DIY Plant Hanger – Quick & Easy

Do you love plants and flowers? Do you have a house full of houseplants like I do? They sort of multiply around here …I really need to thin the herd and get rid of some of these houseplants. In the meantime, I’ve been busy making some simple macrame plant hangers to get the plants off […]

15 Ideas for Decorating Easter Eggs

Although, here in Kentucky it’s been a much milder than usual Winter, we are all happy that Spring is finally here once again! And you know what that means, right? Easter is just about here again, too. And that means getting out the dyes and coloring Easter Eggs. That’s always fun (especially dyeing easter eggs […]

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Silk Ties

I’ve been on kind of an Easter Egg decorating kick lately. There are just so many fun ways to dye and decorate Easter Eggs! When I grew up, it was either the little dye tablets or natural dyeing with onion skins. That’s all we ever did. Well, now the sky’s the limit. You can paint […]

How to Dye Speckled Yarn

I took a little break from fiber last week with my funky, colorful alcohol ink switch plate covers – did you see them? That post went crazy on Hometalk! In case you’re interested, here it is… Anyhoo, back to yarn this week with a tutorial on how to dye speckled yarn. Speckled, sprinkled, spotted yarn […]

DIY Switch Plates with Alcohol Ink

Last fall, I decided to repaint my entire house. Big job but I was sick and tired of the ‘builder beige’ walls so it was totally worth it! Now, my soft gray walls with fresh white trim look so much better. While I love my walls, I did notice they need a pop of color. […]

Free Crochet Patterns for Purses and Bags

Welcome back to my series of free crochet patterns! This time, I’ve put together some fun, free crochet patterns for purses, totes, clutches and bags. Warmer weather is just around the corner so you may not be in the mood to knit or crochet hats and sweaters but a cute crochet purse is always a […]

How to Kettle Dye Yarn and Fiber

A few years ago, I shared a tutorial on how to Kettle Dye Yarn and I decided it was time for an update. The information in that post is all good but the photos are … well …. not so much. This was very early in my FiberArtsy career and as you can see, I had […]

21 Sites for Free Crochet Patterns

Crochet has become a super-chic hobby lately, hasn’t it? Far beyond our granny squares and afghans, crafty people are now crocheting everything from jewelry to candle holders to high-end, luxurious shawls and sweaters. And in our age of the wonderful internet, it’s no longer necessary to buy expensive patterns or books. These days, you can […]

Natural Dyeing with Black Beans

Here comes another experiment in my Natural Dyeing Series. Did you know that you can dye fabric and yarn with food? Before the invention of synthetic dyes, people dyed all of their fabrics and yarn with natural things like tea, onion skins, red cabbage and other plant materials. So, let’s try natural dyeing with black […]

Printing on Silk with Silk Ties

Did you know that you can print on silk with silk ties? That’s right, it’s possible to transfer the dyed design on a silk tie to another piece of silk. This is an inexpensive way to make a very beautiful, expensive looking scarf, decorative pillow or wallhanging. Printed scarves also make great gifts so cook […]

DIY Wool Christmas Wreath

Christmas is just around the corner but you still have time to make a beautiful Wool Christmas Wreath! This is a super easy and quick craft project that you can complete in an evening. I didn’t make this wreath in one sitting, but it only took about 2-3 hours total to finish attaching all of […]