Projects category

  • Advent Calendar Project ’14 – Week 23

    (For the 24 weeks leading up to December 1st, we’ll be making a Christmas ornament, giving you enough to fill an advent calendar.) A few years back I collected a bunch of pinecones to use as Christm...
    Nov 21, 2014 1 Comment

  • Iron Craft ’14 Challenge #23 – Knit Basket Weave Pillow

    For this Iron Craft challenge, we were to make something for the theme of cozy. In my mind, nothing is cozier than a big bulky knit. I’ve been seeing all these lovely, textural knit throw pillow...
    Nov 19, 2014 4 Comments

  • Iron Craft ’14 Challenge #23 – Giant Hoodie Makeover

    I have a job at a school now and I could not be happier. I was offered a hoodie top and gladly accepted. I have a fondness my new sweatshirt that makes forgive its huge boxy shape. To a point. It is a...
    Nov 18, 2014 No Comments

  • Advent Calendar Project ’14 – Week 22

    (For the 24 weeks leading up to December 1st, we’ll be making a Christmas ornament, giving you enough to fill an advent calendar.) Some of you might remember that this past Easter I did an antiqued ...
    Nov 14, 2014 1 Comment

  • Project: Travel Activity Bag

    Some friends of mine were heading out on their Foreign Service assignment across the globe. They were flying to Hanoi with two kids under four. Here they are, all locked down and ready to roll. Daunt...
    Nov 13, 2014 8 Comments

  • Project: Orla Mittens

    This month’s mittens are inspired by one of my favorite designers, Orla Kiely. I have items with her designs all over my house from my computer bag to the guest room towels. I wanted to make a p...
    Nov 11, 2014 17 Comments

  • Advent Calendar Project ’14 – Week 21

    (For the 24 weeks leading up to December 1st, we’ll be making a Christmas ornament, giving you enough to fill an advent calendar.) This week’s ornament is another one that was inspired by some...
    Nov 07, 2014 7 Comments

  • Project: Wool Felt Ball Necklace

    I fell madly in love with this package of wool balls. Who wouldn’t? Aren’t they delicious? I started sorting them into color families and thinking about stuff to do with them. First up, ...
    Nov 06, 2014 3 Comments

  • Iron Craft ’14 Challenge #22 – Paper “Chinese Lantern Plant”

    For this Iron Craft challenge we were to make something using the colors of fall. I was also inspired by a plant I often see in flower arrangements this time of year, the Chinese Lantern. I had actual...
    Nov 04, 2014 7 Comments

  • Advent Calendar Project ’14 – Week 20

    (For the 24 weeks leading up to December 1st, we’ll be making a Christmas ornament, giving you enough to fill an advent calendar.) Sometimes the idea for a Christmas ornament comes from the stranges...
    Oct 31, 2014 2 Comments