10 crafts made from recycled sweaters that are not Bernie mittens

By now we’ve all seen Bernie’s mittens, famously crafted out of a recycled sweater by Jen Ellis.  Suddenly, look a like mitten patterns are everywhere, but there is so much more that can be made from versatile, upcycled sweater wool.  Felting is a simple process that can be done in your washing machine, and causes the fibers to lock together…

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Galentine’s Day 2021 Playlist

I made you a Galentine’s Day playlist on Spotify.  If you know me at all, you know that Galentine’s is my very favorite holiday of the whole year. It may not be an “official” holiday, but it’s legit. Ladies celebrating ladies. A day dedicated to female friendship. In non-covid years, my girlfriends and I celebrate Galentine’s with a potluck brunch, cocktails,…

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5 podcasts for creative people

  Podcasts for Creative People When I have a long stretch of free time where I can knit, there’s nothing I love more than putting on Netflix and bingewatching a series.  If it weren’t for Breaking Bad and the Great British Baking Show, I would have fewer FO’s, that’s for sure.  However, when I only have an hour or so,…

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#the100dayproject 2021 starts today

  The 100 day project 2021 starts today and I am not ready. If you’ve never heard of it before, it’s a fun annual online art project where you choose a project  and commit to working on it every day for 100 days, while documenting it on Instagram using hashtag #The100DayProject. Every year I have started out strong and then fizzled…

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January 2021: TV & movies I watched this month

I went on a major 90’s rerun binge this month after I poked around Amazon Prime a little bit. What I watched this month: 1  – Unsolved Mysteries (Amazon Prime) was one of my favorite shows growing up, though I was admittedly so terrified by the music during the closing credits. I would dive for the remote to turn it…

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DIY: Friends peephole frame embroidered corner bookmark

I’ve been wanting to do a Friends peephole frame craft forever, especially one that could be shared with your friends. Enter the Friends corner bookmark – it’s quick, inexpensive, and you can add it to your favorite book and gift it to your bestie. Or for your Galentine’s Day crew as party favors. DIY: Friends peephole frame embroidered corner bookmark…

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Five last-minute Valentine’s Day projects

  Need some inspiration for a last minute Valentine’s Day sewing project?  Here are five adorable ideas to get your creative  juices flowing:             (Originally published in 2014; updated in 2020)

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Top planner picks for 2021

Top Planner Picks for 2021 The new year is here and it’s time for a fresh new planner. I’m one of those people that gets super excited for school supplies, stationary, planners, etc. so getting my planner is a huge deal. I’ve tried out a bunch over the years, and I’ve really honed in on what I like and don’t…

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2020 goals recap & goal setting for 2021 with free printable

2020 goals recap & goal setting for 2021 The end of 2020 is here! This year was HARD, but also, a major learning experience.  I didn’t write down my goals last year, I just had kind of a vague idea of what I wanted to get done, and that kind of went out the window when COVID lockdowns started. So…

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