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Vintage Sparkle

I'm really enjoying making the little, modern geometric fold-it-yourself boxes in Vintage Sparkle! They come with gold strings for hanging on the holiday tree or they would also be perfect as tiny gift boxes, too. I think they could look really pretty as a party table...

Learn To Knit, Love To Knit

My tween daughter had been asking me if she could learn how to knit and even though I had learned at her age, I thought I needed some extra help in explaining the steps to start out. So, I got her a pair of medium sized needles and this book to get her going. I loved...

Stitched Blooms & Journal Your Way

I've been using embroidery to embellish all kinds of items since I was a child. Actually, my daughter has caught on to that idea, too, and like me, she loves to add little touches to pillow cases, bed sheets, t-shirts, fabric bags and more. It's so fun to have a...

DIY Cinnamon Yogurt Soap

This soap has it all, creamy soothing yogurt, amazing scents and exfoliating oatmeal! Cinnamon Yogurt Soap 12oz Distilled Water 7oz Lye 23oz Olive Oil 16oz Coconut Oil 7oz Sunflower Oil 4oz Castor Oil 1oz Lemon Essential Oil .3 oz Lavender Essential Oil .2 oz Cinnamon...

Free Sock Bunny Pattern

Get a free pattern to make this adorable lop eared sock bunny from Craft Passion! I love how she used a purple argyle sock, it turned out so cute! Sew | Sock Bunny Lop-Eared | Free Pattern & Tutorial at...

Mixed Media Art Books And More

Since getting an advanced degree in art several years ago, I've known that the direction of contemporary art has been leaning more and more into the interrelationships of the past and present, the high and the low, "fine" and "pop," in both collusion and collision --...

Whatever Is Lovely

I have many adult coloring books and find them relaxing and a comfort to me to sit and draw in. Whatever Is Lovely was particularly nice in that it has inspiring quotes from the Bible along with the lovely drawings that I can color in. I use colored pencils for the...