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.

Knit Hat Pattern — Classic Cuffed Beanie

This knit hat pattern for a cuffed beanie makes a classic style — like worn blue jeans or Chuck Taylors — but with the right yarn, it also makes a very lux piece. And who doesn’t want both of those things? It’s a pretty straightforward pattern, but if you’re newer to knitting, I’ve added a […]

How to Make Lavender Sachets

My mother and grandmother always had sachets or lovely boxed bars of soap in their drawers. It’s a great way to keep things smelling fresh in a low-key way. Follow this sewing tutorial and I’ll show you how to make lavender sachets in the shape of little fish to put in your drawers! Liberty sells […]

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!

Plum Jam Recipe — No Pectin

This plum jam recipe has only two ingredients: plums and sugar. No pectin. It also makes use of those tiny sour fruit from ornamental or wild plum trees, the ones that aren’t really good for anything else.

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 […]

Make a Cutout Silhouette of Your Dog (or Kid)

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.

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 […]

Rainbow Knit Beanie Hat Pattern

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 […]

How to Make This Easy Waterproof Makeup Bag

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. […]

Make this cute DIY Recycled Sweater Tote

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…