Category: DIY & Crafts

Category: DIY & Crafts

What I Learned from Failing at my 100 Day Project

Last year I completed a successful 100 Day Project and this year I failed miserably. If you’re unfamiliar with the 100 Day Project, it’s a pretty simple concept:  you set a goal to work on a creative project every day for 100 consecutive days. It could be anything from writing

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FREE I Love You Hand Embroidery Pattern

I’m super excited to share this free hand embroidery pattern with you today!  (Get it?! HAND? I crack myself up.) Supplies: 8″ embroidery hoop (or size of your choice) Black Pearl Cotton Embroidery Needle Linen Fabric Pattern (download for free by click ADD TO CART below) Instructions: Transfer the pattern onto

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My 100 Day Project– 100 Days of Embroidery

I mentioned this in an earlier post, but wanted to share some more details here. My 100 Day project has started! I am such a huge believer in the power of habit and working toward a goal daily. That’s what I love about my daily sketchbook practice and daily scripture

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Swirly Snowman Free Embroidery Pattern

I received a request from a sweet customer who purchased both my swirly heart pattern and my swirly pumpkin pattern from my Etsy shop.  She loved the style of both patterns and was hoping I could design a snowman version. I loved the suggestion, but with the busy-ness of my life

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Cross Stitch Initials Ornaments

One of my favorite traditions at Christmas time is to make an ornament for each of my children.  Originally we purchased ornaments each year, but over the last couple of years I’ve switched to giving them handmade ornaments, and I don’t think I’ll ever go back.  I love the idea

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Simple Thank You Cards

In the days leading up to Christmas, I try to have a fun activity planned for each day.  It helps build up the anticipation, while also releasing a little of the excitement that threatens to overwhelm my kids at each and every moment. One of my favorite ways to spend

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Maker Gift Guide

Do you have an artist or maker in your life? You’d like to buy them a gift, but don’t really know what they’d like?  Here’s a list of my tried and true suggestions.  These are things I use day in and day out and I absolutely love them.  I wouldn’t

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