‘Pattern Samples’ Sale

As I'm designing my free patterns to post on the blog and creating patterns to sell on my Etsy Shop, I make a lot of samples to ensure that I have the right size and they can be easily reproduced. So this week I am cataloging and photographing all the samples for a blow out… Continue reading ‘Pattern Samples’ Sale

How to Make Homemade Even Better

disclosure: some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. When I first started making items for family, I would always get a callĀ  asking me how to care for the hat, mittens, scarf or…… Continue reading How to Make Homemade Even Better

Good Clean Fun

I have been jonesing to make soap since I attended a workshop, but when working with lye, you really need to be outside. And. Well. It's February. In New Hampshire. So I cheated just a little - I purchased a melt and pour soap base. This is so cool because the lye mixed with the… Continue reading Good Clean Fun

ENCORE: Orange you appealing!

Since we are smack dab in the middle of Cara Cara orange season – and I’m just about finished eating one, I thought I would encore some great ways to use up the left over peel Original post from April 2017: I couldn’t believe that I found some Cara Cara oranges at the grocery store…… Continue reading ENCORE: Orange you appealing!

Giving You My Heart

this is a fun little project that you can either hand sew or whip up on the sewing machine - it takes no time at all. I folded a small piece of fabric in half, right sides together and then I traced out a heart shape with chalk- I learned the heard way not to… Continue reading Giving You My Heart

Heart Shaped Thrums

I have been making the same mitten patter for, well, as long as I've been knitting mittens. It's the pattern my grandmother taught me to make and I was so proud when I was given my very own copy of the pattern book By knitting little bits of unspun yarn (roaving) into the mittens, you… Continue reading Heart Shaped Thrums