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Can't Make Your Own Curtains? Hack Them

While curtains are easy to make, for someone like me who is not great with a sewing machine, sewing my own seems a little intimidating. While I'm sure whatever I made would look fine, I would forever see any teeny-tiny imperfections I made on the seams. Perfectionist? Me? Sadly, yes. Then I started thinking -- if I can't make them, maybe I can hack them? I found some easy modifications that can take curtains from drab to fab. Change Tab Top Curtains to Pocket Curtains...more
we don't have many curtains.more

Random Friday

1) It is Spring.2) It is 29 degrees and snowing right now.3) Martha's Dandee Crème in Lake George opens tomorrow.4) I have two sleeves for my Charleston Tea:...more

Get the Look for Less: Crate-and-Barrel-Inspired Coral Floral Pillow

I crave colors when spring starts, which is why I love the Julian Orange Pillow from Crate and Barrel: A punch of orange and hot pink, it's perfect for a girl wanting to add a splash of color. Here's my take on an easy, homemade pillow inspired by this look! ...more

Diagonal Drop Stitch Scarf - Free Knitting Pattern

Most of the time, when I've got a great idea it sticks in my head like glue and I can't get it out for years. Of course, ALL of the time, it takes years to get an idea from my head to my hands. I'm the slowest knitter in the world and can't concentrate on anything for more than 5 seconds at a time. Sue me. ...more

Fiber Arts in Unlikely Places...

Have you ever thought that you might find classes in fiber arts such as knitting and crochet at a college or university? I mean, why would you? Knitting and Crochet are taught at local craft stores or yarn shops, right? You buy your yarn and tools, quickly learn the technique and off you go. Well, welcome to the fiber arts revolution. There are men and women that want to make these art forms their life’s work as well as folks that want to learn a craft to enjoy at their leisure....more

Milking You for Ideas

The doctor thinks that Veronica might have a milk protein sensitivity (we're so trendy!), so I am cutting dairy out of my diet for the next few weeks to see if it helps normalize her tummy.  It's been almost a week and it's been okay so far, but I am a girl who loves her dairy, so I'd appreciate any suggestions, recipes, tips for allergy-friendly restaurant chains, or anything else that you can share with me.  I really hope it helps!...more

How to Throw an Arm Knitting Party

Arm knitting is super simple, and produces a scarf in less than 30 minutes! It's DIY-accessible; you don't need any knitting needles; it's also really fun. And hey, what's fun for one person is a blast for a bunch, right? So grab some yarn and call your pals—it's time for a play date with a purpose. It's time, my friends, for an arm knitting party! Here's the scoop ...more
This is looks like a lot of fun!  I miss the days seeing you on Knitty Gritty.  I'll definitely ...more

How To Make A Weighted Blanket (and not go broke)

If you have a child on the autism spectrum, one who has sensory issues, or maybe someone who has anxiety, a weighted blanket may have come up in your thoughts once or twice.  I had seen them around, and never really thought about how it could help Bubba, until relatively recently....more

Enough Already

I'm tired of the winter.  I'm tired of the cold.  I'm tired of being stuck inside.  I'm tired of complaining about the winter.  I'm sure you are tired of reading about my complaints of winter.  But ENOUGH ALREADY!  Yesterday, it was freezing rain/ice/snow.......more

Snug

Ok, this is just the cutest thing I have knit in a long time:...more