Crafting Therapy Changed My Life – Could It Change Yours?

The Benefits of Crafting Therapy Crafting therapy as a way to improve one’s outlook on life has been used by occupational therapists for decades. Besides improving motor skills and keeping hands and fingers supple and flexible, the simple pride of creating a finished product can…

upcycled leg warmers

Can Upcycled Clothing Help Save the Planet?

This is a guest post by a fellow Asheville-based upcyled clothing refashionista. Her name is Julia McDowell of Perpetual Muse Designs, and here is her story. Saving the World, One Fabric Scrap at a Time. . . I work from home alongside my amazingly supportive…

Best Beginner Sewing Machine

Choosing The Best Sewing Machine for Beginners: My 5 Top Picks

How to Choose The Best Sewing Machine for Beginners Are you looking for a beginner sewing machine? Do you feel a bit daunted by all the sewing machine choices out there? I know exactly how you feel, because I’ve been there! In this post I’ll…

10 Minute Free DIY Door Draft Stopper Project

This DIY Door Draft Stopper Project Takes About 10 Minutes And Costs Zero $! The weather has been crazy cold this winter, hasn’t it? NOT my idea of fun! But recently I recalled my mother teaching me how to make a fun door draft stopper…

Crafters 2017 Review

9 Things I Learned, Rocked, And Failed At In 2017: A Crafter’s Year In Review

2017 – A Vibrant Crafter’s Year In Review Every year I try to look back at the previous 12 months and analyse where I rocked it and where I failed, followed by what I learned from it all. As 2017 was such a humdinger of…

Fashion Kills: The Seamy Underpinnings of the Fast Fashion Industry

Fashion Kills: The Seamy Underpinnings of the Fast Fashion Industry Back in the 1960’s the term “fast fashion” had not yet been coined. Back then it was considered cool, sensible, and smart to take good care of your clothing. If a blouse was wrinkled you…

Instant Pot Cover

How To Make an Instant Pot Cover in 10 Minutes

How To Make an Easy Instant Pot Cover in Just 10 Minutes I don’t know about you, but everywhere I turn these days I’m hearing about the Instant Pot. It’s funny, but a few months ago we had never heard of it. Electric pressure cooker?…

DIY Solaire costume from Dark Souls

Halloween DIY Solaire Costume from Dark Souls

DIY Solaire Costume From Dark Souls This year I didn’t think our kids were even going to need Halloween costumes. Our son at 16 has been above such things for a few years now, and even our 13 year old twin girls seemed to be…

DIY Leggings in 10 Minutes

DIY Tutorial – How To Make Leggings from Old Tights

How To Make Free DIY Leggings from Old Tights There’s nothing more annoying than having to throw an old pair of tights into the landfill. Well wait – there is. It’s just as annoying to want some really cool and fabulishus women’s leggings and find…

How To Make a Free Women's Tunic L-3XL

Easy 90 Minute Sewing Project: Upcycled Tunic Top for Women XS-3XL

How To Make an Upcycled Tunic Top for Women in Less Than 90 Minutes! There are the three things I’m looking for when I want to make an upcycled tunic top that I can wear tonight. Fast. Free. Flattering. I don’t want to go shopping…

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