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 […]

Recycled Jeans! 12 Denim Craft Projects

Who doesn’t love a great pair of jeans? I certainly do. And isn’t it heartbreaking when those jeans don’t fit anymore or get stained? Well, instead of just tossing them out, why not use your crafting skills and recycle those jeans instead? There are tons of ways to upcycle or recycle denim jeans and give […]

Eco Printing on Fabric … Take 1

I know, I’m late to the party but I just had to try this Eco Printing on Fabric stuff. It looks like such fun! And it is! Now, I’m kinda eaten up with it. There are printed fabrics in various stages of development all over this house. What is Eco Printing? The way I understand […]

Pretty DIY Spring Wreaths

Happy Spring Equinox! Finally after a long and gray winter, my crocuses are up, the hyacinths are again blooming and my forsythia bushes are bursting with bright yellow blooms. We actually have to mow the lawn already, too! I think one of my favorite parts of Spring is the urge to freshen up the house […]

How to Crochet Denim Trivets – Free Pattern

Ever since I shared how to make Denim Yarn from Old Jeans, I’ve been getting requests for a project made with the denim yarn. Now, a more advanced crocheter than I am would probably come up with a cool denim purse or fabulous crochet vest but I’m just a beginner so you get trivets lol. […]

Pamper YOU with DIY Bath Bombs

Don’t you just love a nice, long soak in a hot bathtub at the end of a stressful day? Boy, I sure do! Give me a good book and a glass of wine and that’s where you’ll find me on any given evening. What’s even better is a hot bath with yummy, scented bath bombs! […]

Top 10 Craft and DIY Posts of 2015

Another year gone by … Can you believe it?? I was curious about which of my projects you guys liked the best so I did some research. After looking at the stats on Google Analytics and Pinterest, I came up with FiberArtsy’s Top 10 Craft and DIY Posts of 2015. (This page contains affiliate links […]

18 DIY Gifts of Beauty

Give the Gift of Beauty! The Gift Giving season is upon us again. Christmas seems to roll around faster and faster every year, doesn’t it? Crazy how the time flies …. While I love Christmas shopping (sort of), I much prefer making gifts for my loved ones by hand. And I prefer receiving a present […]