It's my week on the site and it has been a lot of fun. I have enjoyed the chance to network in something other than real estate. In researching sites I am continually amazed at how many talented people are on the internet. It also is a motivation to use my own talent more often. It is hard to just pick one item each day. My goal is to showcase different aspects of sewing. It's hard when I am thinking baby everything most days. One feature that had me excited was the mobile tutorial from Sew Mama Sew. ...more
A cold-front has enveloped most of North America this past week, and many folk are thinking they don't have nearly enough clothes to stay warm. Crafters, however, know it may only take a few hours to make that one piece that help.
Let's look at some of the options:
While many crafters are focusing on holiday decorations and finishing up a gift or seven in the next two weeks, there are things happening in the crafty blogs that have nothing to do with holidays. Check these blogs for a refreshing respite from the holiday madness.
A cozy bed warmer is one of my favorite things. Put them in the microwave for a few minutes and they work wonders for cold feet, aches and pains, or plain old stress relief. Bed warmers also make a wonderful gift. They are easy to make, inexpensive, and both pampering and useful....more
A few weeks ago, I decided to wander through Dear Lizzie, a small boutique near my home, to look for Handmade Christmas gift ideas. Right as I walked in the door, I spotted the perfect project. It was a darling fabric flower pin, and I knew it would be easy to make at home. It’s a perfect gift for a friend, mother, sister, or even a teacher. The flowers at Dear Lizzie sold for about $15 dollars, but it cost me less than a dollar to make these. And it was a quick project that took me less than half an hour. Here’s what you need for the project:...more
While walking her dog, BlogHer member Kelly Wickham (MochaMomma) passes a neighborhood church that lately has an interesting sign in front: So you Don't Want or Need to go to Church? Where do you Learn About Compassion? On the Internet? For Wickham-like many of us- the experience has been an overwhelming "Hellz Yes!"
I'm home from spending 24 hours at Pacific International Quilt Festival. This west-coast weekend is a blend of hundreds of vendors, hundreds of quilts and a fascinating mix of wearable fashions. I was there to work the Fashion Show -a Friday night tradition which is organized by wearable quilter Karen Boutte.