DIY: Heart Embroidery Sampler (For Beginners)

Embroidery is one of my favorite craft mediums. It’s the perfect ‘lap’ project to work on while watching a movie and I love that I can pick up my project, work on a few stitches and just as easily put it down again. I first learned embroidery from my grandmother, who taught me to sew… 

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DIY: Finger Crochet a Round T-shirt Rag Rug

Despite my sister’s best efforts I’ve never been able to make sense of real crochet. The “finger crochet” method I describe below is something that came out of a lot of experimentation, but I’m guessing you fiber wizards could whip up something even better! If you’ve done a similar project, or have suggestions to make this… 

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DIY: No Sew Woven T-Shirt Rag Rug

A couple of months ago I tore up the carpet in my office and replaced it with a wood-ish surface. It’s been great through these warm months, but I want something to stand on when the cold sneaks in. Couple that need with a stack of t-shirts left over from the quilt project, and you have my… 

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DIY: Convertible Harvest Apron / Produce Bag

There’re still a million and a half things to do around here, but the garden has been calling. (Literally. The robins are LOUD.) More often than not I find myself walking around with a hose and eating vegetables right off the plants like an animal; but the harvests are getting to be too big for me to… 

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DIY: Funky T-shirt Rag Quilt for Summer Picnics and Winter Snuggling

I come by both my weird sense of humor and my borderline hoarderness honestly. What that means is I have collections of really funny/awesome/unique/vintage/sentimental stuff that I can’t use, but I really don’t want to part with. Like a bin of old t-shirts. Now, I don’t really wear t-shirts. I don’t often find the need… 

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DIY: Simple Flowers from Old T-Shirts + Free Templates

I’ve been in a major cleaning and organization mood, so most of my projects have been focused on “using up” materials I have around. One giant project used a bin full of old printed t-shirts (I’ll show you when I’m done!) and I ended up with so many colorful t-shirt scraps that I over-ran my… 

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DIY: Dream Pillows

This year I’ve become almost obsessively interested in learning about herbs and both their healing and magical properties. I love making my own scent blends, and discovering new ways to use and make herbal gifts. While shopping at Goodwill, I found a book called, Making Herbal Dream Pillows by Jim Long and fell in love… 

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