I love the onset of cooler weather in the fall. Many of you can look forward to kicking through large piles of colorful leaves, but here in Arizona, we have to make our own. :-) Even if you have plenty, why not needle felt fall leaves? If you've ever wished for a fiber hobby that gave instant gratification, (as opposed to knitting), this is it. ...read more
If you are a seamstress, chances are you've heard of, seen, or sewn a Noodlehead pattern. If you haven't, I'm pleased to be the one who enlightened you!
Anna is an incredibly talented pattern designer. Her designs are not only cute and trendy, the patterns themselves make sense and are easy to follow. She offers loads of free tutorials and her ...read more
A recent reupholster job of my son's craft table left me wondering what other projects I could make with laminated cotton. I've been playing around with the material for the last few weeks, making a few of Carli's reusable snack baggies and some wet bags for cloth diapers. There are a lot of great Sew and No-Sew ideas on Pinterest for using laminated ...read more
I don't always brake for yard sales, however this one was right around the corner from my house and the desk in the driveway caught my eye. My oldest child is starting Kindergarten this fall and I am in the process of moving him into his own room. I figured a desk would be the perfect thing for his bedroom, with all the stacks of homework he will ...read more
Have you seen all of the great free online mini craft classes Craftsy is offering right now? Our long time readers know that mom and I love Craftsy. We've blogged about them and have given away free classes to our readers in the past. If you've visted before, you know that Craftsy offers free classes on a variety of creative subjects. Their expert ...read more
I had to do two double-takes when I first spied DrFrankKnits creations. Are those knitted? Why yes - yes they are! These little 3D gizmo's are phenomenal! I was both tickled and inspired when I happened upon the creative inventions found on her blog - From the Needles of DrFrankKnits. The Free Pattern Friday feature will keep me coming back for ...read more
One of my favorite activities is visiting second-hand stores in search of hidden treasures.
This chair originally looked pretty forlorn, collecting dust in a small thrift store I happened upon during one such expedition. When I asked the price, the storekeeper told me it hadn't been priced yet. I offered to pay $5.00, and to my surprise she ...read more
Spring has arrived in our part of the country (or at least that’s what my allergies are telling me). In an effort to welcome it officially, I asked the ladies of Simply Notable to share a project that said "Hello" to the awakening of Spring. Some of us brought a pop of color into our homes, and others kick started their garden inspiration. Here ...read more
Mom Sr and I had such a great time at Stitches West! We loved communing with our fellow knitters and crocheters, learning new tricks in our classes and most especially loved the opportunity to see new indie dyers up close and personal. We found some real winners at the show that we'll be shopping with this year:
Dizzy Blonde Studios' gorgeous rack ...read more
Mom, Sr. and I are going to Stitches West! Wheeee! This is our first fiber festival and we're pretty excited about it.
We've created the Simply Notable stitch markers for the exchange:
and packed our supply bags for classes:
We've fretted over the contents of our notion pouches...knitting needles, check. needle gauge, check. row ...read more