18 DIY Gifts of Beauty

DIY Gifts: Give the Gift of Beauty with these homemade DIY Recipes! 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 […]

16 Free Hat Patterns for Knit and Crochet

With the changing of the seasons (and cooler weather moving in), I’ve been on a roundup roll lately. I’ve found so many cool crochet and knitting patterns like Fun Fingerless Gloves and Quick One Skein Patterns. Oh, and you’ll love the Baby Booty & Sandal Roundup I shared a few months ago. Some super cute […]

14 Free Fingerless Glove Patterns

14 Free Fingerless Glove Patterns Who loves Fingerless Gloves?? I do! What a great invention … gloves without fingers that interfere with your work. And their popularity is certainly not waning. There are countless fingerless glove patterns available for knitting and crochet. I like that they are usually a pretty quick project which is great […]

A Mind is like a Parachute …

“A Mind is like a Parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open.” ~ Frank Zappa In this social media world, we know more about each other than we ever have before. If you’re on Facebook or Twitter, you pretty much know your friends’ political affiliation, movie preferences and even what they eat for dinner, […]

DIY Wet Felted Dryer Balls

Last year, I showed you how to make wet felted dryer balls using mostly wool roving. Since then, many people have asked me … what is roving and where do I get it? Well, unless you happen to be a spinner or have a fiber farm, you wouldn’t know! So, I figured out an easier […]

15 One Skein Patterns for Knit and Crochet

Is there anything as gratifying as finishing a knit or crochet project in an afternoon or two?? I don’t know about you, but I don’t have the patience to knit an entire sweater. I do, however, have the patience for a quick one skein pattern for knit or crochet. My favorite knitting projects are quick […]

How to Naturally Dye Yarn with Black Walnuts (update)

How to Naturally Dye Yarn with Black Walnuts A few years ago, I shared with you my tutorial on how to naturally dye yarn with black walnuts. Well, it’s that time of year again, the black walnuts are dropping, so I thought I would update my yarn dyeing tutorial. I have learned a few more […]

How to Make Denim Yarn from Old Jeans

How to make Denim Yarn Tutorial Have you seen all of the posts lately about making yarn from old t-shirts? That project is still on my to-do list but in the meantime, I thought, hey why not try making yarn from of jeans? Denim is a wonderful, versatile and strong fabric that is easy to […]

Yummy Yarn Giveaway time!

I spent the weekend dyeing up these pretty, little skeins of Superwash Merino Yarn just in time to give them away! Here’s your chance to WIN FOUR of these little Beauties This yarn has been kettle dyed in a blend of Pink, Purple and Silver with some of the natural white left for contrast. They’re […]

Logic will get you from point A to B …

“Logic will get you from point A to B, Imagination will take you Everywhere!” ~ Albert Einstein We Americans live in a culture that glorifies textbook learning, don’t we? How many times did I argue with my kids’ school principals and counselors about their need for physical activity, music, art! But, unfortunately you can’t really […]

17 Fun Scrap Fabric Projects

Show of hands, who doesn’t have a pile of fabric scraps laying around the house?? Anybody?? Thought so. We all have a little hoarder inside saying … Oh, but I may need this someday … don’t we? Ya, okay. So, I asked a bunch of fellow bloggers to share their ideas using fabric remnants and […]

Don’t Limit Your Challenges …

“Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits!” ~Jerry Dunn One of the main reasons I share these inspirational quotes is that I also struggle with my demons, my inadequacies … the feeling of not being good enough, of not being ENOUGH! Do you know that feeling? Somehow, if you do more, give more, work more, […]