crochet vs. knitting

Marian ParsonsArtistic Endeavors, crafts, Yarn Crafts69 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

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

creative play | handmade brushes & pens

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors10 Comments

Let me just first put it out there that I don’t need another hobby.  I have too many already and not enough time to do them all!  I just can’t help myself, though.  I get curious about something and then I want to try it out.  Honestly, I like the excuse to delve into a new corner of the world … Read More