DIY

Cement Planters

Cement Planters

I’ve loved the look of cement planters, bowls, counter tops, etc. for a while now. They look so easy to make, I wanted to give it a try. You will need: -Quikrete Quick Setting Cement -A mixing bucket for mixing the cement -Stirrers or a heavy duty disposable spoon for mixing and distributing the cement,(…)

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Knitting

Knitting

I learned how to knit in high school. I learned a basic knit stitch and that was about it. I’d knit a scarf once every few winters but never took it much further. About a year ago my fiances mother asked that I make her a scarf for her birthday. The stitch she picked was(…)

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Shibori Home Goods

Shibori Home Goods

I recently received an order for my linen indigo shibori scarf. So I figured I’d play around with some new techniques while I had the vat of dye mixed up. This time I experimented by tying a bunch of tiny pebbles up in some linen. Doesn’t this look crazy! I have yet to be disappointed(…)

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Wool Dyeing

Wool Dyeing

Dyeing wool is a slightly more involved process than dyeing natural fibers like cotton, linen, rayon, etc. Because wool is an animal fiber, it needs to be treated in a similar way that we treat our own hair. We don’t use regular soap to wash our hair, it needs special soap (or shampoo). Back in(…)

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Canvas Holiday Wreath

Canvas Holiday Wreath

I thought having a wreath for Thanksgiving would help make our house feel warm and festive. But I also feel like it’s too early to put out a traditional holiday wreath. So I made one out of canvas and coat hangers instead. I started with the same canvas drop cloth that I used for my table(…)

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Holiday Table Runner

Holiday Table Runner

We’re hosting Thanksgiving for the first time this year, so I want to make our place feel warm and festive. I really love canvas and burlap, it’s found its way in to many aspects of our house. So instead of getting a traditional wreath for our door, I decided to make one out of canvas(…)

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