Earring Pair No. 1

Here is my project for the year: I want to make 99 different pairs of earrings over the course of the next 12 months. That averages about 2 pairs a week. We’ll see how I fare with this resolution. This is the first pair of the year: For Christmas my … Continue reading

Magnetic Magic

We moved a few months ago and the home improvement projects never seem to end. Now that we are tackling the kitchen, I finally was able to use the magnetic paint I bought, oh, five years ago. My plan was to create a gallery space for my daughter’s art. Here is the first part of the magic trick: Take 15 coats of magnetic paint. Continue reading

Wooly Beads – How to Make a Needlefelted Bead

Last week I made my first needle felted bead for the Thing-A-Day project. I’ve since been asked how to do this, so here is a brief tutorial. Needle felting, at least in my limited experience, is surprisingly easy. All you basically need is some carded wool fleece and a barbed … Continue reading

Sampler Eggs – Tutorial and Giveaway

I recently came into a large clutch of wooden eggs and have been wondering what to do with them that didn’t involve painting. So I present: the sampler eggs. These eggs are wrapped in fabric and embroidered with simple stitches you might find as part of an old fashioned embroidery … Continue reading

Eco Tags

As the spring season is about to kick off, I thought I’d take a stab at redesigning my hang tags. In the past I’ve just used my business cards, but since I will be participating in the eco-themed Spring Handmade Cavalcade, I decided to add another recycling touch to my … Continue reading

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