Hey there, I'm teaching a new craft class at West Elm in Atlantic Station tomorrow night from 6-8pm. We are making these wonderful yarn wall hangings. Its going to be so much fun! The spots for this class filled so we added another class. The second class is next Tuesday, May 27 6-8pm. Space is limited. Call West Elm at 404.541.9310 to sign up for the second class.

Pop Talk: Cortney

Say hello to Cortney,
Cortney is an amazing crafter who has mad skills in knitting, crocheting, sewing, paper crafts, and decorating. I met this talented lady in Kansas City at my favorite craft store called Urban Arts and Crafts. She worked there as an associate. Cortney always had a smile on her face and was a great resource for all things crafty. Anytime I had a new project, Cortney gave me good advice and fun options to consider.

Did I mention she is a Yarn Whisperer? She can knit and crochet anything. Cortney has a way of making beautiful things with yarn. It totally blows my mind. Take a peek at her blog and photos on Flickr, they say it all.


Now it's time to have a little Pop Talk with Cortney

I'm most creative...
When I am really busy and don't have time to create, figures.

My creative style is...
Eclectic, Vintage, Bohemian

The one thing people don't know about me is...
Nada. I am an open book and often share TMI :-)

 _______inspires me.

My life in 6 words
Creative, Artistic, Hectic, Busy, Functional, Colorful

My dream project is...
Restoring and decorating an old house with tons of character.

What's your theme song when you walk into a room?
Today by Smashing Pumpkins

Do you say Soda or Pop?
I say both. I grew up around soda, I now live in a pop city so I tend to "Soda Pop"

You can find Cortney here:

I really like: knitting

I really like knitting. I love yarn and all the fun accessories and tools you need to knit cool stuff. I am totally a novice but I can follow a pattern pretty well. Knitting is such a slow calming craft. You can make anything with just 2 needles, it's fascinating when you really think about it. You take a ball of yarn and a few coordinated loops and you've got a sweater, scarf, or socks. Endless possibilities.

 Love this cute bow from Raspberries & Moss. How cute is that?

I love this shot from Acres of diamonds. It's not your grandma's knitting. I can see myself with those cool tights knitting something cool. The colors are fab.

I love anything in some sort of box. This is such a cute knitting kit. Pic from heykimee.

Just plain adorable. Knitting is cool, check out that bag. Pic from cherry bloosom girl.
Get inspired and start knitting.

Some knit sites I really like:
Ravelry a knit and crochet community
hello yarn great yarn resource
knit picks knitting and crochet yarns and tools
the purl bee great resource for yarn, patterns, and tutorials.