What do we have here? Some fantastic (and so easy to make!) Christmas tree or even gift tags you can make this season. Tracy from Art Resurrected shares this great tutorial on the Amazing Mold Putty blog on how to make these great tags. The idea behind them is so simple, and I’m sure anyone could make these, even without a lot of the tools she uses in her tutorial. All you really need is polymer clay, some ribbon, paint, and a few basic tools for working with the clay. Check out the full tutorial here!Read the rest…

Several weeks ago I decided to teach myself to knit. I went onto You Tube and looked up some videos. I picked one and learned what I thought was the basic knit stitch. I did a little half ass project to get the feel of things and then started on a wide scarf. After I had finished 40″ of my scarf, I realized I am supposed to be working left to right, and then back right to left. The whole time I was working left to right, then flipping my work over and working left to right again. I talked to my friend Christy and she asked for some photos. I sent her this.   She said this was known as garter stitch. Then I sent her this photo showing when I worked left to right and then right to left.   She said this was stockingette stitch. She also said I apparently knit backwards, which explained why the other videos I watched after the first one all did everything the opposite of the first video I had watched. That was the point I decided to just say the heck with it and mix things up and try out newRead the rest…

I wanted to make a few reminders here to my visitors to the site. Although I have many items listed in my shop, I can and will happily make up custom items for you. All you need to do is drop me an email explaining what you’re looking for and I’ll let you know what I can do. This could be a pair of brick stitch earrings in the shape/image of your choosing, or a custom-fabric faux-tie or a purse in your choice of fabrics. There are other items I can custom make as well- just ask! I’d also like to remind you that when you place an order, the items you’ve added to your shopping cart will be listed for you to review. Please review your cart before purchasing to ensure everything is as it should be. I am happy to accept a return of an item if I send the wrong item in error, but otherwise I do not accept returns. Some of my items (such as commercial sewing patterns) I make very little profit on, and it actually costs me more to ship them out then what small profit I make in order for me to keepRead the rest…