Jul
29

Take Me Back Tissue Cozy

This week I went full-flower. I reveled in retro. I grasped at granny-style. That’s right, I embraced the tissue cozy. There was something in making motifs –for my weekly, Ask Me Monday live stream –using the Hana-Ami Flower Loom that had me feeling nostalgic. The sweetness of the finished blooms, the ease of their creation which had me…

Jul
26

Video Tutorial: Mosaic Plaid Stitch

Yesterday’s episode of my weekly, live Facebook stream, “Ask Me Monday” focused on creating the mosaic plaid stitch perfect for on-trend, Fall accessories. Click to watch the feed below, then nab my Plaid Fad scarf pattern in the latest issue of Knit Simple Magazine! Want to see more knit, crochet & craft demos, ask your creativity-related…

Jun
22

Weaving Sticks Place Mat

I’ve got picnics on the brain which means both portable projects (you didn’t think that I’d have an outing without crafting involved, right?), and pleasing place settings. This week’s project plays into both of my whims: a denim-look place mat made using Clover Weaving Sticks. Enjoy! –Vickie Materials Clover Takumi Weaving Sticks Fine 1 Ball…

Jun
21

Crafty Chica on CRAFT-ish!

This week on the show is Crafty Chica, Kathy Cano-Murillo. Vickie sits down with her to chat about her journey from local reporter to internationally renown artist, how following your passion trumps any nay-sayers of your work, and how they were technically O.G. mommy bloggers before that was even a thing. Click here to learn…