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
I received a care package of fabric today from my sister, she totally rocks! I'm going to work the Frenchie fabric by Cosmo Textile Co into a great lined tote bag - I was excited to see that some of their fabric is available on Etsy. I'm not sure what I'll do with the Windham… Continue reading Care package
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 call asking me how to care for the hat, mittens, scarf or…… Continue reading How to Make Homemade Even Better
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
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!
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
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