Sewing Shirts: How to Sew a Simple Summer Top

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Sewing |

The Kimono Top pattern by Salme is an excellent project for all kinds of sewers. It's great for experienced sewers because it's quick to make and works well with more challenging fabrics like silk or chiffon, but the pattern is equally great for a beginner because the construction is so simple! If you appreciate more visual instruction, we can work through this pattern together with my simple summer shirt tutorial. Read more

Crochet Basics: How to Turn Your Work and Fasten Off

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Crocheting |

When you're just starting out in crochet, some things can seem confusing but really just need a little bit of explaining on the why and how. Turning in crochet can seem perplexing. And fastening off even more so. Understanding how to turn in crochet and how to fasten off in crochet will help make your time crocheting more efficient, and result in a project that looks professional and consistent. Read more

Prime-Time Sweetness: 7 Fun TV Show Cakes

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Cake Decorating |

There are a number of creative ways to create a cake inspired by your favorite show, from riffs on the show logo to treats which include characters or motifs from the show. Here are some amazing examples of TV themed cakes inspired by shows from drama to comedy to even reality shows. Read more

Forget Me Knots: Hand Quilting Knots

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Quilting |

Are you looking for a fun and easy alternative to hand quilting, or are you ready to try a different quilting technique for finishing a quilt. Using knots in quilting is a great alternative to machine-quilting or hand-quilting your quilt. Learn how to quilt by tying knots with these great tips! Read more

Knitting a Cowl: Creative Design Ideas

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Knitting |

Thinking of designing a cowl? Here are some creative design ideas for you to consider. From color to embellishments, there are a ton of ways to make a cowl pattern especially yours. Read more

Sharpen Your Skills: 4 Watercolor Pencil Techniques

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Fine Art | Comments

Watercolor pencils look the same as regular colored pencils and can be used the same way.But, the real magic happens when water is added transforming the pencils and causing them to behave like watercolor paint. Here are a few ideas and techniques you can try with this exciting and versatile medium! Read more

5 Key Elements to Perfect Backgrounds for Wedding Photos

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Photography |

Backgrounds can make or break your wedding portraits. You want something that's not too complicated, not too colorful, but just right. Here's how to find the perfect wedding portrait background that makes sense for the composition and your couple. Read more