grown up creativity: Make it a #BuyHandmadeHoliday

It’s that time of year. Shopping and Gift Giving.  If you are looking for thoughtful, unique gifts for your family and friends, think handmade!  This weekend, peruse  The Handmade Collective group on Facebook for some great one of a kind gifts that are made from the heart:

And for this weekend only, November 29-December 1, use this discount code to make your purchases!

Handmade Postcard

Follow The Handmade Collective on Twitter:  @HandmadeCollect  and use the hashtag #BuyHandmadeHoliday



grown up creativity: exploring crafting options – knitting and crocheting

A little dexterity is helpful in working with ...

A little dexterity is helpful in working with knitting needles (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This summer, I’ve decided to throw my hat into the crafting ring and recently, I have been researching knitting.  I learned how to crochet


long ago from my father and my grandmother, however, I never learned how to knit.  I also ran across two great websites:


The Knitting Guild Association


Ravelry – a free site for knitters and crocheters




I have started and stopped a many crochet projects. I fully intend to become engaged with these groups and to join my local knitting group.  My real goal is to actually complete a project and I figure joining a group will be the perfect solution to my procrastination.


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