Patterns & Crafts

With just a stack of rainbow origami paper, card stock paper, and glue, you can create a flock of beautiful paper bird ornaments! Whether you make one of these sweet paper bird ornaments… hmmm… I mean “tweet” paper bird ornaments… or a whole flock, I am sure they will captureRead More →

This Watercolor Feather Embroidery Pattern came to be as I was playing with combining embroidery and watercolor painting. As you  may remember, in the fall I watercolored fabric prior to embroidering leaf designs. Yesterday I reversed the order and embroidered the outline of a feather first and then watercolor painted inRead More →

Knitting Hexipuffs Quilt Blanket I know that I’m really late to the whole Hexipuff party, considering that there are over 9,000 people working on a Beekeeper quilt on Ravelry, but this is a project that I have had queued forever and I finally took the plunge and started it. SoRead More →

I don’t have much time for crafts right now, the kids activities are in full gear, but I like to work on little things when I get a chance to sit down in the evening. A couple nights ago, I found some plain white tea towels hiding in my craftRead More →

As a kid, my Nana always had these hand crocheted lace snowflakes on her tree. Her mother-in-law (my great-grandmother) had made them. They were delicately made and starched until they were firm. There was definitely something about them that said ‘old lady’ but in a traditional, comforting sort of way.Read More →

Patchwork Turkey Applique Pattern and Thanksgiving Pillow Project This scrappy Thanksgiving Turkey pillow came together very quickly. It was a fun project that used up the littlest bits of fabric and some coordinating embroidery floss. This a great applique project for beginning sewers and kids. It can be made evenRead More →

Whether you are an experienced quilter or a complete novice, you will find this Quilt As You Go Baby Blanket is a breeze to make! Although the finished blanket is a simple, interesting fabrics and the diagonal design make it appear more complicated than it is. See QUILT AS YOU GORead More →

One of  our fall traditions is to visit the Michigan Renaissance Festival. The kids of course, love to dress up and are beginning to want more authentic looking costumes. They are slowly adding pieces to their wardrobe. A set of bracers from last year, a cape I made eons ago,Read More →

I wanted to share this Knit Butterfly Stitch Tutorial because I am working on a pattern that is going to use the Knit Butterfly Stitch. This is one of those knitting pattern where I believe that a picture is worth a thousand words. The Knit Butterfly Stitch requires 5 stitchesRead More →

Ombre Waves Knit Blanket Pattern

This is not a ready to go knit blanket pattern. Actually, this is  knitting project that has been in the works for awhile. I started it last January I believe. I hadn’t planned to post the Ombre Wave Knit Blanket Pattern until it was done, but I keep setting theRead More →

Summer is the perfect time to dive into some easy knit patterns. It doesn’t matter if you are 5 or 100, it’s never too early or too late to get your creative juices flowing! When I think of “summer vacation”, so many wonderful memories come to mind. There were crossRead More →