projects

  • make your own: origami folder.

    I’ve been encouraging folks to skip physical presents in favor of experiential ones for long enough to know that sometimes the barrier to folks following through with the idea lies in the presentation. It’s…

    December 1, 2021 2 Comments
  • make your own: canvas advent calendar.

    When Rose first made these simple canvas wall caddies, I knew we were going to have do a little advent calendar variation. Sure enough, as soon as we first shared the project, readers wrote…

    November 23, 2021 12 Comments
  • giving: a kumihimo cord.

    In today’s handmade gift guide, a few favorite ideas for making Japanese kumihimo cords from a variety of materials and offering them as a handmade gift during the holidays, or anytime… A little kit for making:…

    November 19, 2021 7 Comments
  • giving: a canvas wall caddy.

    In today’s handmade gift guide, a few favorite ideas for making canvas wall caddies and offering them as a handmade gift during the holidays, or anytime… A little kit for making: If you’re not up to the…

    November 18, 2021 5 Comments
  • giving: simple cloth coasters.

    In today’s handmade gift guide, a few favorite ideas for making simple cloth coasters and offering them as a handmade gift during the holidays, or anytime… A little kit for making: If you’re not…

    November 17, 2021 3 Comments
  • giving: a floral twine string dispenser.

    Rose conceived of this basket made from paper-wrapped wire for being the perfect spot to stash yarn and string and keep it tidy during projects, but its usefulness and loveliness doesn’t end there. In…

    November 16, 2021 2 Comments
  • giving: cardboard gifts for kids.

    Say it with me: This year, we’re giving the gift of cardboard to kids and they’re going to love it. Rose and I have taken inspiration from some of our favorite kids’ toys and…

    November 15, 2021 15 Comments
  • make your own: block stamps.

    I have a mostly hate/hate relationship with the amount of craft foam that comes into my house via kids crafting these days, so it took me some convincing to run this craft. But once…

    November 8, 2021 16 Comments
  • giving: supplies for making.

    Everyone’s talking about supply chains and gearing up early for the holiday season this year, and no doubt with good reason. I ordered tiny lobster claw clasps sometime mid-September and they’ve yet to arrive.…

    November 4, 2021 11 Comments