In the places where all I could see were limits, there were countless gifts hidden for me to enjoy. Yet my fixation on my future, my “next steps”, my goals, my dreams left me completely missing the treasures I already held in my hands. My life had become all about the “shoulds” which I believed would affirm that I was moving forward in life.
The women in our lives have profoundly impacted us. We’ve been loved, laughed with, encouraged, believed in, challenged, prayed for and nurtured in a thousand ways. Whether the special lady you want to honor for Mother’s Day is your mom, or a mom-figure who’s played an important role in your life, it’s worth saying ‘thank you’ in a way that’s meaningful to her.
With spring finally here I know I’ve been browsing the craft stores like crazy, wanting to decorate with allthethings. That’s why today I’m excited to share with you a guest post by Katie Brim! Katie is an embroidery artist living in the midwest and I just adore her nature-inspired hoop art. When I saw this beautiful spring wreath on her Instagram feed, I asked her if she’d be up for writing a tutorial, and she graciously agreed! I hope you have fun digging into this spring project - I can’t wait to create a wreath for myself!
So at this moment, I am eagerly waiting for spring to decide to stick around, and I figured what better time to make a scented sachet for my sweater storage? If you are a lover of both essential oils and crafts, then this easy how-to is for you! If you are new to essential oils, or have no idea what I’m talking about, that’s ok. ;) This sachet can easily use dried herbs or potpourri ingredients as well.
I love seeing what customers create with their embroidery craft kits! As I've mentioned in previous posts, your embroidered art doesn’t need to live in its embroidery hoop unless you want it to. One of the most popular ways people like to finish off their embroidery is by turning it into a pillow. Today I'm going to show you how to do that, even if you don't have a sewing machine!
Once you’ve completed an embroidery project, there are several different ways you can display your fiber art. One of those is by keeping the art right in the hoop. Here are two simple ways you can finish off your embroidery hoop art so it can be displayed right in the hoop.
Shorter darker days, inclement weather, and keeping our credit cards and diets in check are limits of one sort or another that can make our worlds feel small in the new year. It’s in these moments that I find myself reaching for simple rituals of comfort that stir up gratitude and joy. If you struggle with these midwinter days, like I do, I hope you’ll read on as I share some winter rituals for inviting contentment and joy into your life as you wait for spring.
"I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this type of activity. The type that is slow and meditative, that forces a less frenzied pace, that lends itself to prayer and meditation, that begs for an accompanying mug of something warm and comforting while soft music plays. Had it really been that long since I’d given myself time like this? It had!
"What started out as a gift for someone else had become a gift to me."