No-Sew Free Felt Animal Mask Patterns


These felt animal mask patterns make last-minute Halloween costumes a breeze. The masks need only felt, elastic, a cereal box and my free PDF patterns below. Add a t-shirt and leggings and you’re done. These felt masks will be featured today on my local Fox news station, Channel 2, today in the 4:00 news hour.  Squee! READ MORE


Travel To A Cotswolds Cottage in England

I wanted to share a little about my family’s recent travels to a darling 1640s Cotswolds cottage in the village of Biddestone, England. First, I love staying in Airbnbs when we travel because staying in a home instead of a hotel emerges you into the experience of being somewhere. Furthermore, this Cotswolds cottage was absolutely charming. I wanted to show you READ MORE


Mid-Century Style Counter Stools from Rove

I’m in love with our new Norman Mid-Century Style Counter Stools from Rove. Many of you know that we moved into a new house a few months ago. One of the critical areas that needed furniture was our new and beautiful kitchen island. You can’t have a big island like this without a stylish and comfortable place to sit! As READ MORE


Make a Fabulous DIY Embellished Jean Jacket

You’re going to love this fun DIY embellished jean jacket. Denim makes a fabulous, neutral back drop for almost any sort of decoration. As a result, the possibilities are endless. Make this embellished jean jacket personalized for the perfect back-to-school addition to your wardrobe. I wish I could show you my brainstorming notebook of all the fun things I wanted to add to READ MORE


Life is Better With A Little Me Time. Seriously!

Does this back to school thing have you as crazy as I am? With three kids getting older (all 5th to 8th grade!), it seems like things just get nuttier and busier with every passing day. You add to that my newly signed book contract (yay!), and you have an Anne that’s feeling a tad READ MORE

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Get Excited, I’m Writing My Second Book!

Yay! I’m so excited to announce that I have just signed the contract and will be writing my second book with Potter Craft (Penguin Random House).  I feel honored that they have entrusted another collection of beautiful craft works to my hands. My mind spins with all the possibilities! Can you tell from the photos what I READ MORE


12 Inspiring Icelandic Sweater Patterns

I recently returned from Iceland, where I was unbelievably inspired by gorgeous Icelandic sweater patterns, or Lopapeysa. The Lopapeysas are charactaerized by beautifully patterned yokes done in a charming mixture of colors. The wool the Icelandic use, lopi, is made from Icelandic sheep and contains both wind hairs and fleece. Lopi is remarkable in that it is not spun, so READ MORE

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New! DIY Finger Knitting Trimmed Pillow

Good news! I have a new DIY finger knitting trimmed pillow tutorial for you, plus a new partnership with KOEL Magazine to tell you all about. KOEL Magazine is the brain child of the beautifully stylish design blog, so that means it’s bound to be gorgeous! KOEL Magazine celebrates crafting with yarn to create a stylish home. I am READ MORE


Crochet Stones How To Video Class with Anne Weil

Sharing this crochet stones class with you makes me so happy.  People ask me about making crochet stones and for a tutorial to explain exactly how all the time! Now, you, too, can learn how to make these beautiful keepsakes, and through a gorgeous video class. In the Creativebug video, I walk you through exactly how to do READ MORE

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Fabulous Family Travel to Paris and Iceland

We just returned from incredible family travel to Iceland, Paris and Bruges. I adore traveling internationally, and it’s been over 10 years since I’ve been across the pond, and never with the kids. We have been planning a trip to Europe for years, but put it off multiple times for a move, my book and another move! Once we looked at costs for our original READ MORE

Marled Crochet Clutch Pattern by Anne Weil of Flax & Twine

Get it Now! Marled Crochet Clutch Pattern

Silky, sleek and marled to perfection, this clutch will become your favorite accessory. Stunning with heels and a pair of jeans, or just right with your favorite white sundress, this easy-to-make crochet clutch will be so fab, you’ll want to use this crochet clutch pattern to make one in every color. This simple crochet clutch came READ MORE

Fox Pinata DIY and Party by Anne Weil of Flax & Twine

Easy to Make Arctic Fox Pinata DIY and Party

Allie has developed a new obsession with Arctic Foxes. As a result, she wanted a Fox Piñata DIY and party for her 11th birthday. First, she promised she would help with “every little bit!” Next, she was full of creative ideas for how to pull it off.  I simply couldn’t resist. I have a full photo tutorial for READ MORE


Twelve Super Simple Summer Knitting Patterns

Have you been on the hunt for simple summer knitting pattners? Look no farther! This week my family and I travel to Europe for two weeks with stops in Iceland, Paris and Bruges. Right now, you can find us bouncing up and down with excitement over here! Its been over 14 years since I traveled in Europe, and the thought READ MORE


Save $600 With Professional Hair Color At Home

I’m smiling this big for a reason. I just discovered eSalon and found an easy way to save $600 a year by touching up my roots at home instead of at the salon. eSalon gives you professional hair color at home with ease! I don’t share a ton of products and services with you guys, but this one READ MORE

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Floral Embroidery Patterns for Dishtowels

With the summer heat, I tend to put away my knitting in exchange for lighter and more transportable crafts. These simple floral embroidery patterns pair my making urge with the demands of the summer heat and travel. I love having a simple embroidery project at hand for lazy afternoons with a lemonade or extended car rides READ MORE

Rick Rack Ribbing How to

Rick Rack Ribbing How To

I love these two versions of Rick Rack Ribbing, otherwise known as Zig Zag Ribbing. Not only is it fun to say (c’mon, try saying it 10 times . . . “rick rack ribbing, rick rack ribbing. . . “) Am I right? This stitch pattern is also fun to look at. Rick Rack Ribbing READ MORE

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Life on Elm Street – Getting Situated

Whew! I’m totally crazy getting situated in my new home on Elm Street. I thought the end of the school year was nuts. I wasn’t thinking about the fact that I’d be moving to a new house the first week after school let out.  I must blank out the pain of all those boxes every READ MORE

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Arm Knit Basket Pattern Featured in Taproot

I’m so thrilled to share my new Arm Knit Basket pattern. It is featured this month in Taproot Magazine. Included are two different arm knit basket sizes, large and small. I  think the baskets turned out beautifully. Plus, it’s such an easy pattern to make. You have to give it a whirl! What a stunning READ MORE

10 Best Modern Counter Stools

10 Best Modern Counter Stools – Life on Elm St

Last month, I wrote about our new home on Elm Street. Our move-in date is this Friday, and amidst the thousands of things that need to get done, I’m thinking that having modern counter stools in place at the kitchen island should rank somewhere near the top of the list. The kitchen and the island are the heart of READ MORE


Arm Knit Throw Pillow Video Class

I have a new Arm Knit Throw Pillow video class up at Creativebug! These throw pillows are designed smaller than the ones in my book, so they fit your couch or bed perfectly!  In the class, I walk you through everything, including how to cast on, how to knit, how to stop in the middle and READ MORE


Six Swoon-Worthy Modern Quilts

I love modern quilts and have since I was a little girl. I especially love quilts with a lot of white space – not surprising! Though I covet them, I have never gotten around to making one myself. It’s on the list, though! I’ve been seeing so many stunning modern quilts lately that I wanted to share READ MORE

Dishtowel Utility Apron Pattern by Anne Weil | Flax & Twine

Best Dishtowel Utility Apron Pattern

Finally designed! The best (and cutest) dishtowel utility apron pattern PDF you can find! If you’ve ever taken a class with me, you know that I cannot hang on to my scissors to save my life, or my tape measure, or pens, or pencils or cable needles, or crochet hooks. Yes, the list goes on!  For years, READ MORE

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Life on Elm Street – A New Home

There is big news around the Weil household – we’ve found a new home! As some of you know, my family moved from Baltimore, MD to Denver, CO last August due to my husband’s career. We’ve been living in a rental house since then. I’m thrilled to announce that we’ve found a beautiful, modern home that READ MORE

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Lazy Days Lounger Arm Knit Pillow Pattern

I am so excited to share this new arm knit pillow pattern, Lazy Days, with you. I don’t think it could have a better name! Lazy Days and lots of lounging will certainly be plentiful with this pillow in your home.  You can find the pattern in this month’s issue of Mollie Makes, Issue 65. My children fell READ MORE

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DIY Finger Knit Rope Trivet Tutorial

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! I thought this quick DIY Finger Knit Rope Trivet would hit the spot for an easy, yet beautiful project for the kids to make. Or, who are we kidding? Just make one for yourself! I love the trivet’s simplicity and natural feel that the rope lends this project. The best part READ MORE