#The100DayProject2020: Day 1 – 10

How is your 100 Day Project going? After narrowing down my project idea to making whatever I can using my existing supplies, the first 10 days went pretty well after an initial hiccup. Day 1: I pulled an almost finished Valentine’s Day hat out of my knitting basket and finished it. I don’t love the hat (it’s a little big)…

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10 ideas for your #The100DayProject

  When picking a project for your 100 day challenge, it can be really intimidating to decide what you think you can commit to for over 3 months.  The key is picking something that can be accomplished in a short amount of time, like 5-10 minutes a day. If you spend more time each day, great, but it’s not necessary.…

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Getting started on #The100DayProject

  This year’s #The100DayProject starts in one just one week! If you’ve never heard of it before, it’s a fun annual online art project where you choose a project (more on that later) and attempt to work on it every day for 100 days, while documenting it on Instagram using hashtag #The100DayProject. It’s SUPER LOW PRESSURE – I just want…

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Craft night: 15 fun project ideas for all skill levels

(*Updated 3/30/2020*  I originally wrote this post to give people ideas for fun craft night activities, but given the quarantine, these would all be good crafts to do while you’re home. Crafting is excellent for helping to calm an anxious mind.*) So you want to host a craft night, but have no idea what to make. It doesn’t have to…

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Host an easy and festive Galentine’s Day brunch

My girlfriends and I have been throwing Galentine’s parties for six years now and we’ve run the gamut from super complicated, to going out to fancy brunch, to somewhere inbetween. Gone are the days of pulling out all the random stuff we’d received as wedding gifts but never used (chocolate fountain, anyone?) and complicated DIYs. Those parties were fun, but…

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It’s time to jump off the social media hamster wheel and get creative again.

“When your identity is linked to your hobby — you’re a yogi, a surfer, a rock climber — you’d better be good at it, or else who are you?…” – Tim Wu, In Praise of Mediocrity   Last year, the NY TImes published an opinion piece in which author Tim Wu theorizes that the actual reason no one has hobbies anymore is…

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5 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, I enjoy putting on…

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Top 5 crafty finds of the week – vol. 1

If you follow me on Facebook and Pinterest, I share a lot of my favorite crafty discoveries.  Here are my 5 favorites from this week:   1..  A oldie but still goodie from the Cobberson + Co. archives – DIY 90’s inspired fabric pendant   2. Stunning embroidery art by Sheena Liam – the hair flows right off the hoop.  …

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DIY: Easy Rosie the Riveter Halloween Costume

Yes, I show up at costume parties bringing my own backdrop.  That’s normal, right? I loved the way my Rosie the Riveter costume came out this year, plus it was super easy, comfortable, and inexpensive.  I think it was under $10.  All I used was a dollar store bandana, red lipstick, big piece of foam core, paint, and a piece…

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