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2017 in review

It’s the end of the year already! How did that happen?! Disclaimer: The links in this post may be affiliate links.  If you purchase any products after clicking on these links, at no additional cost to you, A Simple Homestead will receive a small commission for making you aware of these important resources. One of my favorite business gurus to follow is Tara Swiger. Last December, I joined her program called The Starship. Sadly, I haven’t used the program nearly as much as I  ...

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Dye Monkey visits Wisconsin (and a FO, finally!)

Today I had a reason to revisit some of my blog posts from 2013 and 2014. It made me realize I was much more proficient (wordy?) back then! For some reason, I just haven’t been able to find the time or energy lately to post about happenings around here. But I have plans to change that…   Almost a full month ago (!), Jessica L’Heureux, the owner of Dye Monkey Yarns was able to make a trip up to visit my friends’ shop: Unwound Artisan Yarn Shop in La Crosse, WI.  ...

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Indie Design Gift-A-Long 2017

It’s that time of year again!  The Indie Design Gift-a-long starts on Tuesday!   I love this event!  Not just because I’m participating as a designer again, but also because of all the great designers and patterns *I* get to discover each year!  There are KAL/CALs for all different types of patterns, LOTS of chatter in the Ravelry groups as well as prizes.   Ravelry is a free site if you haven’t already signed up. The event officially starts on Tuesday November 21,  ...

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Freezer Paper Stencil Shirts

Just a few short days ago it was 70°F (21°C) here in Wisconsin, but that changed quickly! Now it’s cold, windy and often rainy. We’re lucky if it breaks above freezing temps.  Definitely gloomy as well – not much sunshine the last several days. My favorite way of dealing with the cold and gloom of late fall/early winter? Crafting of course! Little Chick had a whole bunch of plain t-shirts in her drawer, so on Saturday we pulled them out and Mom went to work creating  ...

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