Kaleidoscopes have been around for hundreds of years since their invention in the early 1800s, but I remember getting my first toy kaleidoscope as a kid and being totally mesmerized by what I saw inside. The designs are so gorgeous due to the mirrors reflecting the shapes inside, but, unfortunately, the designs never seemed to […]
Learn how to sew and quilt projects for beginners.
Why shouldn’t a quilt be the decorative centerpiece of a room? If you like your quilts to catch everyone’s gaze, then you’re guaranteed to love bargello quilt patterns. These arresting designs, all from the incomparable FaveQuilts, are made by sewing strips of fabric together in a way that mimics moving shapes. In other words, like […]
We asked our Facebook fans what beginner sewists are most afraid to learn. Our fans shared what their biggest sewing fears were when they started. We weren’t surprised to find that most of our respondents seemed to be afraid of the same basic sewing techniques. To rid our fearful friends of these worrisome woes, we’ve […]
After moving to Chicago this summer, I’ve been looking forward to attending all of the upcoming events and creating some quick crafts. However, lately, I’ve been experiencing the problem of having a lot of stuff. Since I’ve been exploring the museums like the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum, I usually have my hands full of maps […]
If there is one accessory that you can never have enough of, it is the scarf. Adding a scarf to an outfit instantly takes you from simple to sophisticated. Scarves are practical for keeping you warm in the winter, but also add a trendy touch to a fall, spring, or summer outfit. Buying new scarves […]
One project can transform your space in minutes. Whether you are adding some window treatments that immediately make you room appear larger or just sewing up a small pillow for a pop of color, do it yourself home décor can easily turn your space from drab to fab. Unlike many DIY home décor enthusiasts, you […]