Sew Simple! Easy, Breezy Curtains to Make

Sew Simple! Easy, Breezy Curtains to Make

  We don’t always want curtains covering our windows. There is nothing more calming than a sunbeam shining through a window. It offers warmth and comfort, and helps to make the room feel welcoming. However, when that same window allows too much heat in, it…

Gifts from the Homestead

Gifts from the Homestead

  When making a gift by hand you are offering someone a piece of your heart.  A handmade gift is a precious and loved item. When you purchase a gift, you choose one off of a shelf of many, but when you make a gift,…

Feathers & Hugs – How to Create a Psalms 91 Throw

Feathers & Hugs – How to Create a Psalms 91 Throw

          I am honored to be a part of the Gifts from the Homestead Collaboration!  A group of homesteading and homemaking women have come together to bring you wonderful gift ideas for any occasion.  Here is my offering, and check out…

Melt & Pour Soap

Melt & Pour Soap

    Melt and Pour soap is one of the easiest crafts to do. A few supplies, molds and a little bit of time can garner you wonderful smelling soap. It can be adapted to your favorite scents, and even made into small decorative bars…

Rice Bags

Rice Bags

  Rice bags are easy to make and great to give as gifts. If put in the freezer, they can be used to help reduce swelling. If placed in the microwave, they can ease sore muscles. They can be made in any size, and if…

Christmas Garland

Christmas Garland

    Making your own knitted or crocheted garland is an easy project – especially for the beginner. Start with any yarn you like – I chose four colors, but you can do however many you want.   Knitted Version   Determine how wide you…

Knitted Dishcloths

Knitted Dishcloths

  Alona finally got tired of watching me knit nothing but scarves, and introduced me to this easy and fun dishcloth. As a beginner knitter, I admit to being intimidated by learning to K2tog and Yo, but she made it so easy! I hope you…

Pot Scrubbers

Pot Scrubbers

  Out of all the projects I make, this one is my favorite.  It is easy to transport, quick to make, and is even a great conversation starter! When sitting in a doctor’s waiting room, people are curious to know what I am making.  Next…

Relax! – Lavender Mint Bath Salts

Relax! – Lavender Mint Bath Salts

      Life can get tough on the farm. We work hard. We play hard. And at the end of the day, nothing feels better than soaking sore muscles in a hot bath. To aid relaxation, I love using bath salts, especially if it…

Crochet Hats

Crochet Hats

    My friend Kathleen taught us how to make these hats during a Farm Women Exchange Meeting.  We not only learned a new craft, but we also had fun making them.  They are so easy to make.  Throw in a handmade scarf and you…

Draining Mat – Perfect for Scrap Yarn!

Draining Mat – Perfect for Scrap Yarn!

  This is one of those projects that you can use to: a) learn how to crochet, b) use up all those pieces of skeins that have too little to make another project, but too much to throw away, and c) make as big or…

Handmade Christmas #8

Handmade Christmas #8

  Handmade Christmas #8: The next best thing to a Christmas stocking is when you get a Christmas Basket. Both are gifts laden with a variety of items, and each new thing spotted is a source of fun and joy.   Make It Personal  …