French General’s Woad Workshop

Do you have any idea what “woad” is? Don’t worry, I didn’t either. That is, until I was generously invited to spend a sunny Saturday with about 45 other women at the Woad Workshop produced by Kaari Meng of French General.

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How-To: Vintage Doily Easter Basket

Turn vintage doilies and assorted sewing box scraps like ribbon and buttons into a ridiculously sweet bird’s nest-inspired basket you can use to hold candy or anything else your heart desires.

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How-To Tuesdays: Stenciled Shoe Bag

All these Crafty Travel posts popping up here on the blog have made me think about my own travel habits — not to mention my packing methods! I love collecting cute bags and luggage to hold my clothing and toiletries, but when it comes to fitting in an extra pair of shoes I usually cram […]

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How-To Tuesdays: Quilt-Inspired Greeting Card

If you love the colorful and graphic look of quilt blocks, here’s a fun way to experiment with designing them — only without having to pull out the rotary cutter and iron. Just round up some origami paper or patterned fabric and some graph paper and you can create all sorts of fun designs to […]

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How-To Tuesdays: Fabric Scrap Necklace

At my shop, we save pretty much every bit of scrap fabric. We can always find a use for it, whether it’s for practice stitching by Sewing 101 students, as furoshiki-style wrapping, or to tie up half-yard cuts of fabric. I’ve seen a lot of fun fabric jewelry on craft blogs lately, and with so […]

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How-To Tuesdays: Vintage Teacup Pincushion

Thrift stores and yard sales are full of orphaned teacups, and I can never resist bringing them home. However, I don’t think I could ever drink enough cups of tea to make my collection really worthwhile. So I found a way to repurpose these pretty vessels and turn them into something I’ll use every day: […]

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