Monica Whaley

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New Endeavors!

Posted on January 14, 2016 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I have always been both cursed and blessed with many interests. The plus is obviously that I enjoy all of these things. The curse is that there are only 24 hours in a day, and a great deal of that time is taken up with work and sleep. So far, my way of handling that is to bounce from one thing to another every few months. This time, I’d like to take a more purposeful approach. I’m going to try to plan out my time among the various pursuits. For example, to work on w...

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More Journals

Posted on February 2, 2011 at 10:07 PM Comments comments (1)

I have done two journals using the coptic method, which I really like. See below.

This first one is my fave so far, mostly because I love the paper design so much. I'm also please that I was able to get pages lined.

I'm also please that I was able to get pages lined, and had a nice paper for the inside cover that compliments the outside.

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Bookbinding Bind

Posted on February 1, 2011 at 5:39 PM Comments comments (3)

I had an idea for a book I wanted to put together as gifts and thought it would be nice to make my own. I’ve found a remarkable amount of information and various ways online regarding how to do this. I made my first hardcover journal last night (pictures below). I’m not satisfied with the results (yes, I’m a bit of a perfectionist), but they’re not bad for the first time. I’m planning on using a few different methods to figure out which is best for me. Of course,...

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Crochet pain?

Posted on October 15, 2010 at 1:49 PM Comments comments (1)

I had carpal tunnel surgery on my right hand in 2002, and will have to do the same on my left sometime in the near future. You can imagine the issues I have to deal with to crochet (and knit). So, I’ve been looking online and in stores for some solutions. I’ve found some great crochet hooks that are ergonomically-minded and some ideas on how to make your current hooks more ergonomic.


Most ergonomic hooks have been reviewed by other bloggers, so I won’t do...

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Crochet stint

Posted on July 3, 2010 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (3)

Some of you may know that I’m into several crafts (scrapbooking, crochet, embroidery, photography, making jewelry, etc.). I tend to enjoy them in phases. I got a new Interweave Crochet magazine yesterday, so I’m somewhat inspired to work on crochet now. I’m pretty picky about what I make. It has to be artistic or useful. No doilies, fake food, etc. I’ve made some stuffed animals for kids, clothes, framed things, etc. I haven’t been able to make too many pieces of...

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Keeping up with the ME

Posted on January 22, 2010 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I've just added a Calendar page so that if anyone wants to know my general schedule, they are free to see it. I haven't decided if I'm adding things like doctor's visits, lunches, etc. We'll see. Right now, it's just the things i do on a regular basis.


i've been embroidering like it's going out of style. I started with ornaments for Christmas and am now working on something that would make a nice framed gift. I'll try to get some photos of what I've done and post them. The...

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Posted on November 29, 2008 at 12:29 PM Comments comments (0)

Wow, it's been a while since I last wrote. Well, still working on classes, had a great Thanksgiving, and have started the crochet season again. Why "season", you ask? We don't have AC, and it's too hot to work with yarn in the summer, so I mainly do it in Fall and Winter. Now you know.

After the Party

Posted on November 3, 2008 at 5:17 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, we didn't get many people (only 4), but I'm pretty sure that's because I didn't call to remind them that it was Sunday. Despite that, we had tons of fun and made over $100! We took plenty of notes about things we liked. and didn't like: how long it took to set up and tear down, etc. I think we'll be able to do really well. Our products are quality and affordable, so people are happy to buy.


Posted on August 9, 2008 at 7:39 AM Comments comments (0)

I've uploaded images of some of my jewelry pieces. Please take a look and let me know what you think.


More Jewelry News

Posted on August 8, 2008 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Angie, Annie and I met yesterday to work out more details for our new business. We've even given ourselves job titles.

Monica: Marketing Director

Angie: Artistic Director

Annie: Financial Director

Of course, we're also the Designers. We devided up many of the respo...

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More Jewelry Fun

Posted on June 27, 2008 at 11:06 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm really excited about my progress. I've made three silver rings, which I really like. I've wrapped one cabachon (stone or glass piece with no whole). It's good for the first attempt, but I want to take it in to the local bead shop to ask them how to improve it. I've also found some metal working classes through the local parks and rec services. I will be able to "learn to create unique and complete projects in copper, brass and sterling. Projects are des...

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More Jewelry Excitement

Posted on June 25, 2008 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I mentioned that two of my friends and I are working toward doing some craft shows next year. We're doing jewelry, photography, drawings, candles, and a few other crafty items. My main contributions are jewelry and photography. I'm really excited about making jewelry. I've even taken a class to learn more techniques. It's going really well. I just made 2 rings today with my new jewelry hammers, and I wire wrapped a cabachon (I'm hoping to make a ring out of...

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Exciting Things!

Posted on April 25, 2008 at 8:28 AM Comments comments (1)

My friends Angie, Annie, and I are really taking the craft busines by storm. We've decided to really make a concentrated effort to make things for craft/art shows and to sell on our collective site under TwiZted Sisters Ink Inc. We each have our own website, and we'll start one soon for TS, so keep your eyes open! We're all extremely excited about what's happening. We've agreed to meet each week, we've talked about...

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Art Festivals

Posted on April 7, 2008 at 10:11 PM Comments comments (1)

My friend Angie and I hung out today and had a great idea. All three of us (Angie, Annie, and I) started an art group for the three of us called Twizted Sisters. The purpose is for us to encourage each other to pursue and improve our various artistic interests. It can be painting, drawing, crafts, photography, writing, etc. Angie and I decided that we need to prepare this year to enter...

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Child Prodigy

Posted on March 28, 2008 at 8:33 AM Comments comments (0)

My friend Angie introduced me to the website of an amazing girl. She's 12 right now and has been drawing/painting since age 4 with the maturity that most adult artist seek. She had a spritiual transformatioin at 4 and led her whole family to Christ. She writes poetry among other things, and her spiritual depth can only be from God. Her insight and humility are what the rest of us should try to attain. Please take a look!

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