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  • sea glass colors How to Find Sea Glass

    Did you know that I collect sea glass? Yup! It’s a little hobby of mine that I indulge in whenever I visit a beach. How about I tell you a bit about it? What is Sea Glass? Sea glass is glass that has been tumbled around in sale water until it’s smooth and frosted (wikipedia […]

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  • artisan bread making … And then, my bread got *oodles* yummier!

    If you follow this blog, you’ll know that I love baking. Not to toot my own horn, but I was feeling pretty confident about my bread-making abilities. It came out of the oven irresistibly yummy, and I got lots of compliments. But I knew there was something I was missing. My bread didn’t slice very […]

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  • how to draw cute japanese characters Dipping a toe into drawing…

    You’ve probably heard me say that I’m not very good at drawing. It’s true. I usually don’t show you sketches of what I’m working on because they’re so bad! How to Draw Super Cute Characters Of course, I fantasize about drawing lovely sketches of my plans to post on the blog… so when I discovered […]

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  • how to sew removeable pillow covers How to Sew Easy, Removable Pillow Covers

    Today, I’ll show you the super-easy pillow covers I made! This isn’t a full step-by-step tutorial, but if you’re familiar with the basics of sewing, I think you’ll get the idea! I wanted pillow covers that were removable, but I didn’t want to put in a zipper or do buttonholes. So, I went for a […]

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  • Tutorial: How to Frame Fabric (quick art!)

    Happy Saturday! Today I’m going to show you how to make a quick art-piece by framing fabric! My favorite fabric I took a trip to Finland in 2008, and I bought a yard of some amazing fabric from Marimekko. Although I loved the fabric… it gave me anxiety: what should I do with it? What […]

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  • Sheep towels Add a little fancy to your towels!

    Want to see what I’ve been up to recently? I added a little bit of fancy to my kitchen towels! I bought some towel fabric (although you could easily use already-made towels) and some decorative ribbon… … and I sewed the ribbon on the edge! Don’t you love the sheep? Nothing like a knitting-themed sewing […]

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  • ball of fabric Tips for Selecting Locker Hooking Materials

    It’s Saturday! That means it’s time for me to share what I’m crafting… and some tips! Today I’ll tell you about locker hooking, and give you some tips for picking your materials. Locker Hooking Right now, I’m working on locker hooking a bathroom rug. You might be asking… what is locker hooking? Locker hooking uses […]

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  • how to make yogurt How to Make Yogurt

    I never thought so many people would be interested in my yogurt-making! I make my own yogurt (once a week, if you’re curious), and every time I mention it, I get requests for a tutorial. So… here it is! It’s not hard to do! And for folks like me (who like plain yogurt, or even […]

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  • how to grill pizza charcoal How to make pizza on the grill

    Hooray, it’s ‘Craft School Saturday’! The day where I show you something fun that isn’t my usual knitting or crocheting! Today, I’m going to show you how to make pizza on the grill. It’s one of me and my husband’s favorite ‘party tricks’: it’s really easy to do and tastes fabulous. And I’ve been getting […]

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  • teddy bear sewn from a recycled sweater How to make a stuffed animal from a recycled sweater

    This week, I sewed an adorable stuffed animal using a recycled sweater! It’s not hard, I’ll show you how! Gather your materials You’ll need: A sewing pattern (I’m using Abby Glassenberg’s Pete, free pattern!) An old sweater that’s mostly wool Any other odds & ends the pattern calls for (in my case, craft eyes, thread, […]

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