I’m Shirley – I knit, crochet, write, sew, draw, paint, and make comics. For me, hand-making, design, and the creative process are the common threads that link the fiber and visual arts.

This site is my personal archive of and about the handmade as lived habit – a reflection on turning raw materials into unique things and an examined, joyful life. Alongside my portfolio, you’ll find me blogging about my projects and process, discussing books and readings on art and craft, and sharing what I learn along the way. You can also find me on Ravelry (must be logged in).

Contact: handmade.habit [at] gmail.com