DIY Felted Journal Cover

We’ve been going to a lot of art, craft and flea markets the past few months and I’ve noticed a new trend of creative journal makers. Some gorgeous work from leather to fabric, even steam punk deco with gears and watch parts. Way more work than I care to do but WOW! So, I thought […]

17 Free Infinity Scarf Crochet Patterns

17 Free Infinity Scarf Crochet Patterns (and Cowls, too!) So, Summer is almost over once again which means it’s time to bust out your crochet hooks, yarn and knitting needles. Ready or not, winter is coming soon and I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of cold weather. In the meantime, though, I do […]

Dye Semi Solid Yarn (the easy way)

How to Dye Semi Solid Yarn (the easy way) So, while researching and testing various methods of dyeing gradient or ombre yarn, instead of achieving a gradient yarn I figured out how to dye semi solid yarn. This technique does create an overall gradient effect but it is so subtle that I wouldn’t call it […]

How to Make a Macrame Plant Hanger

How to Make a Macrame Plant Hanger – Step by step tutorial Do you love plants and flowers as much as I do? Do you have a house full of houseplants like I do? They sort of multiply around here. I’ve been busy making some simple macrame indoor 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

Learn How to Dye Speckled Yarn (also called Sprinkled Yarn) I took a little break from fiber and dyeing last week to play with alcohol inks … oh, what fun! Anyhoo, back to yarn this week with a tutorial on how to dye speckled yarn. Speckled, sprinkled, spotted yarn – whatever you want to call […]

DIY Alcohol Ink Art Switch Plates

DIY Alcohol Ink Art Switch Plates and Outlet Covers 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, […]

Free Crochet Patterns for Purses and Bags

13 Free Crochet Patterns for Purses and Bags or Totes 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 […]

How to Kettle Dye Yarn and Fiber

How to Kettle Dye Yarn, Sheep Wool and Alpaca 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 […]

21 Sites for Free Crochet Patterns

21 Great Websites 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 with websites devoted to everything crafty and […]

Natural Yarn Dyeing with Black Beans

Natural Yarn 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, […]