Jason’s been goading me for, uh, too long to make a handle cover for our skillet. We’ve seen them at the store and while they aren’t expensive, I can’t stand to spend money on something that I have the supplies lying around for and I know would take about two […]
The first issue of Volume 4 is hot off the presses! This month’s issue is all about collaborating, collaborating with my friend Jill actually! I talk about using the internet, mail, crafting, and sketchbooks. There’s a recipe for chocolate cheese cake, a wordfind, and 3 patterns! I’m super excited to […]
Oh no, no, no! Since my last stash bust post my little tile room full of crafting supplies has become the dumping ground for a million different piles of things from my studio, office, and around the house. We were having company and needed the living areas to look more […]
Recycled Bead Earrings Quick as a Flash Glitz! When I moved, I carefully packed up my jewelry box. I wrapped it in tissue paper and tucked it into a safe place. Since then I have been 100% without any jewelry save my engagement ring and one necklace I tend to […]
The latest and greatest issue of Craft Leftovers Monthly is now available in the shop! This month’s issue is all about the current cool down we are going through. I went out to the garage for my last bit of outdoor crafting this month to bring you projects that take advantage of the last few weeks of bearable weather. Pick up your copy in the shop or on etsy today.
The summer is finally here! And so is the summer issue of Craft Leftovers Monthly. This fun May/June combo issue is now available for pre-sale in the shop and will be shipped out May 10th, 2010. Why pre-order? Well, because you get a special discounted price. Pick up the Summer […]
Keep your ears warm with this quick project. It can easily be made in one evening. Using just 50 grams of worsted wool it’s great for using up those balls of yarn residing too long in your stash. Jazz it up with some of your favorite buttons and you are ready to go.
I have a very bad habit of loving new pencils. When my pencils start to get short and stubby, they tend to get forgotten in the bottom of my art box. Well no more. I made this cute little pouch just for my short pencils. Now I’ll slip them all in there and make sure to use them up before digging into my new pencil stash! With a bag this cute, how could I not grab it first?
I’ve made a few pillows over the years. Seriously, just a few. And I’ve not liked a single one. It’s not that the designs weren’t cute, they were. It was that they were lumpy. With each one I tried a different way of stuffing them: Pillow stuffing method 1: Huge […]
The mail has been pouring in lately. On Friday I was so happy when Jason checked the mail and brought back the first package delivered to my new studio address: Lee sent me her awesome Quick Knits Club! The yarn is gorgeous, it’s recycled, respun, and over-dyed. An amazing amount […]
It is always so satisfying to use up stash yarn I must say. I’ve had this nondescript bundle of bulky super wash wool for quite sometime. It was given to me by a friend who was de-stashing. Known as the “Craft Leftovers Girl” I often get donations of leftovers from […]
I have been teaching more kiddo workshops lately so when I saw this project posted on Craft I just had to link up. I’m always on the lookout for new interesting way to talk to kids about fibers. I can tell you that the kids who had used the “stitch” […]
There are certain things about every month that I love, but I look forward to October more than any I think. Getting fresh apple cider, apples, gourds and squash, honey, jams, apple butter, oh the apple butter from local orchards is always a high point. It’s all so delicious and […]