Knitting for Crocheters: How to Make Knitting Easier

You’re a either a crocheter or a knitter. Never both, right…? You can in fact do both, even if it seems impossible. I was a crocheter first, who then learned to knit. And while I feel comfortable knitting now, there were some things I wish I’d known that would have made the transition easier. Here […]

The Best Gifts for Gardeners, Bakers, Homesteaders, and Makers

Here we are! It’s Christmas time already, and trust me, I’m more surprised than any of you because that means baby #2 is coming in a little over a month! In honor of the most wonderful time of the year, I wanted to create a gift guide to share some of the best gifts for […]

My First Crocheted Sweater Design: A Dream Come True!

At the beginning of this year, I decided I wanted to make my daughter (then about eighteen months old) a crocheted sweater. I poured over tons of Pinterest pins and looked at all different kinds of patterns. Nothing did it for me. So I put it on the back burner. I figured the right thing […]

How to Make Sewing Your First Shirt a Breeze!

You’ve seen all the beautiful pictures on Pinterest and Instagram. You’ve sewed some napkins, maybe a pillowcase or two. But now it’s time for the big leagues. You’re sewing your first shirt! Read this before you get started, and I’ll show you what helped me (and didn’t) on my very first shirt sewing adventure. Pick […]

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The Bird’s Nest Basket: A Truly Sturdy Crocheted Basket!

I’ve seen cute crocheted baskets all over Pinterest for years. Everyone’s got their version, and I really love them all! Except for one thing. They are so stinkin’ flimsy! The pictures make them look nice and sturdy, but in reality, they flop all over the place. So I took it upon myself to make a […]

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FREE & Easy Knit Pattern: The Homer Bound Cowl

When I opened a letter one day and discovered we were invited to a wedding in Alaska, I just knew I had to make something for the trip! It’s the perfect climate for knit and crochet, and arguably the most picturesque places in the world, so my inspirational juices were flowing. After honestly not a […]

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FREE CROCHET PATTERN: The Patriot Koozie (Perfect for the 4th!)

The Patriot Koozie is something new for me. I never used to be a fan of “koozies.” I don’t like the name (I don’t know why, lol), and I don’t like those foam things you normally see people using! I think they’re just tacky. But… after a series of events, here we are: a koozie […]