Crafting · crafts · DIY · Sewing

Sewing A Bread Bag

When I was younger I sewed constantly. I went from sewing tops I sold on Shakedown Street at Grateful Dead shows in the early 90's as a reaction to Grunge music, to creating Medieval and Renaissance outfits where a dress could be 15 yards of fabric, custom sewn. Then it went in to backpacking and… Continue reading Sewing A Bread Bag

Crafting · crafts · Gardening · Homeschooling

Tye-Dyeing With Fresh Indigo Leaves

As part of the hybrid homeschooling we are doing with our local school district, the boys get to attend the farm at the school in person. Last week we had an instructor come and teach tye-dyeing with Indigo leaves. I hadn't done it before, so it was very fascinating to learn. Glad we had cover… Continue reading Tye-Dyeing With Fresh Indigo Leaves

Crafting · DIY

Handcrafting Beeswax Candles

Beeswax candle making is an open ended craft. Make as little or as much as you have need for. Use what containers you like or have around. And best of all, it requires no experience or deep learning to make a rustic light for the upcoming Winter Solstice. No need to add scents, beeswax candles… Continue reading Handcrafting Beeswax Candles

Crafting · crafts · Homeschooling

Woolpets Needle Felting Kit Review

A few years back I picked up needle felting as a hobby, and the boys had been bugging me for a year to teach them. I decided they were old enough to not put the needles into their hands/fingers on accident, so we had fun learning how to do a Woolpets kit together. I had… Continue reading Woolpets Needle Felting Kit Review

Crafting · crafts · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

Celebrating The Winter Solstice

This year, in 2017, the Winter Solstice will happen December 21st, a Thursday, at 8:28 am in the Northern Hemisphere. The Solstice has always been a comfort to me, even as a child. I was raised in a cult, and we were forbidden from celebrating Christmas, so as a child, without knowing what the Solstice… Continue reading Celebrating The Winter Solstice