You may or may not know about my side project called Little Woods Herbal. Through a weird turn of ebay sales while I was destashing last summer before Lucy was born, I found I could make some extra money selling medicinal herbs on ebay. Go figure. A little over aRead More
The Christmas tree is a German tradition spanning about 400 years and involves taking a live tree in to the home and decorating it, to keep it there for the duration of the Christmas holidays. In the nineteenth century the Germans invented the first artificial Christmas tree which was made of wood howeverRead More
The weekend was ripe with potential. And then I got laid out flat with some kind of cold/sinus/fall muck. So I decided to spend Saturday and Sunday playing around with paper and trying to figure out which origami ornament would be the one I make for all my friends andRead More
I know we are a good two and a half months away from Christmas, but I really want to avoid the last minute crazy of the idyllic *handmade* christmas. I’m going to make gift baskets again for our friends and family. In each one I want to have mix of handmade craftsRead More
I’m super excited about this weekend’s Renegade Holiday Sale in Chicago and I hope I’ll get to meet at least a few of you that live in the area! You can find me at Booth #80 on the first floor. I’ll be selling loads of zines! Singles of all allRead More
I’m not sure if you’ve ever heard of Pay With a Tweet before, but, read on and you will! This great service let’s you set up a tweet, a gift to download, and then generate the code for you (or in this case me). It allows us to swap nice and even steven. :) You tweet (or post on Facebook) about my holiday related eBook Card.Paper.Ribbon. and in exchange, I give you this sweet little tutorial for using greeting cards by making them into sturdy, woven coasters!Read More
Okay family and friends out there reading this post, avert your eyes. This is a complete spoiler alert, so go away, skip to a different post. Starting last year I opted to make gift baskets up for my family and friends instead of trying to puzzle out individual gifts forRead More
There is so much holiday cheer and happy crafting going on right now I can hardly stand it. I do love it all so much. Here are a few of my favorites that I’m hoping to make in the next 10 days: Dollhouse Sized Aluminum Christmas Tree on Zakka LifeRead More
With the new addition to our home (kitten Gregory) I got a bug in my bonnet to commemorate our little citizens with their very own ornaments, but how?
Then a memory from long since past hit me: handprints! But in this case: paw prints!
Each little critter gets their own disk. And then I decided that Jason and I get one too. To load up on the cheese, it’s Jason and I’s first Christmas in our house and it seems like something to make note of too.Read More
Jason and I are spending our first holiday season in our first house. It’s not terribly different from the apartment but there’s just something different. Maybe I’m a little different. Maybe it’s being able to have a real Christmas tree for the first time that’s actually REAL and over 4Read More
The final issue of Volume 2, the December issue of Craft Leftovers Monthly is packed with projects to make in a mad dash for your holiday crafting. These little projects can be whipped up en masse in a night using little bits of this and that laying around the craftRead More
I have two fun things to tell you about today. First, the November issue of Craft Leftovers Monthly is in the shop. Order it before Wednesday to get a little off while I print and pack up all the issues. Just $6.50 for the next three days! Woot! This month’sRead More
If you are a sock knitter, you know of the little 10 feet to 20 yards that are left when you make them. This cute little mini sock was great for using up some of my leftover sock yarn!
If you are a sock knitter, you know of the little 10 feet to 20 yards that are left when you make them. Well, I’ve been knitting a Ton of sock. Okay, maybe not a “ton” but about 5 pairs down now — I love wearing them now that it’sRead More
There is nothing I love more than getting together with a bunch of people and make things together. Yesterday my friend Sarah co-hosted an Ames C.art workshop with me and it was a delight! She showed us all how to make these great little stars, how to use circle cutters,Read More
I was lucky enough to be contacted by Janet of Napa Needle Point about doing a guest pattern for Craft Leftover! Splendid! Of course! And I think the fates are aligning because it was while I was working on 2 needle point embroidery kits and then doing the first sketchesRead More
Vellus simply means Snowflake. I thought Latin would give a nice twist to the simple “Snowflake Ornament” title that popped into my mind initially. When I first started this project I mapped it all out on paper, made sure everything fit, and then after stitching the border threw it allRead More