I love big purses! And when making a bag, I tend to stick with cotton yarn. It's rigid enough to resist stretching like acrylic, and you can usually wash it like you would anything else. You can add handles, or wear it like a shoulder bag with one long strap. This is definitely my favorite … Continue reading Crocheted Wagon Wheel Purse
Doilies are beautiful, and the amount of work and fine craftsmanship that goes into making one is downright impressive to anyone who appreciates fiber art. But all too often, once finished, we ask ourselves "What do I do with this thing?" Well, this is one of my favorite crochet projects of all time. It's simple once you … Continue reading ~Crocheted Bags with Vintage Doilies~
So call it weird, but I've been super excited ever since I got a loom by the idea of making tea towels. Not even decorative or fine towels, just cotton towels. I love feeling connected to home goods, like using handmade or specially collected pieces. Anyway, if anyone else is particularly excited by little towels, … Continue reading Hand Woven Cotton Towels!
So why the sudden dip in activity here? Well blame the loom. I've been non-stop weaving since I figured out how to wrap a warp. Here are my next couple of projects! I wanted to experiment with color changes and funky yarn. And while I'm still far, far, FAAAR from perfect, it's been pretty fun! … Continue reading Loom Addiction
AH! I'm so excited to finally get to share the success of my first ever handwoven project! It's just a simple acrylic scarf made form Red Heart Super Soft. The awesome thing is I actually ran out of purple yarn halfway through and had to switch to pink, so I have this cool two-toned scarf … Continue reading First Project on the New Loom!
For the non-foodies out there, a shrub is a fruit-infused vinegar recipe dating back to colonial times, which is making a pretty strong comeback in the craft cocktail scene. Gross? I think not! So the shrub has been around a long time. Before refrigeration, it was a way to keep fruit in your diet through the winter. … Continue reading SHRUB LIFE
This painting project is major adorable and pretty straightforward. Just a reference image of a sugar skull you like, a terracotta pot, some multi-surface paint, and outdoor sealant! Made these as a gift for my mom in an afternoon.