Archive for 'Easter'
This mini basket pattern is inspired by my Great Grandma who used to crochet little baskets around butter tubs for the little girls in the family. Read on for the pattern and happy stitching!
I’ve been wanting to try dyeing eggs with silk ties for a couple years now, so I thought it was time to cut up the ties I’ve been tripping over in my craft room and my daughter Amelia agreed. So we recruited Amelia’s sister, Abby, to help out, experimented at home and then headed to [...]
We’ve been hard at work on issue 6 of the magazine and very happy to report that we’ll be picking it up from the printer March 23. You can reserve your copy here. This issue is packed with people and projects that I hope will inspire hours of creative time this spring. We’re covering everything [...]
CraftSanity On TV: A Felted Easter Egg Craft For You And a Wikki Stix Egg Decorating Idea For The Kids
Easter is coming up fast and I wanted to add some new decorations to the mix this year. I did some wet felting experiments that involved felting roving around plastic eggs wrapped with duct tape (to kept the wool from slipping off the plastic). I lightly felted the wool around the eggs by hand, then [...]
We’re working on a wet felted Easter project today at the CraftSanity headquarters. This is our first wet felted project since investing in a front loader washing machine, so it’s all very experimental. My goal is to successfully complete the project without busting the machine. Have any of you done any wet felting with wool [...]
Wow do I love to crochet! I just finished another Easter basket while we were watching “Toy Story 3″ with the kids. I used the crochet pattern by Maria Stout that is on page 16 of CraftSanity Magazine Issue 2. (You can download the magazine pdf for $3.99 on the left sidebar of this site [...]
Hello. I hope you’re having a lovely day. It’s sunny and bright here in West Michigan, making for a very nice Easter holiday. I made this carrot candy bag out of polar fleece and hoped to make a dozen more before today’s festivities, but no such luck. I found the pattern designed by Wendi Gratz [...]
The nice folks at PAAS sent me some egg decorating kits for today’s craft segment on “Take Five & Company.” The kits include neon dyes and cute stickers to make eggs that look like monsters and fish. Since these egg dyeing kits are self-explanatory, I’ll focus on showing you how I use these dyes to [...]
Happy Spring, everyone! It’s snowing here in West Michigan. And waking up to a blanket of white was a crushing blow after we were spoiled by nearly a week of sunny, spring weather. Ah, well, those of us who live in Michigan are used to this kind of teasing by Mother Nature. We often complain [...]
From co-workers and readers, to kindred spirits I’ve never met, this week’s craft TV segment on Take Five & Company was inspired by several creative people. This great fabric egg tutorial by Retro Mama, Kim Kruzich, of Madison, Wisconsin caught my eye when I was surfing for Easter craft inspiration online. I whipped up a [...]
Many of us reuse our Easter baskets year after year, but we don’t always have an extra basket on hand to give as a gift. And who wants to spend money on a basket the recipient will stash away in the attic or maybe donate to Goodwill? Not me. So building on my previous post [...]