Crochet · Japanese Inspiration

Crochet Painting: Japanese Ramen Bowl

This is probably my favorite thing I’ve ever made. The idea is you take an image, then use crochet to recreate it two dimensionally, like a painting. Yarn painting can be done without crochet, but what fun is that? There are different methods, for example you might make a yarn painting as one continuous piece… Continue reading Crochet Painting: Japanese Ramen Bowl

Floral Arrangements

Floral Arrangements April 4th (Spring Wreaths!)

Today’s batch of arrangements was made to fill our handmade wreath wall. The first four are spring, the last is just “classic” meaning year round. Yellow lillies, ranunculas, and a bush of random spring flowers make this asymmetrical wreath. This very floral wreath was made from a spring base with little pink flowers, as well… Continue reading Floral Arrangements April 4th (Spring Wreaths!)

Recipes

How to Cook (The Easiest, Real, Basic Essentials)

I know cooking is overwhelming. If you’re new to it, it’s easy to brush off and say “I’ll never be a ‘cook’.” But there are some very simple common sense guidelines I believe every single person should know, and it may be the difference between life and death for your health habits. This isn’t for fitness gurus, it isn’t for homemakers, it’s for everyone. College kids, adults who weren’t taught, even adults who still don’t fully understand their kitchen. These are the basics, the necessary essentials, that will hopefully make cooking a practical and approachable topic.

Creative Writing and Role Playing

Why “Funny” is Not a Character Trait

Character creation is my favorite part of any type of writing. Novel, short story, or role playing, characters are always the entire reason I read or write. Plot is ok, setting makes a huge difference, and you have to have a good theme, but we fall in love with characters. But something has often bothered… Continue reading Why “Funny” is Not a Character Trait