Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

Sneak previews and behind the scenes information.

I’ve Created a Monster: Designing a Knitted Monster Baby Blanket

With the rush of the Jane Austen festivals over and the holiday season still a ways off, things have been quiet here at Ciarrai Studios. That’s not necessarily a bad thing as some rest and regroup time is definitely helpful … Continue reading

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Leaning and Loafing with Walt Whitman

Considering how much I love Jane Austen, I really didn’t think I would mind having her dominate so much of my month but when I found myself sneaking in stanzas of Whitman’s Song of Myself like a kid with a … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Events (or Jane Austen Month: Part II)

While I was planning the Jane Austen tea party, I was also preparing for two Jane Austen events, the Jane Austen Festival in Louisville, KY and the JASNA-CT’s  Jane Austen Summer Camp in Middletown, CT. The KY Festival was this … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Tea Party (or Jane Austen Month: Part I)

July has been the Month of Jane Austen here at Ciarrai Studios.  As I have mentioned before, Ciarrai Studios’ first anniversary is coming up soon. (There’s only 12 days left to enter our Anniversary Giveaway. Have you entered yet? If … Continue reading

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Guess those authors

Most of the handmade jewelry in my Etsy shop are inspired by my favorite books and authors. And today, I am working on several new designs, each inspired by a different writer / poet.  Can you guess which authors I … Continue reading

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Poem – A – Day: April 4th – The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

A musical version of one of my favorite poems. I have such vivid memories of the first time I read this – way back in elementary school – and being so fascinated with the story that I read the poem … Continue reading

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April Newsletter

This is a copy of the monthly newsletter that went out today. If you are not on my mailing list but would like to be, please email me and I will add you to the list. Hi everyone! I hope … Continue reading

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Name that Sheep Results

A while back, I asked you guys to help me pick which name to give the sheep charm in my Sheep to Sweater Charm Necklace. I wanted some way to acknowledge the inspiration behind the piece, namely shepherd, Susie Gibbs … Continue reading

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New Arrivals

Hi everyone! I should have posted this about a week ago but I have been sick and, as a result, a lot of things got pushed back until I got better.  I am still not 100% but I have recovered … Continue reading

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What I Never Got to Tell You

A few days ago, I posted a hand-knit tam hat to the shop. It sold in less than 15 minutes so I never got a chance to tell you guys about it. I never got the chance to tell you … Continue reading

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