Category Archive: Craft Projects

A Plethora of Leisurely Projects

I have been having a great summer with a lot of enjoyable projects – I make a little progress on three or four of them each day.  I’m not getting a whole lot… Continue reading

Piney Woods Prints

Mazzaus at Local and Bespoke has gotten me interested in leaf prints.  I figured that as long as I am throwing plants in glass jars daily to sample for dye properties, I might… Continue reading

All-Around Craftsman

I come from a long line of women who created every kind of textile imaginable, but my dad also taught me many things about self-sufficiency and craftsmanship. From my growing up years, I… Continue reading

Animal Friends Festival Quilt

This is my first foray into the Blogger’s Quilt Festival! It has been going on for five years at Amy’s Creative Side but I just found out about it on bekahdu handmade, where Bekah… Continue reading

It’s Not Too Late to Make Plans for Pillow Fight Day

I was sad to discover that I  have already missed Worldwide Quilting Day and Holi, the Color Festival, this year.  I looked on the web for a master list of textile-related celebrations so… Continue reading

Fused Fibers

It’s Materials Madness March – a month where I am going to just play around with different materials, without having to complete any useful items. Back in 2002, I read an article in… Continue reading

Ribbon and Lace Angels

I have always been the family’s go-to recipient for things they no longer wanted, but deemed too good to throw out.  As a result, I have bags of sewing notions and boxes of… Continue reading

Trinket Treasures

I don’t like it when stores start putting up Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving.  But if you intend to give handmade gifts for Christmas, you have to start early, so I am going to… Continue reading

DIY Pouf Foot Stool

Originally posted on My Attempts at Cleverness:
I love to crochet, but I have huge gaps in my knowledge of it. I can’t read patterns, and I have no idea how much yarn…

3-D Wall Quilt

I saw some free-standing quilt blocks in Jean Wells’ book Intuitive Color and Design: Adventures in Art Quilting.  They were sort of a cross between a quilt block and a sculpture, using miniature… Continue reading