Make a Bunny Finger Puppet

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Felt is one of my favorite fabrics to work with. It doesn’t fray, so you can cut without the need to finish the edges. It feels wonderful to the touch and comes in many pretty colors. I highly recommend getting real wool felt. Polyester or a wool blend will work, but you lose a bit of the magic. We happen to have a limited quantity of 100% wool felt in stock, in case it’s hard to come by in your area.

Tutorial: Make a Soft Cover Book

You can make your very own impressive mini soft cover book. All you need is some paper, half an hour of your time, and opposable thumbs. This type of bookbinding requires no glue, no special tools, and no unusual skills. Honest.

These little books are great for carrying in your pocket or bag for jotting down addresses, phone numbers, or thoughts that you don’t want to escape. They make great little journals. And who wouldn’t want to receive a gift of a handmade book? Give it a try.

Learn To Sew With Homemade Frontier: Simple Table Linens

Friends, start your sewing machines. And your irons.

Are you ready? Let’s go. Today’s lesson is placemats, napkins and table runners, same technique for each just the size is different. I am making 18′ x 13′ placemats in these pictures.

Learn to Crochet. Also Called Old Dogs, New Tricks.

Last week I learned to crochet, for the first time ever. This was a full circle moment for me. I taught my friend Mandi (and Heather, who you’ll hear in the background) to knit many years ago. So it was fitting that Mandi taught me how to crochet. And now we are going to teach […]

How to Throw a Tamale Party

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Homemade tamales are a delight. What could be better than a cornmeal dumpling filled with flavored meat that you’ve made yourself? How about a big batch you’ve made with a bunch of friends? I never considered making tamales myself until my brilliant friend Jessica invited me over for a tamale making party. Each guest brought […]