Still plugging away at the 100 day project, though my progress has slowed way down because life needs me more right now. I started on February 1st, made it to day 20 on February 24, but didn’t make it to day 40 until May 3. But that’s ok. My goal is to spend 100 days working on this blog/ etsy… View Post

Review: The Fifth Quarter by Mike Dawson

The Fifth Quarter by Mike Dawson Get ready to hit the court in this heartfelt, sporty, graphic novel! Lori Block is dedicated to her fourth-grade basketball team, despite being relegated to an extra period before the real game starts, known as the fifth quarter, where the not-so-good kids play and the points don’t count. That doesn’t matter to Lori though, because working on… View Post

trend alert: pastel knits

  Pastel knits are having a moment, and as someone who wears 95% black (and has for my entire life), I’m surprisingly excited for this one. Maybe it’s because after a year of staying inside it’s time we have something fun and festive and spring like. As shown here in my new favorite style newsletter, The Reflective, these colors work… View Post

The 100 day project: How are you doing after 20 days?

How is your 100 day project going? I think as of today, the official project page is on day 28, but I am on day 21. Some people prefer to count the 100 days as calendar days (and if you miss a day, that’s fine and you just keep going) and other people like to count them as the days… View Post

13 places to find cheap or free craft supplies

  Art and craft supplies can be found in so many other places besides buying new from the store, AND for a much lower price, or for free. Depending on your source, you can not only saving money, but also help the environment by recycling items that are likely headed for the landfill. Try one these 13 alternative sources for… View Post

10 cozy snow day activities

It’s a snow day! You’ve finished shoveling, poured yourself a hot cocoa, and now you’re ready to settle in an enjoy a cozy afternoon.  Here are 10 ideas for DIY’s, movies, and more: 1 – clean out your closet and find an old sweater to cut up and make into a new hat or mittens.     2 – embroider a… View Post

DIY Valentine’s Day Felt Heart Garland

DIY Valentine’s Day felt heart garland (Originally published 2/5/14)  Instead of traditional red and pink Valentine’s Day decorations, this year I wanted to decorate using materials that were more natural, textured, and well, subtle.  Inspired by the natural wool colors in my pom-pom wreath, I decided to make a felt heart garland for the fireplace. It’s a super easy and… View Post

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… View Post

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,… View Post