Saturday, January 21, 2017

DIY project: pouf ottoman

Maybe it's the cold weather, but I find myself drawn to sewing projects lately. I also happen to have a stack of upholstery fabric (left overs from other projects, or flea market finds) that's just been begging to be put to good use! So this week I'm working on a simple, functional, and stylish project that can be completed in a day: my classic pouf ottoman.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Finding new passions: something old is new again

It's that time again... time to resolve to do all the fantastic things that we just couldn't get to last year! This year I've challenged myself to learn new things. For me, this could mean trying something completely new, but it can also mean building on the things I already know... or even re-learning something I haven't done in a really long time. From woodworking to needlework, get ready for a preview my 2017 project plan!

Friday, January 13, 2017

10 reasons to try knitting cables: free knitting patterns

designer: Debbie Adriulli
As I might have mentioned before, this new year I am branching out and resolving to learn new crafts... but I'm not looking to do this alone! So to help bring you along on this journey, I'm going to revisit some of my favorite crafts in the hopes that you will be inspired to try any of those that are new to you; this time around we are knitting cables! Whether you're an experienced knitter, or just getting started, I've found 10 FREE patterns that will definitely pique your interest in taking your skills to the next level ;D

Monday, January 2, 2017

Post holiday regroup, and a look ahead!

This holiday season I found myself spending some much needed time with friends and family, even though that wasn't necessarily the plan. But now that the festivities are over, I'm back to work planning some great stuff for 2017!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

London calling! Footstool makeover part 1

I do love to mix things up! Contemporary with vintage, soft with sleek, handmade with industrial. I think the dichotomy just accentuates the best of both worlds. So, do I think of punk rock when I think of foot stools... Well, maybe not right away. But when I saw this strange, plastic covered thing in the thrift shop I just had a vision! A monochrome Union Jack, in needlepoint... it just had to be ;D

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Giving thanks and supporting small biz

Looking for that holiday cheer? Well searching the malls and big box retailers for the perfect gift at the best price is not the way to find it. This year you can delight your friends and family with nostalgic, whimsical, one of a kind gifts... Here's why shopping small, handmade, and vintage is the best way to celebrate the holidays (and everyday)!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Holiday knitting: keep warm with a few of my favorite free patterns

I love to spend time with the family during the holidays, but I also know that at some point during the festivities I will need a break. At some point after dinner, when the football comes on TV, and kids start getting out their games... that's when I break out the knitting needles, find a comfy chair, and settle in! Whether you need a break from the crowd, or you need to get ahead of your gift knitting, stay warm with a few of my favorite free patterns to work during the holidays!