Category: DIY & Crafts

Category: DIY & Crafts

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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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Be Awesome Today Hand Embroidery Pattern

This pattern was inspired by a sweet Christmas gift my daughter made for me last year. The canvas she painted is hanging next to my bathroom mirror to remind me to be awesome each day (or at least as awesome as possible…).  I’ve found it to be fantastic motivation and

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Earth Embroidery Pattern

Yikes! I am getting later and later with these free daily patterns.  Can you tell I’m running out of steam big time?  This has been such a fun project and I’m so glad you’ve followed along. I’d love to see your results if you stitch any of the patterns.  Click

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