Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

So a co-worker took me to Olive Garden for the lunch a few weeks ago and I’m not ashamed to admit that I was looking forward to eating my body weight in bread sticks. When the soup and salad lunch came though, I was obsessed with this soup. It was...
A Sock Recipe for a Man

A Sock Recipe for a Man

My husband’s favorite gift to receive are hand knit socks. I try to make them for our anniversary and his birthday each year with maybe a bonus thrown in on Valentine’s Day or Christmas. I thought I had gotten the basic pattern from one of the hundreds of knitting books...
Tutu for You

Tutu for You

I don’t know what it is about little girls and tutus, but they are just cute.  Fortunately, they are pretty easy to make as well. (Dogs could really do without them, but I needed a model.) What You’ll Need: 3/4 inch wide no-roll elastic (2 inches shorter than waist measurement)...
Nerdy Cross Stitching

Nerdy Cross Stitching

In all my crafty years, I have never been seduced by cross stitching. It just didn’t look like fun to me and it seemed like it wouldn’t be very relaxing. That was until I saw some of the really cool patterns out there and I decided to give it a...
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Bowls & a Review: Sewing in a Straight Line

Bowls & a Review: Sewing in a Straight Line

I’ve been following Brett Bara’s blog for a couple of years and she just seems like this really cool, down to earth, modern chick (in the best way, of course). I was super glad to hear she would have a book coming out about one of my current obsessions, sewing. If you’ve watch Knit &...
Flash Mob of Knitters

Flash Mob of Knitters

Just a bunch of knitters happy about their love of yarn. This is from the Sock Summit in Portland that just wrapped up over the weekend. I’ve got to make it to this one year.
Bruschetta Inspired Pasta

Bruschetta Inspired Pasta

When it is a hundred million degrees outside, this is the perfect thing for lunch or dinner. I love bruschetta and this pasta is so much less work and is just delicious. The bonus is that you only have to turn your stove on for a few minutes to cook the pasta. Heaven knows, you...
T-shirt Roses

T-shirt Roses

More fun with glue guns! I’m definitely on a kick with flowers and glue guns. This project is inspired by the blog called Matsutake that I discovered through Pinterest. I was frankly a little surprised how great these turned out looking considering they were just discarded t-shirts a few minutes prior. These are quick and can...
Flower Bib Necklace

Flower Bib Necklace

This is really the simplest thing to make and just looks lovely. I’ve seen a few of these bib necklaces on Pinterest and elsewhere and decided to use some of the same methods from the feathered headband to make one for myself. The trickiest part of this is finding the right flowers or other notions...
Cheese Pops

Cheese Pops

I love a good cheese ball. You’ve probably heard of cake pops from the crazy talented Bakerella and now here are some pops on the savory side, cheese pops. I got inspired from the Bacon Pops post on The Kitchn, but to be honest I just wanted an easy way out so I cut a...
Craftsy - Online Craft Classes

Craftsy – Online Craft Classes

I’ve recently signed up for an online class on Craftsy.com and let me tell you, it is really fun and great way to learn a craft. The classes are also affordable at $29.99 for a session. The sewing class I’m taking has 16 different video lessons and you get to ask questions as you go along...
Tote that Bag

Tote that Bag

One of the first things I sewed was a tote bag and there are hundreds of tutorials out there for them, but Icombined the features I like best into one of my own. After all, you can’t have enough tote bags can you? This variation has a lining and some interfacing added to give it...
Embroidered Napkins

Embroidered Napkins

I wanted to mention this now especially since there is a sale at Sublime Stitching on cocktail napkins. Go buy some. These cocktail napkins were fun and quick to put together and can make a great personal gift for someone or yourself. I bought the napkins from Sublime Stitching and used some of the iron...
Feathered Headbands

Feathered Headbands

With all of the hub bub with the Royal Wedding, Easter and the Kentucky Derby, hats, fascinators and feathers are definitely in the air. I guess I’m not a slave to fashion because I didn’t even really notice the trend until recently, but it looks like girls have been putting feathers in their hair with...
Murphy's Quilt

Murphy’s Quilt

Things are moving more slowly here crafting-wise as I delve deeper and deeper into sewing. Sewing for me at least takes a long time to accomplish since it is such a precise art. I mentioned before that I wanted to give quilting more of a go and so I purchased a kit from Joann’s for...
Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny

I recently finished another pattern from RetroMama called Betsy and Basil that is perfect for my niece’s Easter basket tomorrow. It was really easy to put together and the instructions were very clear. You can easily whip it up in a couple of hours. Happy Easter everyone!