Tutorial: Ottoman Slipcover Pattern

I recently moved into a small one bedroom apartment in the city. Small city spaces seem to always pose a problem when it comes to furniture. Luckily, I found the perfect sofa. It’s not quite as small as loveseat, but not as large as a traditional couch, basically a perfect fit. Since the size of…

Maine Antiquing and The Complete Book of Needlecraft

While living in Michigan, I visited second-hand stores and estate sales with religious zeal. The good finds were endless, 20 pairs of knitting needles for $2, vintage furniture in great condition, bolts of amazing fabric for under $4, and so much more! However in Boston, with less second-hand shops and more people, you end up…

2010 Peabody Square Farmers’ Market

The Peabody Square Farmers Market in Dorchester, MA runs each Friday from 3:00-7:00 PM, July 9th through October 29th near Ashmont Station. I’ll be at the Dorchester Arts Collaborative table selling my handcrafted lovelies on the following Fridays: July 23 August 13 September 17 October 15 . Be sure to stop by and see me!

Crochet Pattern: Crochet laptop case

I’ve never been one for reinventing the wheel. So, when I came across this fabulous tutorial for a laptop sleeve, I was super excited! yoonie-at-home provides clear and easy to follow instructions on how to complete this project. I made few patten modifications, but nothing major. I decided to put the opening flap along the…

Tutorial: Recover kitchen chairs

Yesterday I decided to recover the cushions on a small cafe table I have in my kitchen since the blue coverings currently on them were looking drab and worn. It’s a quick and simple project, all you need is a staple gun, scissors, pliers, and a screw driver, plus 1-2 yards of the fabric of…

Crochet pot holders

A few years back I was determined to crochet an afghan. I chose my color scheme, decided on 4 different styles of granny squares to use, arranged my squares in a lovely pattern, and started crocheting. After a few weeks I’d only finished about 20 of the 72 blocks I’d need to complete my afghan….

a saturday sew-a-thon

I got the sewing machine out today for the first time in about 8 months. Luckily, sewing is like riding a bike and you quickly remember what to do. I started my sewing day by turning an old pair of sweatpants into a dog coat for Chauncey, my doxin aka dachshund. Doxins, as you may…

One Row Lace Cowl

I recently finished a lovely lacey cowl. The pattern is free on the Without Seams blog, its easy to follow and gave instructions for several yarn weights. (download the pattern here) I used Blue Sky Alpaca Melange in Huckleberry, which is a gorgeous heathered sport weight yarn. Besides having my crochet hook split the yarn…

Boston Screening of Handmade Nation

Join me for a screening of Handmade Nation Jan 18th. Plus, a q&a session with director Faythe Levine to follow the film. Where: 4th Wall Project 132 Brookline Ave. Boston, Ma. 02215 When: Monday, January 18th 2010 Info: doors open at 6:15 film at 7:00 – tickets at the door, $7 cash only.

Got cabin fever?

Browse for fabulous handmade wares from 80 of the area’s top independent designers, artists and artisans at the 2nd Annual Cabin Fever Indie Gift Show.