Category: DIY & Crafts

Category: DIY & Crafts

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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Rainbow Baby Quilt

In the last stages of my pregnancy with Edith, I was having severe problems with carpal tunnel and couldn’t work very long on my usual projects of choice. I could only handle knitting and intricate drawing for a few minutes at a time before my hands became painfully numb.  So,

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Giant Granny Square Crochet Blanket

Remember the beautiful Sky Blanket that I began in January this year? Somehow I completely dropped the ball on that project.  I wasn’t working on it every day, just listing on a page in my bullet journal what the weather was like each day, and then when I was in

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Startitis + Free Handmade with Love Tags

I’m not sure if it’s because Spring has finally arrived (we’re ignoring the snowstorm that occurred at the end of last week) or if something is in the air, but I’ve got a serious case of Startitis. The definition, for those who don’t know: Startitis– the condition of wanting to start

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Using Succulents to Brighten the Mid-Winter Dreariness

Around this time of year my fingers start itching to be in the garden soil.  I’ve had a long enough break since the busy fall season of harvesting, canning, freezing and slaving in the kitchen for hours that I’ve completely forgotten what exhausting, sweaty work it was.  I start dreaming

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Knit The Sky Blanket

       I fell in love with this sky scarf project by the amazing Lea Redmond when I first came across it years ago. The basic idea is that you knit a stripe on a scarf every day based on the weather. I even bought all the yarn and began

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Quiet Book Pages for Boys

If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a delightful and extremely active boy in your life.  He’s curious and smart and if you ever turn your head for even a second he’s climbing the curtains or dumping flour all over the floor, or any other number of mess-producing activities. I

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Free Leaves Embroidery Pattern

I am completely thrilled to offer you the very last of the 31 Days of Embroidery Patterns series today! This pattern was inspired by a page in my sketchbook from our trip to Costa Rica this past summer. Download the pattern here

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You Are Brave Embroidery Pattern

Sometimes we all need a little reminder that we can do hard things.  Stepping out of our comport zones can be painful. Facing health challenges, trying something new, working to improve our lives. All these things take courage and vulnerability and this pattern can serve as a tiny reminder that

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