The Quaint Crafter
As a crafter, I like to make something special for everyone on my list at Christmastime. But there is no way I could knit a scarf or complete a pin art masterpiece for everyone. With work and family obligations, it’s impossible to turn myself into the nonstop crafting machine I aspire to be. Still, sinceContinue reading “Quick Wooden Ornament Craft”
About twenty years ago, I went to a Michael’s craft store and fell in love. There, at the end of one of the aisles was a display of plaster village pieces by California Creations. That day I brought home the Bookstore and the Fire Department, but I went back many more times over the yearsContinue reading “Lighted Display for Christmas Village”
I recently made the painful decision to spend Thanksgiving at home this year. With two high risk parents and a job in healthcare, I can’t chance going to a crowded Thanksgiving dinner this year. To cheer myself up, I started listening to Christmas music. Some of my coworkers have started to do this at workContinue reading “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
I love decorations that change with the seasons. A couple years ago I bought a home sign from the Lakeside Collection catalog that sits on a shelf in my family room. The “O” in home changes every month with a different seasonal wooden cutout. A few months ago, I bought the additional wooden cutouts forContinue reading “Add Some Sparkle to Your Lakeside Home Sign”
This month I have another baby knitting pattern to share. I have two co-workers having babies at the end of November, and I thought a Santa set would be perfect. The red yarn I used is Lion’s Brand Feels Like Butta in red (for a girl, try Feels Like Butta in pink) and the whiteContinue reading “Santa Baby Hat and Mitten Set”
2020 so far isn’t going great. Between the pandemic, politics and social injustice, I’ve been burying myself in crafting to avoid social media and ease my anxiety. Since fall is nearly upon us, I’m starting to think about the holidays. I like to make at least one thing for my family at Christmas, but IContinue reading “The 2020 Yarn Clown”
Last Christmas, I stumbled upon wooden shadow boxes in the clearance bin at my local craft store. Marked at 90% off, I couldn’t leave them there, so I lugged them home. Then they sat on a shelf in my craft area for months. Unsure of what to do, I left them to do my otherContinue reading “The Tale of Two Shadow Boxes”
This month has been a busy one. I returned to work after a ten-week furlough spent crafting and writing. My next craft may seem like a strange one, but if you have a special love for an animal in your life, I think you’ll understand my inspiration. I also might be a little loopy fromContinue reading “Guinea Pig Pin Art”
When boredom sets in, it can sometimes be very hard to get teenagers out of their room and off the phone. Or in my case, Fortnight. Being stuck in the house during this pandemic has been especially hard on one of my children. I decided to raid my craft cabinet and lure her out withContinue reading “Coronavirus Model”
Though I am fairly new to it, sequin pin art has become one of my favorite crafts. I have completed several projects already and can’t wait to try more. Not only is it easy to do, but the sparkle of the sequins makes it an eye-catching and fun finished product. So, when I saw thisContinue reading “Sequin Pin Art”
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