-coming weekend is Thanksgiving in Canada. So the studio will be closed for the long weekend. I will be unavailable to make orders from…

Engraving: How Much Text Can I Really Have…?

Engraving: How Much Text Can I Really Have…?

I get asked often to engrave full words or even 2 lines of text & sentences on my items. It’s been happening so often lately…

A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.
– Denis Waitley

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bb3.ca September 2015 Newsletter

bb3.ca September 2015 Newsletter

  The bb3.ca September 2015 Newsletter is hot off the press and into inboxes. This month I’m unveiling the new website as well as a…

The Website is getting a Facelift…

The Website is getting a Facelift…

Click here to go back to the website I’ve been quiet as far as my online presence goes, while I desperately finish this website facelift:…

bb3 August 2015 newsletter

bb3 August 2015 newsletter

The August 2015 newsletter was sent to inboxes last night, if you missed it you can read it here. This month I am giving away…

Sneak Peek at the New bb3.ca Website Design

Sneak Peek at the New bb3.ca Website Design

Back in June it became very clear that the website needed more than just a simple update. So instead of making the old theme work…

Cats Love Yarn: Here’s Proof.

Cats Love Yarn: Here’s Proof.

We all know that cats love to play with yarn. Anything that moves, it seems. But how about cuddle up to a ball of yarn?…

Short Studio Closing July 21, 2015

Short Studio Closing July 21, 2015

A quick note and a quick closure. I’ll be road-trippin’ with my family but I’ll be back by Sunday (the 26th) at the very latest….

Jumbo Knitting Needles: (Not Quite) The Biggest I Have Seen

Jumbo Knitting Needles: (Not Quite) The Biggest I Have Seen

I was browsing Michael’s the other day and I was happy to see these jumbo knitting needles size 50(!). Since I had a coupon I…

The most creative people have this childlike facility to play.
– John Cleese

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Read bb3’s July 2015 Newsletter

Read bb3’s July 2015 Newsletter

The Giveaway for the July 2015 Newsletter is for the Flower Child necklace (since I found some more silver blanks!) and stitch markers. Your choice!…

Experimental Crazy Handmade Yarn Creation

Experimental Crazy Handmade Yarn Creation

I made this yarn out of…frustration? Boredom? I was really dissatisfied with the original yarn. So I decided to go for broke, and see what…

Necklace Lengths for Personalized Gifts

Necklace Lengths for Personalized Gifts

What necklace length is appropriate for a gift? If you google necklace lengths there are many good diagrams to give you a visual idea of…

June 2015 Newsletter: Win an Engraved Butterfly Necklace

June 2015 Newsletter: Win an Engraved Butterfly Necklace

June 2015’s bb3 project newsletter is available! This month there is a chance to win an engraved butterfly necklace. Just click on the image above…

Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.

– Stephen Covey

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Butterfly Teardrop Necklace with Choice of Bead Color

Butterfly Teardrop Necklace with Choice of Bead Color

This is a revamped product that I used to offer. The original engraved butterfly teardrop necklace is now available with your choice of eight different…

Upcycled Handspun Yarn – Vegan Friendly – and The Scarf it Made

Upcycled Handspun Yarn – Vegan Friendly – and The Scarf it Made

I made this yarn this past winter & it occurred to me that this upcycled handspun yarn is vegan friendly. Most of the yarns I…

2015 New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival

2015 New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival

We had yet another wonderful Mother’s Day weekend attending the 2015 New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival. The show has become a yearly family tradition…

May 2015 Monthly Newsletter bb3.ca

May 2015 Monthly Newsletter bb3.ca

The May 2015 monthly newsletter was unleashed earlier this week with the 3 winners from last month’s giveaway announced, new products, my latest blog challenge…