Handmade Jewelry

One of my favorite online bloggers, Daenel of Living Outside the Stacks, recently shared some fabulous jewelry from Sloan & Themis. I absolutely love their products, and they inspired me to get out some of my old jewelry supplies and make a few bracelets. I started with 3 wooden animal beads from a broken necklace Read More …

#NaBloPoMo – Buy this one.

While I love to make things when I can, there are few things in life that I feel better about buying.   For example: I will never make my own taxidermy pieces. I just don’t have the skill set for that. Though I think one or two well placed pieces would look great in my Read More …

#NaBloPoMo – Handmade Clothes

I love handmade clothes. I’ve even made a few for myself. But I have one problem with making my own clothes- I can never get the finish the way I want. The outsides always look great, but my inside seams ravel. I think I need a serger, unless you have another, less bulky way to Read More …

Christmas Pickles

I feel like I’m running low on pickles. I’d blame the mice for getting into the canned goods, but I know it’s really because it’s close to Christmas and at Christmastime all of my canned goods begin to disappear, finding new homes as they are given out as gifts. I’m actually pretty sure that Fr. Read More …

Crafty Finds

Another year of the Vanderburg County Homemakers Craft Show has come and gone.  And this year, we almost missed it. Mom and I had planned to spend the day shopping at some of the antique stores in town, but my mother-in-law’s birthday was coming up, so I wanted to take a quick trip down to Read More …

My First Woven Tee

I recently picked up a copy of the Scout Tee pattern from Grainline Studio and made my first woven tee. I love how simple it was to put together, even if I did make my version more complicated by picking a wool coating that needed to be lined. But, hey, it will make a great Read More …

Romance as a Quilt

Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been piecing yet another crazy quilt.  That in itself isn’t surprising.  What’s surprising is that it’s a Valentine’s Day quilt.  That means lots of pink.  Pink isn’t normally my color, but I ran across a great vintage-inspired Valentine’s Day print fabric at JoAnn’s, and when I did, I knew Read More …

Melani Inspired Dress

I recently came across a gorgeous Antonio Melani dress at Dillard’s.  It was beautiful, but very expensive.  As much as I loved it, I couldn’t bring myself to spend $170 for this dress. So, I decided to see if I could make my own version of the dress.  The first thing I needed to do Read More …