Super hyped about this one! I found some 95% wool/ 5% cashmere yarn in one of the boxed I hadn’t unpacked since moving. Right before I had moved, I visited a yarn shop that was going out of business and got some really nice yarn on the cheap side. Then I simply forgot about it… Continue reading Fall Scarf with Lattice Fringe
I was inspired by this post by Prunier (which also includes a nifty how-to diagram) to make these cute little arrangements! They were much easier than I thought, although I used artificial flowers in my arrangement. I work at Michaels and I have these out on our Mother’s Day display (along with some other fabulous pink things).… Continue reading Book Full of Flowers
We had a bit of snow a while back, and used the day to make bath bombs! Turns out they’re a lot easier than I thought, but we had one problem… You get the round shape of a bath bomb by using a christmas ornament that comes apart. The solution? Easter eggs! Our bath bombs… Continue reading Easter Bath Bombs
So there’s bin a recent dip in activity posting, and that’s pretty much because I took a job at Michaels Arts and Crafts (again). I was a crochet instructor and sales associate there in California, and now in Pennsylvania I figured it was something familiar to go back to. Shortly after I started up, the… Continue reading My First Floral Arrangements!
Quite a few of my interests over the years have involved custom heraldry, from D&D characters and fictional families, to the SCA kingdoms, to history in general. Heraldic symbols have distinct meanings, and each family crest tells you something about a family’s history. In fictional settings, the Coat of Arms that a character or a… Continue reading Hand Painted Heraldry Glasses
I’ll openly admit it, I’m terrible with a sewing machine. Something between my poor measurements, lack of practice, impatience for pinning, and the pure intimidation I feel toward actually cutting fabric, somehow my projects just don’t turn out right! But I’m glad to say that, at least in the eyes of this novice, my sweater blanket turned out pretty cute. So for my layman’s tutorial, as well as a link to a much better tutorial, come check it out!
Embroidered clothes are crazy cute right now. Shorts, denim, tees, all sorts of things are having a bit of new life breathed into them with this ancient craft. I love the mixing of modern and traditional styles, plus it seemed like the kind of thing I could do in an hour, so I tried it… Continue reading Embroidered Cactus Collar!