Sustainable Fashion

As we keep in mind our consumption and impact on the world around us, one of my personal focuses has been fashion. Fast fashion is a huge environmental drain, as well as a source of many unethical work practices. While I always advocate for second-hand clothing, I understand that sometimes we want something for our…

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Target DIY

Have you seen Target.com DIY crafts section? Of course they link directly to product that you can purchase through Target.com, but there are a few great ideas, and some of the materials you probably already have hanging around. We’re talking egg decorating, centerpieces, even candy jewelry! TARGET.COM EASTER CRAFTS What fun ideas! Thanks Target!

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Insta-crafter of the week…Jonah!

I just had to share this article on my new favorite crafter, and fellow Wisconsinite, Jonah Larson. He’s 11 years old and loves to crochet! https://www.npr.org/2019/02/05/691521551/wisconsin-boy-is-hooked-on-crocheting-and-giving-back?fbclid=IwAR2ul6R1K_-WF4VySPOlvRsqBF-GbCyVmo01QfhrkYXxs95SxIatm8S1erI And you can follow him on Instagram Considering that the kids in WI have had sooo many snow/cold weather days off of school, I have a good feeling that…

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Subscribe to Something New

Are you looking for a kickstart to your crafts? Are you looking to expand out of your usual craft without a large investment? Have you considered a subcription box? Here are 5 boxes I recommend, but there are plenty of others. Home Made Luxe Home Made Luxe is a monthly box that is like Pinterest…

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Stay In, Stay Warm and Make Something

If you haven’t heard, much of the Midwest is trapped inside due to the effects of a polar vortex. Temperatures here in Wisconsin are in the double digit negatives – without windchill. Gang, that’s cold enough to turn boiling water into snow nearly instantly. Since Winter (the dog) shockingly has decided that -20ºF might be…

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Scrap Leather Envelope Wallet

Have a leather good that fell apart? Bought scraps online for another project? This is a great quick project that is fast and easy (but doesn’t look like it). Tools Needed: Leather Cutting surface Cutting tool (I’m using a rotary cutter here, but you could use an Exacto or similar blade) Rivets Leather Hole Punch…

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Quick Valentine’s Day Art

Do you have a kid’s watercolor palette, some paper and a small frame around? Then you have all you need for this super fast and easy decor item! I used water color paper since it holds the paint without warping. The trick is keeping your brush mostly dry and using quick little strokes to paint…

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