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, […]

Printing 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 I’m all about reusing, recycling, repurposing and upcycling! 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 […]

Eco Printing on Fabric

Eco Printing on Fabric Tutorial 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 look out, there are printed fabrics in various stages of development all over this house. (This page contains affiliate links which simply means if you […]

Free Crochet Patterns for Baby (Knitting, too)

Free Crochet Patterns for Baby – and some Baby Knitting Patterns, too After taking a small hiatus (to tile my kitchen), I’m back with more fun free knitting and crochet patterns. Since my niece just had her first baby, I decided to dig up some free baby patterns. There are so many super cute (and […]

Natural Dyeing with Dandelions

Welcome to my new Natural Dyeing Series!  I’ve been wanting to delve into the fun world of natural dyes for a long time and I’m super excited. My normal go-to dyes are Jacquard Acid Dyes so this is a whole new adventure for me. Technically, this is Part 2 since I already wrote a post on Dyeing Yarn […]

Free Knitting Patterns – 15 Websites

15 Knitting Websites for Free Knitting Patterns Have you noticed? Knitting is all the rage again. No longer seen just as “Grandma’s” hobby, knitting has gone mainstream and become a chic needle craft no matter what your age or walk of life. Not only that but we are now knitting more than just scarves and […]

Pretty DIY Spring Wreaths

Happy Spring Equinox! Let’s make some pretty Spring Wreaths! 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 […]

How to Make Wet Felted Easter Eggs

Two years ago, when I first started getting serious about this blog, I shared a tutorial on how to make Wet Felted Easter Eggs from wool. Yikes! Did you see it?? The tutorial itself is pretty good and accurate but the photos?? Ick! Anyhoo, I decided to felt up some new Easter Eggs to show […]

How to Dye Self Striping Yarn – without special tools

How to Dye Self Striping Yarn – without special tools Have you ever tried to dye self striping yarn? Ever notice that you need complicated (and expensive) tools like a warping board used with a loom? Well, I figured out a way to do it very inexpensively and without special tools. All you need is […]