Confessions of a Very Messy Crafter

I'm a mess in a variety of ways. My house is always a mess, my desk at work is messy, sometimes my appearance is a bit messy too. So, it makes absolute sense that I would also be a very messy crafter....more

It's the little things...

1. naps are very, very important. notice the milk face ;) 2. so many books, so little time....more

Felt Bowls: A Craft You Can Use

Although I come from a family with generations of knitters, I have somehow missed the knitting bandwagon. Truth is, I've tried to learn, but it has never clicked. Until last month. And from one month to the next, I've gone from a non-knitter to a knitting fanatic. I'm hooked. (Too bad I didn't learn to crochet; that would be a great line!) ...more

Nancy ~ The Wife Of A Dairyman
I love the bowls! I used to knit when I was a kid and have ...more

Be Your Own Pin-Up! DIY Swimwear!

It's summertime! And for many of us that means opportunities to get half naked and run around in the sun. I've never liked wearing a regular bathing suit. I have this ginormous RED birthmark covering one entire ass cheek and half my upper thigh and I've always hated it. ...more

Awesome. Great stuff to know.more

Public Crafting Win

Last Sunday I was sitting on a bench in Yerba Buena Gardens knitting, and two older Chinese women slowly walked by me smiling and nodding at my knitting.  I smiled back.  The younger woman, who I'm guessing is in her 60s, stopped.  She started talking to me in Chinese.  I held out my knitting to her so she could see the fabric.  She touched it and ooo'd and ahhh'd. ...more

What a wonderful story!more

February Is National Embroidery Month

Along with hearts, groundhogs and dead presidents, February is a month to celebrate embroidery. Here are some pointers to tempt you into picking up needle and thread and making your mark on fabric. ...more

when I was a kid, my aunt taught me how to do embroidery. I used to enjoy doing it but now, ...more

Gather the Family for Some Handmade Christmas Ornament Fun

It's days before Christmas, a major snow storm has hit the US Eastern coast, H1N1 is still ravaging its way around the world.  For a number of reason families are spending time at home with all this pre-season excitement and anticipation about to explode a firecracker.  What to do to make this year memorable and control some that pre-holiday energy?  How about making a few home made ornaments to hang on your tree -or to decorate packages as unique gift tags?  ...more

I was JUST thinking about making ornaments w/my little one while we are on break. Great ...more

A Better Plan for The Social Crafting Business

I'm sure I'm not the only one whose life often feels like one big social network experiment. Like many others, I know that my blogging has suffered at the hands of Twitter. At least once each day, I find myself sharing fascinating links via Facebook. And spending time searching new way to find those links to share - besides other people's Twitter and Facebook links. ...more

National Sewing Month: In the Mood for Mending?

One of the three keywords for National Sewing Month, 2009, is REPAIR.  Which, when I look at sewing usually is eqivalent to "mending." Fist stop, is Craft Leftovers where Kristen Roach offers a perfect little Mending On the Go Kit Sewing Pattern. ...more

I think we all get mending block.  After all where is the reward or the pay-off for ...more

Sharing in the Crafty Social World

Wednesday I shared several fun blog ideas with you. ...more


SMUB means something like Simple Mobile Utility BSomething-or-Other.

It took me ...more