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

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

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… View Post

Virtual learning resources roundup

  Here’s a round up of some resources that are helpful for supporting virtual learning. We all need as much help as we can get for the 2020/2021 school year, amiright? When I wrote most of these, it was back in March when we all thought everyone would be quarantining for two weeks. Remember those days? It feels like a… View Post

5 Instagram accounts I’m loving right now

I’ll admit it- I love Instagram. I love finding unusual or super specific accounts that deliver the perfect break from all the perfectly styled photos and generic content that seems to come across my screen. Here are some that I’m currently enjoying:     View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Cheap Old Houses ™ (@cheapoldhouses) on… View Post

Fun family activities for when you’re social distancing

Well, there’s a headline I never expected to write, but here we are. A month in to this pandemic, and our new normal still feels strange. When you feel like you’ve watched every movie, put together every puzzle, and really want something else to do, here are some ideas for fun things you can do with your kids while still… View Post

The 14 day edit: TV shows to binge watch while knitting

I’ll admit it- I LOVE tv. Before streaming services were the big thing, we did not add HBO or Showtime to our cable package because OMG so expensive! So we’d binge on shows like The Sopranos when we’d visit our parents for the weekend after everyone else had gone to bed, staying up till all hours fitting in as many… View Post