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  • Iron Craft Challenge #2 – Gnome and Mushroom Draft Dodger

    Our second challenge for Iron Craft was very functional, create a draft dodger or snake to keep the cold air (or hot air depending where you live) out. My sweet, little house is 80 years old this year...
    Jan 12, 2011 12 Comments

  • Iron Craft Challenge #1 – Iced Willow Branch Candleholder

    The first challenge for Iron Craft was to create something to light the winter gloom. My project was inspired by a candle Matt & I saw in a store this summer. It was one of those things we both l...
    Jan 05, 2011 10 Comments

  • Free Pattern – Minion

    Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own personal minions to do your dirty work?! I kept telling Matt I wanted a bunch of the ones from “Despicable Me” & he told me I should make my ...
    Jul 14, 2010 38 Comments

  • Free Pattern – Pocket-Sized Robot

    Here’s a fun little knit I whipped up as a present for Matt. He can be knit up super quickly & is a great use for scraps of yarn. This was my first time using safety eyes & I love the ...
    Feb 14, 2010 19 Comments

  • Free Pattern – Hot Geek Coffee Sleeve

    Our local coffee shop has recently started selling reusable coffee sleeves as a way to get people to stop using the cardboard throw away ones. After seeing that they charge about $5.00 a piece for the...
    Jan 25, 2010 No Comments

  • Free Pattern – The Golden Snitch

    I made this pattern for the Golden Snitch up a few movies ago for a store window but realized I had never shared it you all until someone asked for it recently on Flickr.. Now this snitch won’t...
    Aug 03, 2009 12 Comments

  • DIY Adjustable Light for Starting Seeds

    We decided to start a lot of our vegetables from seed ourselves this year instead of buying plants from nursery. We figured it would be cheaper in the long run since seeds are cheap & can be save...
    Apr 02, 2009 1 Comment

  • Free Dala Horse Embroidery Pattern

    For my mom’s birthday I made here a wall hanging using the Andrea Zuill’s Heart, Birds & Flowers pattern. She wanted another piece to go with it & I suggested a Dala (Swedish) Hor...
    Mar 27, 2009 5 Comments

  • Free Pattern – Grumpasaurus

    Matt & I have a saying around our house that if one of us is grumpy then we are a Grumpasaurus. I’d been batting around the idea for awhile of knitting him up a toy version of the Grumpasaur...
    Mar 02, 2009 66 Comments

  • Cloth Grocery Bag Tutorial

    This is my first attempt to give instructions on how to sew anything so please be kind. Here’s how I make my cloth grocery bags. Body Carefully open a paper grocery bag at all the seams until i...
    Aug 27, 2008 18 Comments