Learning New Things

How Did I Turn Those Dull Gold Leaves Red, Anyway?

Red is back 1

So! Sharing how I restored the red in my faded leaves!

A very good idea that hit me while responding to a reader's question about how to prevent color fade in fall leaves that have been applied to lanterns using Mod Podge.

Embroidered Norwegian Primstav: First Quarter Completed

Primstav first quarter 3

As promised - an update on my embroidered Norwegian Primstav.

The story behind my Primstav - what it is, why I am making one, how I was inspired - can be found here in the introductory post.

As you may remember, I left you…

Bobbi Lewin Teaches Me To Crochet Tea Pot Cozies to Fit My Oddly Shaped Tea Pots!

Completed Tea Pot Cozy!

I am so excited to share my first ever tea cozy I can't stand waiting another minute!

Seriously, this project has been the most rewarding project I have engaged in so far this year. That is primarily because I literally learned to make a tea pot cozy without a pattern; and the experience left me feeling empowered! I have the tools now to make a crocheted (and most likely a knitted) tea pot cozy for any tea pot of any shape!

Consider Using Nail Polish to Add Color to Your Punched Tin Butterflies

Punched Tin Butterflies - color accents nail polish

I didn't know it at the end of May, but there were more punched tin butterflies to be made!

Christmas in May! Kanzashi Tree Ornaments

Kanzashi ornaments

Diane and I finally were able to schedule a play date so we could indulge in some crafty experimentation with the lovely Chirimen Japanese crepe fabric Arielle sent to me before she left Okinawa last fall.

Kanzashi ornaments seemed a perfect way to use this gorgeous, fluid, drapey rayon crepe material.

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