Crafts to Take to the Pool, Beach, or on a Trip

If you are lucky enough to have some downtime this summer, it’s a great time to do some easy crafting. If you already have a big handwork project going, lucky you. If not, here are some suggestions of crafts to take to the pool, beach, or on a trip. I like to do things that […]

How to Make Cyanotypes on Fabric

Making cyanotypes on fabric is easier than people think and lots of fun. It’s a quick and simple process that lends itself to all sorts of interesting experimentation. You can use cyanotypes for lots of projects: pillows, quilts, bags, clothing, banners, tablecloths, placemats — too many things to list. Cyanotype doesn’t require much in the […]

Make Fingerless Gloves with a Felted Sweater

Is there anything more vindicating than pulling something out of your stash or storage and turning it into something beautiful and usable? No there isn’t. It’s a special circle of heaven populated by crafters and makers.

Explore the Secret Rock Path of Mill Valley, California

Sometimes human beings are wonderful and weird, and the Secret Rock Path is evidence of that. It began some months ago, during the shelter in place order of spring 2020, and has blossomed into an exhibit of artistic expression and the good vibes we Californians are known for.

Gifts for Crafters and Makers

This list of gifts for crafters could also be titled Things I’ve Bought, Things I Want (hat tip to Kim France). I hope you find it inspiring. I’ve limited it to small, independent stores and creators as much as possible.

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.

Daisy Necklace DIY — Make a Flower Choker

These daisy necklaces made from seed beads spark so much joy for me, and they are so easy to make yourself. Follow this step-by-step daisy necklace DIY to learn how. Once you get the hang of it, you can really go crazy with all the color possibilities!

How to Keep Sourdough Bread Fresh (DIY Bread Bag)

This waxed bread bag ended up working better than I thought it would! After three days, with just a little nub of bread left, it was still very soft on the inside and nice and crispy on the outside.