Finger Knit Yarn Gift Bows

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I love these easy finger knit yarn gift bows. What a festive way to give your hostess or holiday gifts a handmade, lush feel. I like to make these easy candied nuts for giving. I make a huge batch and package them up to have on hand to grab as I run out the door. READ MORE

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Embroidered Monogram Napkins

Here is the embroidered monogram part of my napkin/napkin ring project. Yesterday, I showed you how to make the napkin rings. This tutorial is for the embroidered monogram on each one.  I love the simple personalized touch this adds to a holiday table. Embroidering napkins for the holiday has the added benefit of labeling napkins READ MORE

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No-Sew Braided Yarn Napkin Rings

These braided yarn napkin rings are one of those projects that had no plan until I was playing with yarn and boom! I happened upon a project I love. In fact, I had planned pressed metal, copper  napkin rings (also very pretty – will show later!). But, I’ve been arm knitting with this gorgeous 100% READ MORE

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7 Ways to Get a Snow Day

So, you want to have a snow day? We have great news for you! Follow all these instructions to the letter and you will ensure yourself (most likely) a snow day! At least there is a crew of people here in this house wanting the very thing. This “How to Get a Snow Day” list READ MORE


Felt and Leather Laptop Cases To Make You Swoon

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like my whole life is on my laptop.  The last time I said that out loud though, my kids looked at me a bit askance. I tried to apologize and retract, but the damage was done, they throw it back in my face regularly.  Sigh . READ MORE

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Chunky Arm Knit Blanket Pattern

I’m so thrilled to share this fabulous Chunky Arm Knit Blanket Pattern with you! I could not have been happier with how this luscious, lofty throw turned out. Don’t you absolutely want to just dive in!  If you love it, there are three options to have it: the pattern, the kit, or on a limited READ MORE

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DIY Gold Ribbon Stamped Place Cards

Gold stamped place cards, yes please! When I was young, I had a napkin ring with my initials engraved in it. It came out of the buffet in the dining room for holidays and special occasions. I remember it shining in the candlelight atop my plate with an actual fabric napkin in it (what? no READ MORE

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Mini Holiday Wreath DIY

I saw bunches of Bittersweet Vine the other day at Whole Foods. I was immediately smitten and knew they would make for a beautiful Holiday Wreath DIY.  I’ve never worked with Bittersweet Vine before, but the mixture of yellow and red amidst the falling leaves as we lean in towards the holidays brightened my post-Halloween READ MORE


The Great American Pouf Tour Week 4

Well, this is it! It’s the last week of The Great American Pouf Tour celebrating Knitting Without Needles and trust me, it does not disappoint.  I was overwhelmed by the stunning photographs shared by these four talented bloggers.  Before we get to the juicy, poufy love, some announcements: Just because the tour is over, doesn’t READ MORE