Knitting vs Crochet: Let’s Stop Fighting

Knitting VS Crcoheting

If you are new to the world of yarn crafts you might not know that knitting and crocheting have long had a rivalry. I don’t know who started it but it’s as old as sheep and there’s no good reason for it. For the love of yarn, let’s stop the fighting. Knitting and crocheting are […]

Sewing Lesson: Blue Ribbon Ruffle

Ruffle Diagram

I try to be the crafter who’s not intimated by trying new things, but I must admit the idea of making a ruffle gave me pause. It sounded complicated. My answer to that was to give it a try when someone was around to hold my hand. Enter my mother-in-law, Deb, and her “blue ribbon” […]

Homemade Baby Blankets

It’s baby shower season. I know this because we’re booked for birthday parties every week from now until July. Sure it’s simple to find a baby shower gift in a big box store but I promise a new mom to be will love a homemade present more. Pre-made baby blankets tend to be thin and […]

10 Simple Crochet Projects

simple crochet projects

So you’ve mastered the granny square and are ready to tackle the next crochet challenge. Me too, crafty friends, me too. Only I am not totally finished the tote bag yet. Shh, don’t tell. Turns out the handle and the sewing up aren’t as much fun as the granny square part. If you are ready […]

10 Tips for Crafting with Kids

I know messes. Very well. I also know crafty kids. I’ve learned a few things along the way. If it’s not washable don’t use it. Keep food and crafts at┬áseparate┬átables. Let the kids choose some of the crafts. At the very least let them think they chose a craft. Always have a contingency plan in […]