Craft Your Blog

In Which I Pretend to Know How to Crochet {Iron Craft}

crochet a flower

This week’s Iron Craft challenge was to make something with string. Since knitting is my job, I usually try not to knit for these challenges, because I want them to be fun and to be something different from what I usually craft. I’d been reading the super fun book Arne & Carlos Knit-and-Crochet Garden and the crocheted flower coasters caught ... Read More »

My Crazy Process

slip stitch knitting

A long-ago colleague of mine, fiction writer Lori Ericson, contacted me recently and asked me if I wanted to be part of a blog tour on different writers’ processes. I said sure, not really thinking about what it would mean to share how I work, because it’s a little crazy. Oh well, too late! I hope you enjoy learning a ... Read More »

Spring Clean Your Pinterest Page: Getting Rid of Old Boards

spring clean pinterest

Happy spring, everyone in the Northern Hemisphere! This year more than most it feels like we’ve really survived something and that this day is a celebration. I am feeling in the spirit of spring cleaning, but with next week being spring break I don’t know how much I’ll get done until I have some time without a cleanliness-thwarting 4-year-old in ... Read More »

Sound Games with Easter Eggs

guess sound easter egg

I guess it’s not really time — or just barely time — for crafts and ideas involving Easter eggs, but all my spring holiday stuff is in the same storage bag so we’ve had Easter eggs floating around for a while. And the girl likes playing with them in lots of different ways, but commonly it has something to do ... Read More »

Clean Out the Fridge Green Smoothies

green smoothie recipe

I have always wanted to be the sort of person who drinks green smoothies. Don’t people who drink green smoothies (or, even more so, who juice) seem healthier and somehow better than the rest of us? The problem is I never really make an effort to buy all the things that are required to regularly make smoothies, healthy or otherwise. ... Read More »

What Could You Do in 30 Days?

meditation cats

It’s said — though it’s not really true — that it takes 21 days to make a habit, to change something in your life that you don’t like or to start doing something different. What would happen if, instead of making and discarding New Year’s resolutions, you decided to take on one task or habit you’d like to cultivate and ... Read More »

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for You and Your Kids

st particks day sensory montessori

I guess I’m just craving green and rainbows right about now, but I’m really feeling the need to craft things for St. Patrick’s Day. My family is pretty darn Irish (and my brother’s name is Patrick) so this is a holiday I celebrated growing up, but we’ve never done much for it with the girl. This may be the year ... Read More »

Win a Dream Kid Craft Space with Kiwi Crate!

I am an affiliate of Kiwi Crate but I also love what they do. Did you know that March is National Crafting Month? It’s the time of year when we celebrate making, and when crafty bloggers like me, who are interested in passing craft on to the next generation, spend lots of time thinking about how we can do just ... Read More »

Cute Cards Made Simple (and Cheap, Too!)

tiny prints business cards

I’m an affiliate for Tiny Prints. If you buy something through this post they’ll send me money. But I use them and like them, too. Last year around this time I was in the market for some new business cards. I’d just revamped my website, and was going to a fancy conference, so I felt like the ones I printed ... Read More »

An Easy St. Patrick’s Day Activity Tray

bead string pattern development

With a snow day looming Sunday night, I knew I wanted to set up some activities for the girl so that she’d have some fun things to work with that weren’t the same things she’d been playing with while snowed in all day Sunday. Because St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, and we have lots of green stuff in the ... Read More »