Hi All, Earlier this spring a friend asked if I would teach her to knit. This request quickly snowballed into a knit hat tutorial for 3 friends. It was a fun opportunity to hang out with my girlfriends, so I jumped at the opportunity. I always start beginning knitters with hats. I like picking a small […]
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I have a great new pattern available for knit fingerless gloves with a wonderful new cuff pattern. I used some black cashmere yarn still left over from unravelling a favorite sweater. The cuff includes a wonderful pattern that emulates smocking and shows very well even with the black yarn.
Let me teach you how to needle felt finger puppets. In this post I show you how to create a set of barnyard animals.
Hello, I have decided to finally revisit one of my first posts on beaded purses. They are beautiful, but are best made with a unique, metallic (often silver) frame. This is why I have avoided posting a pattern. It can be a bit complicated to adjust the pattern for different frame sizes. However, I have […]
In this post I discuss Alison Cole’s Goldwork classes and kits. Take a look at my first 2 Goldwork pieces!
Learn about crewel embroidery with me as I embark on the Master Craftsman Program at the Embroiderers Guild of America.
Learn to make DIY Minnie Mouse Ears using felt, lace, ribbon and other elegant materials. These ears are so much better than what you can buy in the park!
These Disney craft projects are designed to get you and your kids excited for Disney, and to enhance your Disney experience.
In this tutorial, I provide a shea butter lotion recipe (with lavender & cacao butter) and teach you to decorate a lovely little metal tin for your lotion.
This tutorial shows you how to make homemade coasters using tile, lace, and smoothing resin.