Essential Guide #1 – Getting Gauge

Beautiful green wool

Gauge is a simultaneously simple and extremely complicated concept in knitting. While the definition of gauge can be summed up in a simple sentence, how to measure it, why it is important, and the effect it has on knitting isn’t nearly so simple. But that doesn’t mean we can’t tackle it. We can and we will! So, let’s get started…. 

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Beautiful Woven Berry Baskets

Beautiful Woven Berry Baskets

With berry season finally here (first with those juicy strawberries, then raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries to follow – yum!) you may find yourself with a plethora of berry baskets. Instead of tossing them in your recycling bin, grab a bit of scrap yarn and a clean berry basket and sit down with your little one (or on… 

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Easy set up - How to Host a Craft Night (without feeling silly!)

How to Host a Craft Night!

Recently I was asked to host a craft night. I suppose it made sense seeing as creative living is both a walk I walk as well as a talk I talk. And I truly love meeting and getting to know fellow creatives. But I have to admit, at first the thought of hosting a craft… 

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Fabric Scrap Basket | craftingconnections.net

My Handmade Home

I make a lot of stuff. But this past year as I stepped back from work and suddenly found myself parenting kids rather than toddlers and babies, I’ve made more than ever.

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Poem In Your Pocket Tutorial & Printable

Have you heard of Poem In Your Pocket day? Every April individuals, libraries, schools, bookstores, and workplaces celebrate by carrying and sharing poetry (that they keep in their pockets!) with one another. I think it may be one of my favorite “holidays” to celebrate – no real gifts or candy, just loads of beautiful words…. 

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Our Creative Notebook - Issue 1 RETREAT

RETREAT :: Creative Notebook Issue 1

“Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” -Hermann Hesse It’s been many months since we released our last magazine and in that time we’ve really missed publishing – the creative work that goes into taking disparate pieces and weaving them together into a… 

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Scrappy Quilt Top | craftingconnections.net

Quilting a Story

A handful of months ago I finished my first quilt. I totally used my intuition to put it together, knowing nothing really about making quilts. While it is far from perfect, it is warm. And ever since it was done I’ve been itching to start another, a little more proper this time. A couple weeks… 

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Waffle Sandwiches | craftingconnections.net

Waffle + Bacon + Egg = Awesome

Last fall on our epic family road trip, we asked both boys what they wanted to see or do while on holiday. My youngest replied in the most unexpected way, “I want to eat waffles.” What he actually had in mind was those sort of awful continental breakfast waffle machine waffles. And after a disappointing first few days… 

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Arrangement with Love Stones

DIY Love Stones

Today I’m sharing a lovely little tutorial on how (and why) to make love stones. Easy enough for anyone to make, these beautiful little stones are great for big and little ones. They fit easily into a pocket and are a lovely reminder throughout the day that you are loved. 

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