Easter Basket Finds

Easter Basket Finds

Winter seemed to drag on, but now that we're into March, I can hardly believe it...and Easter is less than a month away!  If you're searching for something extra special for your Easter baskets, check out this list of lovely and unique handmade treats! All of the felted wool sculptures by this artist are just [...]

Living the Homestead Dream: An Interview with Quinn of Reformation Acres

Living the Homestead Dream: An Interview with Quinn of Reformation Acres

Today, I am beyond thrilled to be able to bring you an interview with Quinn of Reformation Acres!  I've been following her blog and facebook page for sometime, and it is such an inspiration.  She is a homesteader, blogger, and also crafts all-natural skincare items.   Quinn has been gracious enough to take the time to [...]

Ways to Support Artists/Makers/Local Biz without Spending Money

Ways to Support Artists/Makers/Local Biz without Spending Money

While making an actual monetary investment is a wonderfully straightforward (and always appreciated!) way of supporting a small business or artist, there are times when you simply don't have the funds, or really just don't need what they're selling at the moment.  That doesn't mean you can't still help out!  Until you're ready to give [...]

You Can Art: Opinions from a Non-Expert (Mini Zine!)

You Can Art: Opinions from a Non-Expert (Mini Zine!)

One of my goals for this year is to try and create a zine each month...or at least, every other month...(I mean, let's not get carried away!)  But I'm happy to say that so far, I'm on track.  This month's zine features some mixed media/collage work and my thoughts on creating art.  It measures 2.75" [...]

Breton / French Sailor Top! (Free Sewing Pattern.)

Breton / French Sailor Top!   (Free Sewing Pattern.)

{This pattern was originally published July 2016 on my now defunct blog, Prairiesque.} I’ve been wanting to make my own striped blouse/Breton top/French sailor shirt for a long time.   I had made the pattern, but it was surprisingly difficult to find just the right fabric.  I finally found a great fabric at Needle Nook Fabrics here [...]

Zine Love

Zine Love

God willing, 2018 will be the year of more ART. Often times, I am torn between my desire to create and my desire to sit on my backside and stare at books (...or the internet...a lot of times, the internet, if I'm being honest...) Anyway.  I mean to work on that.  I want to paint and [...]