I always feel a bit conflicted at this time of year, wanting Thanksgiving to feel like the culmination of autumn, magical celebration of harvest and gratitude that it is.  At the same time, I look out my window and see snow and Christmas cheer and I sort of want in on that too. This year I am finding ways to bridge the gap a bit. I’d had an itch to create these felt acorns for quite some time, and split… Read more »

So many creative project ideas pass through my head from day to day. Often it is not the right time or there is not enough time to entertain each idea, but this one in particular had been begging to be made for quite some time. And so, with a piece of pretty pink & blue vintage floral fabric, last weekend I set out to make a little summer sun bonnet for my Penny. Once the final stitch was in place, it… Read more »

I can’t seem to stop making these little wreaths this year! Something about Christmastime kick starts my crafting. Each wreath I make seems to turn out better than the last. It seems crazy that something so lovely could be so simple and inexpensive to make.  These wreaths are the perfect gifts for all of the hostesses/teachers on my list! 1. Gather supplies: Coffee filters (ever notice how they come in little clumps of 40ish?, that’s because it is the perfect amount… Read more »

Hi friends! If you know me, you know I am all about making/shopping/giving handmade gifts when possible.  This holiday season, don’t forget to support a few handmade artisans, and if you are local (hey Minneapolis!) I’d like to invite you to stop by the Finch’s Warehouse Boutique sale this weekend!  The lovely On Solid Ground Vintage warehouse will be chock-filled with handmade pieces and unique gifts for sale from a team of talented local artists, all while benefiting the American Cancer Society.  I… Read more »