Christmas Crafts and Decorations

For me, one of the best ways to stay grounded and find meaning around the holidays is through making Christmas crafts and decorations. I especially like decorations and ornaments that are made from simple or natural materials — a wreath made from fresh cuttings, a dried orange garland, a felt ornament with hand embroidery.

How to Make Friendship Bracelets with Beads

I love making friendship bracelets with beads. It’s so easy, and really kicks them up a notch and makes them feel special. Follow the steps below and you’ll be whipping out bracelets like a fiend. Something about the glowing colors of these letter beads really makes me happy. They also remind me of summer camp […]

How to Sew a Face Mask (Two Different Ways)

I’ve recently been sewing a lot of face masks, as I’m sure many of you have too. I signed up to be part of a team of sewists supplying masks for our county employees — police, sheriff, fire department — those people. It’s nice to feel like one can do something. At this point, I’ve […]

5 Easy Craft Projects for Adults

There are times in life when all you want is an easy project to take your mind off of things, shall we say. Whatever your things are. Something to keep your hands busy while you’re watching Netflix, or sitting in a meeting (think school board, not your 360 review with your boss), chatting with a […]