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Winner- The Complete Photo Guide to Jewelry Making

Thanks to everyone for entering the giveaway for The Complete Photo Guide to Jewelry Making- 2nd edition. You can find my review here. Congrats to Kate who won the giveaway! Kate, I̵...


Reset to stockinette

As the July cards continue to shuffle themselves out and I resume a still not entirely normal schedule (though admittedly better than the week immediately following vacation at the beginn...


Getting Tangled Up and More

Let me preface this by saying that I’ve never been much of a doodler or drawer, never having an innate talent or classes. However, I’ve been hooked on Zentangles for a couple ...


12 great ideas to use Apple Cider Vinegar

Who knew that Apple Cider Vinegar is so versatile? I knew Vinegar has its uses but when you get more specific, you can derive even more natural benefits from this versatile ingredient. F...


Tutorial: How to make a curved shirt tail hem

Sherri from Thread Riding Hood adapted the Staple Dress that she sewed to give it a shirt tail hem. The curved front and back hems meet up in a sharp concave point at the side seams. Sh...


How to make faux embroidery with puff paint

When I first saw this darling Matryoshka embellished bag I thought it was embroidered, but no! Pop on over to the link Laura sent in to the blog Over The Apple Tree for the easy tutorial...


Today’s Forecast….

Click on the pictures for links. 10 Reasons to Buy More Fiber 1. It insulates the cupboard where it is kept.2. It keeps the economy moving. It is my patriotic duty to s...


Everything’s Better with Sprinkles – 15 Sweet Sprinkle Party Ideas

I love sprinkles so much that I’m tempted to eat them straight from the container when I’m decorating cupcakes! If you share my passion for these colorful bits of sugary good...


10 DIY scrapbook paper art projects

  Scrapbook paper comes is every color and pattern one could possibly think of – why not use some of these gorgeous papers to create fun wall art for your home?  Patterned sheets ca...


Tip and tute: Patchwork pillow

Karen Jordin of Leigh Laurel Studios satisfies a passion for fruity greens and oranges in this fun, fresh patchwork pillow. She provides a free coloring sheet and full tutorial, plus giv...


Afghan Kit Giveaway

Blogger Donna over at Fiber for Thought is giving away an afghan pattern and enough yarn to knit it over at her site. The winner will get a copy of her mosaic baby blanket or lap afghan p...


Tutorial: Make a colorful stretchy belt from fold over elastic

The folks at Dritz show how you can use fold over elastic and decorative buckles to make cute belts. You’ll need to use the thicker and wider fold over elastic (like you’d use...



Freebie: Fly TWA

                  Summertime means travel time and there is no place sunnier and more “summer” than Florida.  In days gone by, th...


Tutorial: Woven Wall Hanging

  Lately woven wall hangings have been popping up all over my Pinterest and blog feeds. It’s like the 70′s and 80′s all over again. I remember making...



Tutorial: Ruffle end pillow case with decorative stitched ribbon accents

Sew4Home shows how you can make these pretty pretty pillow cases with ruffles sewn at the opening. The ruffles are accented with stitched ribbon. The designs on the ribbon are made with...


Top 10 Pantry Organization Tips

The pantry can be one of the most difficult places in the home to keep organized.   Whether your storage space is fairly large, or barely takes up a singular cupboard, it can sometimes b...


Shadow Dial

Light as a whisper and soft as a shadow, this simple tank top is knit in stockinette stitch with flutter cap sleeves. Laceweight yarn on larger needles creates a fabric with beautiful dra...


House Plant Cupcakes

I don’t have a green thumb when it comes to indoor plants. Even the plants that are supposed to be brown thumb friendly, only have a 50% chance in my household. These plant cupcak...


13 Wonderful Homemade Beauty Recipes

This amazing roundup is brought to you by fiberartsy.com. With 13 different recipes and tutorials you are sure to find something to suit your skin or mood.…


Tutorial: Ombre dyed cross back tank t-shirt refashion

This ombre dyed cross back tank top is pure summertime! It’s breezy layered over a sports bra, or wear it as a swimsuit coverup. Meghan from Generation T shares a tutorial at I Lo...


DIY Pineapple Stenciled Hand Towels

Two really popular trends this summer are flamingos and pineapples. They’re all over pinterest. This tutorial I shared on my own blog, Punk Projects, features pineapples, but you c...


Simple Socks

When it comes to socks, I like the simplest ones best. Yes, like you, I’m attracted to beautiful designs with colorwork, lace, cables, and unusual  heel and toe shapes. I knit all o...


A new Sundial

Originally published in Knitscene Summer 2013, my Sundial Tee pattern is now available as an individual download from The Knitting Vortex. I’ve added just a bit of length, but other...