Needle Work (Page 3)

How would YOU like to become a Blanket Stitch Whiz? One of the most common questions I receive is, “How do you get your stitches so even?” Well, my normal reply is practice, practice, practice, and although that is true, over the years, I have developed some habits that haveRead More →

While I’m off playing with the Little Lady in Wisconsin, Marie, from Soft Earth’s World blog, has graciously become our first guest blogger, for which we are truly grateful. As a wanna be needle felter myself, I look at her designs, both soft sculptured figures and beautiful wool painted tapestry,Read More →

We get tons of emails from our readers. Sometimes they have questions, sometimes their kind words make us blush, and sometimes they simply WOW us! This falls into the category of WOWing us! I got this email from Jane: I thought you might be interested in the blanket I made as aRead More →

I’m a doodler. If I’m not actually crafting something, I usually have paper in front of me and I’m sketching and doodling away. Last night my weekend was officially over, when our weekend house guests left, leaving me alone for the first time in days. Sitting at my desk IRead More →

Because it is often hard to find things to make for older boys, and I know many of you are still looking for ideas for small gifts, I wanted to repost this. Bug loved the movie The Never Ending Story. (Joy of joys, he's now ready to read the book.  The Never Ending Story. I will need to remember to give it to himRead More →

EDIT: I thought I was going to dodge the creepy crude that’s been working its way through Michelle’s house the past two weeks, But, alas, I finally caught the bug! I was working on a project but for the past 24 hours sleep seemed like a better idea. So, I thought I’d share our felt eggs… again. This is a great early learning project. Fast and easy, and they are lovely withoutRead More →

I had hoped to make 3 bunnies today… only made one… oh, well! Basically, I followed the old pattern for the Walking Bunny Finger Puppets but added long hearts for the inside of the ears, curved the whiskers up, used buttons for the eyes, and gave her a flower brooch. Other thanRead More →

Last week we received this email from a reader and having received her permission, wanted to share her email and pics. Kimara and Michelle, I found your blog a few weeks back. At the time I was bored and I knew I wanted to craft and sew but just hadRead More →