Christmas Craft: Salt Dough Ornaments

I’ve seen plenty of salt dough ornament pins lately on Pinterest but it was my sister who finally pushed me to succumb to making them with her. I have to say, I’m so glad we did. She just recently had a baby and had the idea to make hand and foot prints of the baby…

Whatcha’ Swatchin’?

I went to one of my most favorite LYS Natural Stitches a little over a week ago and decided to get measured for one of the Custom Fit patterns by Amy Herzog. So to start the process, I had my measurements taken and picked out my yarn. Picking out yarn… fun! Getting measurements taken… not…

A Recipe: Old Fashioned Gingerbread Men

My husband mentioned today that he wanted me to make him some gingerbread men cookies. Me, shocked, said I didn’t even know you liked gingerbread men cookies??? His reply? Yessss… So tonight that is what I did. I found an awesome recipe from RealSimple.com and as they say, the rest is history! This batch made…

My latest handspun

Here is a small pile of my latest handspun. From bottom left to top middle to right: Fiber by Gwen Erin Natural Fibers (mixed variety spun into a gradient), Fiber by Louet (natural Dorper top), and Fiber by Turquoise Owl (mixed fiber puni blend) I have become so much better at my spinning by taking…

Handmade Holiday

Last year I started a tradition. I was going to craft a new handmade gift for my family to present to them each Christmas. Last year it was wreaths and no-sew fleece NFL blankets. This year it is handmade soaps and scrubs with a couple crocheted face scrubbies. For the scrubs, I whipped together 3…

Getting better acquainted with my Canon T3i via Craftsy & Rick Allred

This Christmas will mark the first year that I’ve owned my Canon T3i. I’ll admit that ever since then, I’ve let the camera do my creative work for me. But, all of that is going to change. Especially since I recently signed up for Rick Allred’s intro to DSL photography class through Craftsy. Craftsy (along…

Maize mitts… or a variation of

When I was recently looking through my hand-spun yarn stash, I picked out some fiber dyed by Three Waters Farms that I spun into a lovely 2 ply. I believe I have close to 800 or so yards between 6 skeins. The fiber is a mixture of Polwarth wool and silk and let me tell…

Pittsburgh Indie Knit & Spin November 15, 2014

When Cosy posted that she was looking for vendors for this year’s Indie Knit & Spin, I jumped at the chance- and so glad that I did! I began prepping for the show in September and pretty much it came down to the wire! I was up until 2 am the night before and boy,…

Trending: Plaid blanket scarves… at a hot hot price!!

I’m so loving plaid blanket scarves right now and whenever I’m looking for new ones, I hit up Pinterest. I just pinned a bizillion awesome ones and even found this awesome website in the process. It’s called Funky Monkey Fashion. Here is a picture (not taking credit for) I found on Pinterest from their website:…

2nd Fix

This post is a bit late, but I wanted to still share. I received my 2nd fix right before Thanksgiving and let me tell you, I loved every single piece…. I would have kept each, but being the think ahead-er I am, I decided to only keep 2 pieces since Black Friday was right around…