https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2SBNfzVkU4 So, yesterday I posted a video on how to crochet your own bobble or pompom trim, even if you're not an experienced crocheter (because I'm definitely not!) This was done on my phone, and also unedited...let me know what you think? Do you like quicker, more casual mini-tutorials? Watch it here and let me … Continue reading DIY: Crochet bobble trim (even if you can’t crochet!)
I thought I would show the process of how I design and create a simple pleated zipper clutch...it's not really a tutorial (though you can find my basic pouch tutorial here,) but a look at how I make the pattern and finish the piece. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVBBvWiwaWQ&feature=youtu.be What would you like to see me design next?! I … Continue reading How I design a simple clutch…
I have a lot of fabric scraps. (Okay...that's an understatement.) If you do too, and are looking for some ways to get them out of your stash, here are a few ideas: 1. Piece strips into a striped fabric that can be used for small projects like zipper pouches. 2. Use tiny scraps and … Continue reading 11 Ways to Use Up Scrap Fabric
It’s easy to think that the craft business is oversaturated; maybe it is, I have no idea. I suppose it’s all relative. And it can be easy, as a small crafter/small business to feel somewhat—possessive?—at times. Most of us have probably at some point, to some degree, felt this. The fear that someone might steal … Continue reading Enough to go around…
I've always been fascinated by zines, art journals, and the like. It's only recently, however, that I've started actively creating them. This is a little flip-through of a little journal...it's only partially finished. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dxn2pMig4M I hope to have some junk journal tutorials up soon...(and have been thinking about the possibility of offering kits in the … Continue reading Mini Junk Journal Flip Through
I've been meaning to create some tutorial videos and finally managed to post one this week! There are so many things I want to share. One of the most difficult things is deciding what to do first. (Oh, and actually making the video. That's no small feat...much respect to all the youtubers out there who … Continue reading Tutorial: How to Sew on a Button
Mixed media artist Christie Johnson, the creative force that is Reclectic Goods, has a knack for taking everyday objects and reclaiming them as vibrant, unique, and interesting works of art. I wanted to share these amazing earrings I acquired through a trade (full disclosure, I was not fair in that trade; I definitely got the … Continue reading Reclectic Goods
I've been kind of lazy lately and didn't blog about my recent art show at TISSU. As always, Nina is the most fabulous hostess ever and I'm so grateful she let me spend a few hours lurking around her gorgeous studio. I'm also grateful to all who came out to see my stuff. The exhibit … Continue reading At the ART SHOW!
HA! Sorry, I couldn't resist... But guess what else? There are new items in the shop! The Rustique linen tunic is a comfy, versatile top made to your measurements from a lovely, (lovely!) linen. It's truly one of my favorite go-to wardrobe pieces. It's available in two colors, and can read more about it here. … Continue reading Guess What?
Farmer's Market season is nearly upon us! This is something I just realized the other day...I also realized that I've been really bad about remembering to bring my totes to the grocery store. Market totes are the kind of thing you can't have too many of....(especially when you're forgetful.) I thought this might be a … Continue reading Totes Totes: Free Market Bag Tutorials & Patterns
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 … Continue reading Easter Basket Finds
Happy Saturday! I figured it was about time I give an update on what's been going on around here. I am working on adding new items to the shop, and these are a few new creations currently available... I just love this dusty rose/mauve velvet--it makes a great handwarmer. It is so silky smooth and … Continue reading Luscious Velvet and Updates…
Are you still looking for that perfect gift for your sweetheart(s)? If you're like me, you probably are, because you like to wait until the last possible minute. ;) Check out these fabulous finds now!