My Most Impossible Feat!

This summer, I took a break from craft shows to enjoy flea markets and to also rebuild a teardrop camper that I can use as a pop-up shop. With the teardrop, I’ll be able to travel to craft events farther away and perhaps even go back out to Yellowstone in Summer 2017. One can dream! I found the teardrop on Craigslist and immediately jumped on it. This is something I’ve been wanting for a while now and the last fewRead more

Tutorial: Handmade Heat Packs & Sachets

Well, if you’ve been following this blog at all recently, you’ll know that I’ve been a hurtin unit. My belly aching has been sounding like a broken record. Ouch this, ouch that! One of the few things making it possible for me to even stand in the morning has been the religious, nightly use of my homemade heat pack. Originally, I made one for myself and one for a friend with migraine relief in mind. Luckily, I haven’t had evenRead more

How to disarm a Snuggie

I’m not sure how I ended up with a Snuggie, all I know is that I tried to use it for it’s intended purpose and all that extra fabric tripped me and sent me flying. Without a doubt, Snuggies are like deadly weapons to us short folk. Instead of burning that evil thing, I decided to make it into a simple, harmless blanket. Snuggies are a dime-a-dozen now. Right this very second, you can easily find one or two atRead more

How to make herbal salves

As a follow-up to yesterdays post on making your own herbal infusions (here), today, I’m showing you how I use those oils to make beeswax (or candelilla wax for the lovely vegans out there) salves and lip balms. So without further ado…balms away!Read more

How to make toothpaste

So what do you get when your aloe plant tries to stuff all five pounds of itself into a one pound container? You get something like this… Except this photo was taken after I pruned it. So imagine it being twice this size. I’m an awful plant owner, I know. I’ve been meaning to do something about its shabby appearance for quite some time now but have chosen to ignore it (the same thing I do with my own shabbyRead more

The T-shirt Rug

I thoroughly enjoy making quilts out of t-shirts. I would like to submit Exhibit A, B, and C into evidence: And although t-shirt quilt making is totally awesome, it generates a lot of waste. If you’re like me, you feel bad throwing out all that good fabric so you hoard it. You hoard it to the point that you actually have a contractor bag full of this crap and you’re perfectly willing to haul all 50 pounds of it fromRead more