Heart Notebooks + Japanese Book Binding Tutorial

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I’m so excited to bring another Japanese Book Binding Tutorial for you! This one with a Valentine’s Day twist. This book binding is called the Noble binding, and is a little bit easier than the Hemp Binding, which I showed you last year. I adore these handmade notebooks. My daughter is a note writer. She READ MORE

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Crochet Heart Garland Tutorial

Here is the crochet heart garland tutorial you guys have been clamoring for ever since I shared the crochet star tute. I love these sweet little mini hearts. I’ve hooked them up in a miniature size here, but you can vary that however you want.  Simply follow the same pattern and increase the hook and READ MORE


Pretty in Pink Paintings

Do you ever have those times where all your interests seem to flow a certain color way? It seems to me I’m in a pink sort of mood, like these pink paintings. My pins are trending pink and my material selections are trending pink. I usually notice these trends in my art pins first. These READ MORE

Top 10 Projects Of 2015

Well, I couldn’t resist. The Top 10 Projects of 2015 posts out there are so much fun!  I was so curious to see what has been your favorites this year.  The list below are the top 10 most visited projects or patterns from Flax & Twine this year. I was pleased that it’s about half READ MORE

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Slip Stitch Knitting Pattern How To: Trellis Double Slip Stitch

The Trellis Double Slip Stitch is a slip stitch knitting pattern that adds a lovely, subtle texture to a knit fabric. You can learn how to knit it in a jiffy! Imagine this Trellis Double Slip Stitch knit in place of stockinette for a crew neck or cardigan – adorable! Adding simple slip stitch knitting READ MORE


Believe in Bountiful

Sometimes it’s hard for me to believe how fast the years are rolling by. This time of year comes around and I am a bit stupefied. My brain overflows with all the things I want to resolve to do in the coming year. I am awash with feelings that I wish I had done better the READ MORE

Bakers Twine Gift Wrap Ideas and DIY

Darby Smart + Gap Bakers Twine Gift Wrap Kit

Oh boy! We’re coming to the end here. It’s time to start wrapping those gifts! We’re heading to Minneapolis for the holiday later today, so this is the beginning of a two week break for me! Yay! Before I go, though, I have some fun little bakers twine gift wrap ideas for you. The materials READ MORE

Crochet Star Garland

Simple Crochet Star Garland Tutorial

I adore this simple Crochet Star Garland. I started playing with star shapes the other day and knew I had to make this garland to share. I wanted a mix of both large and small stars for variety. I also didn’t want the stars too “yarn-y.” The natural hemp yarn looks perfect with my favorite READ MORE

Arm Knit Blanket Kits from Flax & Twine

Knit Blanket Kits, Vogue Knitting Live + Giveaway

I have a great giveaway and a bunch of exciting announcements for you guys! I have three new hand knit/ arm knit blanket kits available in my shop, including the yummy cable knit blanket above from my book. So luscious and lovely for these cold, snowy days! In addition, I am teaching all the skills to READ MORE

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Holiday Window Painting Made Easy

Don’t you always find holiday window painting so charming? Especially in white? I’ve always wanted to do it in my home for Christmas, but it always seemed so involved. I thought it would require someone with more special skills than I and paint, ugh!  Well, this year, a bunch of serendipitous circumstances made it all READ MORE