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There are two very good reasons why I haven’t been posting:

1) my husband and I are on a road trip! We left Los Angeles at the beginning of February, and will travel 6,000 miles by the time we get back later in the spring. Because we’re on the road, I haven’t had regular wifi to post, and I still need to photograph projects, and I’ve been doing other fun things!

Of course I have my Pfaff and serger with me, but so far I’ve only set them up to complete bike seats. I’ve been knitting though, and there is a lot to share between my recently completed pieces and backlogged knittings!

road trip

2) the day before we left on this trip I injured my finger pretty badly. I slammed the middle finger of my left hand in the car door at Disneyland. I wound up with 3 stitches and a blackened fingernail. It was the first time I ever got stitches, and I was terrified, but we were able to return to the park and have a good time (with no lines!).

It hurt so much, and I was scared, but now I’m almost OK. It took about 1 week before I was able to knit again (my finger was so swollen and sensitive, and covered in a huge bandage). I took the stitches out myself, and had to melt a hole in the nail to relieve the pressure (terrifying, but absolutely painless), and the fingertip is numb and nasty looking. It’s still difficult to type, so that’s why I haven’t been posting. I’ll spare you the gross photos.

knitting with a bandaged finger

We’re staying with my husband’s family in St Louis for the next few days, so I’ll try to get some projects posted and scheduled before we hit the road again.


TWINKLE winner! (and a cat gif)


Twinkle Knits book giveaway, made by Julianne

Congratulations to Francisca for randomly winning the Twinkle Knits book giveaway! She entered by liking MADE by JULIANNE on Facebook.

Thank you to all who entered my first ever blog giveaway. I’m planning on hosting a few more giveaways in the coming year, with more de-stashing prizes as well as handmade goodies. You can find out about those by checking back here or liking the aforementioned Facebook page.

For those who didn’t win this time, here’s a consolatory cat gif:


It’s my homepage. Happy knitting Francisca!


CRAFTSTER: Best of 2013


Craftster Best of 2013

I just got word that I’m featured in Craftster’s Best of 2013 – this is the third time since 2010 that I’ve been included in the round-up! This time it’s for my painted chandelier, which makes me extra glad that I finally got around to painting that thing!

In each category, the 10 most popular projects are singled out, and from there 5 are selected for the final list. I made the list in 2010 with a post and video on how to make dandelion wine, and in 2012 my rainbow wedding boots were honored.

You can see the full collection on Craftster (I’m in the “Home Sweet Home” section). You can see my chandelier on Crafster, or see the original post from last January on this blog.

rainbow painted chandelier, made by Julianne


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