Crafts Sewing

Mostly Finished Sewing Objects

Recently I mostly finished sewing two garments. I say mostly because they have some finishing touches left that I’m putting off because they also both have fit issues. I’m still very much a beginner at sewing, and even more so at garment sewing. I have a lot to learn and that includes how to fix […]

DIY Soap and body care

My First Soap! – DIY Cold-process Vegan Palm-free Soapmaking

I made my first batch of cold-process soap! I even lived to tell about it! I had an afternoon one Sunday when my husband was home to entertain the toddler, and I figured I spent enough time talking about soap and reading about soap and buying soap supplies that it was time – nay, beyond […]

Finished Objects Home Decor Sewing

FO – Basic Patchwork Quilt in Bonnie and Camille Smitten Fabric

After letting it sit around for six months with just the binding left to be done, I finished a quilt! It’s a very basic patchwork quilt in gorgeous fabric from Bonnie and Camille’s Smitten line.  This is the first finished piece I’ve sewn that I can look at without only seeing my mistakes (I see […]

DIY Soap and body care

Ingredients for Beginner DIY Soap and Body Care

Did anyone else panic buy anything super weird during lockdown? My panic buy was all the ingredients and equipment I would need to make all the soap and body care products my family could ever need. I realize now this was wholly unnecessary, but when I saw the empty soap shelf at my grocery store, […]

Garden

Tour of my First-Year Raised Bed and Container Garden – Complete with Beginner’s Mistakes

I am a very beginner gardener with a first-year vegetable and herb garden, and WHOO BOY do I have a lot to say about it. Now that we’re about halfway through the season, my cinder block raised garden bed and container garden are blooming, flowering, and producing vegetables. They are also filled with tons of […]

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