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 […]
I have always found these cutout silhouettes charming — something about their graphic starkness along with their individuality. When done well they really do capture the personality.
These daisy seed bead necklaces cheer me up every time I see them. I want one for myself this spring, to add a little brightness to the world. If they make you happy too, make one for yourself or someone you love, and bring a little more sunshine into the world. They are very easy to make!
I made a rainbow beanie hat pattern for you. And it’s free! Because sometimes life calls for rainbows… and pompoms, and it’s usually around about now. I bought a kit for this hat at a local yarn store years ago, but since both the store and the yarn are no more, I set out to […]
There’s a story behind this makeup bag: my daughter was given the cutest one, which she decided was the perfect shape and had the added bonus of being easy to clean so it would continue to look cute (so important). But of course, these things don’t last forever and we went looking for a replacement. […]
This recycled sweater tote was kind of an impulse project that came together very quickly after I came across this sweater while cleaning out our storage. Can I say it was quick if I’ve been saving the sweater for 20 years? I think so…
Meyer Lemon Marmalade is like sunshine in a jar, and who doesn’t need that some days? Am I right?? I’m honestly obsessed with this stuff. I used to eat it every day, but it doesn’t fit into our new low-refined-sugar lifestyle (so fun), so I think it’s going to have to be just a Sunday thing.
These easy, classic fingerless gloves knit up so quickly, and are perfect for chilly fall days, or California winters. They also make a lovely gift for fall or winter birthdays or the holidays and are easy to bring along in the car or on the plane. Who doesn’t love that? Once the weather turns in […]
This DIY Shibori indigo wool scarf was so easy and turned out so much better than I could ever hope for! Follow these steps and make one for yourself, your mom, your sister…
I just finished this easy-but-beautiful knitted scarf for my beautiful boy, who will be spending the next four years in chilly Vermont. The pattern is very easy, beginner easy—no purling! I know many people struggle with purling when they are just getting started… I love that the stitches create such an incredible texture with just […]
This was my first solo attempt at an indigo vat. I was really nervous about it and procrastinated for a while until I just bit the bullet and put it in the calendar. These indigo shibori napkins are super easy and so satisfying to make. Ten out of ten would recommend.