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…


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…


Knit Rainbow Heart for Orlando

I was in Washington, D.C. over the weekend for the National Needle Arts convention. While I was there it also happened to be Pride weekend. The city was alight with rainbows worn on people, draped over buildings, flying in the sky. Meanwhile the worst gun massacre of our nation’s history was occurring in Orlando, Florida…


15 Minute Bohemian Necklace

It’s Summertime, which means beach parties, bbqs…and bohemian baubles! Flip through this season’s catalogues — for places like Free People, House of Harlow, and Anthropologie — and you’ll find oodles of odes to gypsy-chic style. It’s hard not to get lured into the easy-breezy look of the bejeweled beatnik, and thanks to the raw stone charm…