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D20 Wood Burnt Art

I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I love DnD. It’s a fantasy world where you can become anyone and have adventures that exist only in one’s mind. And I’m not the only person in my family with the love for the game. So, I decided to make a piece of wood burnt art in the classic DnD writing style with one of my favorite says “There are 20 sides to every story”. It takes many hands to make a story and there is no such this as objective truth. Also, D20’s are a staple in DnD. Continue Reading →

Craft, Yarn

2022 Temperature Shawl

I recently became aware of temperature scarves and blankets where each row is the temperature of a day and the project lasts the entire year. This makes the whole project 365 rows long which makes a great length for a project. Since I live in an area of rapid climate shifts, I thought this would be cool to show in knitting. It’s a fun way to capture how it can be a high of 28°F one day and then watch it increase to a high of 72°F the next. Cleveland is a weird place y’all. But instead of doing a scarf or a blanket, I decided to do a shawl! This seemed like a fun idea because the number of stitches in a row increases and keeps count with the day. Although I’m a little worried about what it will look like at the end of the year! Below is the pattern for the shawl I plan to use so for those knitters out there, join me to make a fun 2022 project! Continue Reading →

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Glitter Candle Holders

Glitter is my arch nemesis. It gets everywhere, stays on everything, and nothing will ever make it go away. So, what do I do? I decide to use it in a project! One of the great things about the epoxy/glitter combination is that the glitter is completely encased in the epoxy. No extra mess once the project is done! I love the combination of a clear epoxy and glitter because the shine is really brought to the forefront and adds that flicker of sparkle underneath the candlelight. Continue Reading →

Craft, Yarn

Knitted Meeple

Looking around the internet, I couldn’t find any patterns for knitted meeples that I really liked. So, the next logical step, was to make my own! This patterned turned out to be much more complex than I had anticipated, and I made some extra work for myself by trying to avoid sewing but I’ll get into that later. I absolutely love the result and it’s such a great accent piece and mini pillow! I can’t wait to accidentally leave it somewhere and find my cat trying to fit perfectly on top of it. The estimated time for this project is probably not accurate because I knitted this over several days. Continue Reading →

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Tin Series – Tea Caddy

I am someone who doesn’t drink coffee. I don’t like the taste and I don’t need the caffeine. But I do love to have a hot drink in the morning. Sometimes I can’t find the right tea to drink when I’m on the road. I end up carrying around tea with me but I don’t like allowing my tea to be exposed to the air. Exposed tea loses its flavor. Making a Tea “Caddy” out of a tin seemed like the logical solution. Continue Reading →

Craft

Mini Yarn Skein Charm

I have the heart of a knitter. Knitting has been a part of my life since I was in middle school, and I got in trouble for crafting during class throughout high school and sometime even in college. I wanted to make some sort of charm for knitters! It’s unlimited in color and stack size. These charms work well as pendants or as keychains. Don’t feel like making your own? You can order these on my Etsy and customize the colors! Continue Reading →

Craft, Fabric

Zippered Pouch

I often have to travel for work, but I don’t ever want work to keep me from the board games I enjoy playing nightly. That’s why I travel with two laptops: one for work and one for running tabletop simulator. But double laptops can often mean double trouble as I have to carry around two chargers and make sure I have all the right supplies for each system. And one trip, I didn’t. I forgot the charger for one of my laptops and I was devastated thinking I wouldn’t be able to play board games all week. So, in my stubbornness, I went out and bought a new laptop charger. Now, you might be thinking (and rightfully so) what they heck does this have to do with a zippered pouch? The new charger I got had removeable heads and no case to keep all of the parts together. Therefore, I decided I should make my own to keep everything in one place. Where I won’t lose it. A zippered pouch is the perfect solution for keeping everything in together and it looks super cute! Continue Reading →

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Sea glass and Epoxy

Living near the great lake means I have a large container of sea glass. My pockets always end up being full after every trip I take to the beach. But I didn't want to just keep them sitting in a bowl in the corner of a room, collecting dust. So I decided to see what type of art I could make by encasing the glass in epoxy! I wanted to make a nautical piece since sea glass naturally reminds me of the water. Continue Reading →

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Tin Series – Cord Storage

One of the best things about tins is they provide awesome organization without needing to put in a lot of effort! I was cleaning up my office when I came across my cord drawer. Apparently, I have shoved all the cords I use on a semi-regular basis into one drawer and just hoped for the best. Even looking at it makes me cringe! I decided to clean up the area by using a tin solution. Instead of doing a lot of crafting for this project, I did more computer design work and all files are available at the end of the post! Continue Reading →

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Eyrie Meeple

My love of Root (a game of woodland might and right) continues to grow and now I’m working my way through all the factions to create a collection of giant meeples! The Eyrie gets to take center stage this time! Same process, different pictures. This meeple is made entirely of wood and holds to the 8-inch standard that I’ve apparently set for myself. I’m not going to lie, the Eyrie meeple was one of the easier meeples to make as it didn’t have too many sharp turns or narrow spaces. Continue Reading →

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Tin Series – Travel Crafting Case

I love exploring the potential for organization and tins really do provide a great starting point. I was recently traveling when I felt a sharp pain after sticking my hand into my bag. As I pulled my hand out, I found my hand profusely bleeding as my fingers had grazed over the crafting scissors that I carry on me. And I thought – there has got to be a better solution for this! So why not make a traveling crafting kit? This way I can bring all the supplies I need while keeping myself safe! Continue Reading →

Craft, Fabric

Pocket Handwarmers

After sewing some bigger projects, I often have a lot of scrap fabric let over that feels too small to do anything with. And then it hit me. Why not make handwarmers? I am someone who always complains that it's cold and will sleep with two or three blankets at night. And, unfortunately, my hands are no exception. Whenever I am typing or using my hands, I often feel that the circulation in my fingers becomes nearly non-existent. I have watched my fingers turn purple! So, why not combine my fabric scraps to make something that will help keep my hands warm? Continue Reading →