DIY sewing scissors case & hemming linen towels

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, crafts, Sewing, Tutorials22 Comments

As I shared in Monday’s post, I’m taking the time to work through small projects as I come across specific materials I purchased with the intention of making them.  I think that’s one of the problems with being someone who likes projects – we’re always collecting materials, tools, and supplies for the next project.  Or 15 projects.  While I had … Read More

five upholstery tips for beginners

Marian ParsonsTutorials, upholstery26 Comments

I get a lot of questions about upholstery, so I thought I would write a post consolidating some of the advice that I’ve shared in various posts and tutorials into one place.  Before I share some upholstery tips for beginners, let me share how I started. My first upholstery job (and I use that phrase loosely) was a ratty hand-me-down … Read More

crochet vs. knitting

Marian ParsonsArtistic Endeavors, crafts, Yarn Crafts77 Comments

As I shared last week, I learned to knit over the Christmas break.  I’ve been wanting to learn for a while, so I bought a couple of knitting books and supplemented them with YouTube tutorials when I needed to see someone perform a particular stitch.  I haven’t knitted anything particularly useful, but have been making squares and rectangles to practice … Read More

Hand-Painted Ceramic Christmas Ornaments

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, crafts, Decorating, Holiday, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Tutorials17 Comments

I know that I’m slipping this one in at the last minute, but I wanted to share one more Christmas craft!  You can scrape together the materials for this year or hunt and peck at some after Christmas sales for ribbon and unfinished ceramic ornaments to have some handmade gifts and decorations in the hopper for next year!  Here is … Read More

Gift-Wrapping Ideas with Walmart

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, crafts, Decorating, Holiday, Tutorials, Yarn Crafts41 Comments

Disclosure: This gift-wrapping ideas post is sponsored by Walmart.  As always, all opinions expressed are honest and my own. As I shared a couple of weeks ago, I’m feeling extra crafty this year!  I know it’s because we’re home more than usual and creating things not only brings me joy, but it’s a great stress-reliever.  I put on some good … Read More