Cheat Sheet: How Much Yarn You REALLY Need to Make That

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in crochet, knit, tips 'n tricks | No Comments
Cheat Sheet: How Much Yarn You REALLY Need to Make That

I’m ALWAYS struggling with how much yarn I need to actually make the project I want to make. I’ve been lucky lately because I’ve got lots of leftover yarn from that fiber art commission this summer, but I’m designing patterns for spring/summer and need to buy new yarn. The question is, how much yarn do […]

5 Ways to Escape the Creativity Rut

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in inspiration, tips 'n tricks | No Comments
5 Ways to Escape the Creativity Rut

Hey all! Today I’m sharing my 5 ways to escape the creativity rut. Because it definitely exists, and we all end up in it sometimes. These are some of the things I do to get out of that place and get the creativity happening again! 

How to Get Followers

How to Get Followers

Let me preface this with a statement: this isn’t a get-instant-followers scheme, nor is it a self-serving attention-getting tutorial. Also, I’m not an expert and my brand isn’t something huge or special – I’m still figuring it out! But I’m learning along the way, and I want to share what I learn. This is about people. […]

The Creative Community and Why I Love It (Plus 4 Tips for You)

Posted by on Feb 21, 2015 in handmade business, tips 'n tricks | One Comment
The Creative Community and Why I Love It (Plus 4 Tips for You)

I created an Instagram account for my blog + Etsy shop a few months ago and didn’t really expect it to go anywhere. This was around the time I was gearing up to move back to NH, and trying to pour more of myself into my handmade stuff. It was okay – I didn’t really get […]

5 Tips for Your (Handmade) Business Instagram

Posted by on Jan 3, 2015 in tips 'n tricks | 2 Comments
5 Tips for Your (Handmade) Business Instagram

Do you aspire to run a handmade business? Have an Etsy shop that you’re looking to promote? Make cool things that you want to sell? I recommend Instagram for your visual marketing needs! I made an Instagram for my handmade business a few months ago and it’s been really fun to update. Here are some […]

Apartment Living Tips: Part 3

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in apartment living, tips 'n tricks | One Comment
Apartment Living Tips: Part 3

I’m back with more tips for apartment living! This is my third installment in this ‘series’ – I hope you find some of these ideas helpful. Mmmm…dusty French press. 1. Save that coffee! Okay, so this isn’t the most pleasant idea, but if you’re short on time and money, don’t waste the coffee. Make 2 […]

Experiment Revisit: DIY Dye

Posted by on Mar 9, 2014 in tips 'n tricks | No Comments
Experiment Revisit: DIY Dye

This weekend I decided to revisit my blog from one year ago – on March 8 of last year, I wrote about experimenting with natural dyes on a linen hat.  Read the rest of the post  to learn how to dye your own projects using turmeric or curry powder! Mine wasn’t a complete success, as […]