The Gay Sweater

It’s been a long time since an act of craftivism has thoroughly gripped me. Check out The Gay Sweater, made from the donated hair of over a hundred gay people. As the group that made it says on their website: The Gay Sweater project teaches us that words like...
National Craft Month: Class and Ebook Sale!

National Craft Month: Class and Ebook Sale!

March is all about making, and Craftsy’s put all their classes on sale through Monday, March 16th. My beginner crochet class is included, of course! (I’m currently hard at work preparing to film a follow-up class at Craftsy next week, so now would be a...
Bath Fizzies: Fun for Kids and Grown-ups (with Recipe!)

Bath Fizzies: Fun for Kids and Grown-ups (with Recipe!)

Owen’s been home sick , poor guy, and yesterday morning, when he was feeling pretty alright instead of a flushed, exhausted mess, we made our favourite thing: bath fizzies. It’s such a fun and messy – but not too messy – thing to do, and the pay-off lasts...
#yearofmaking #2: Week 3

#yearofmaking #2: Week 3

Over the course of the third week of my second year of making, my days ranged from one extreme on the make-o-metre to the other. On one day I spent a couple of hours making soap; on the next I spent a few minutes cutting that soap. One day I made cookies with my kid....
Homemade Deodorant, Part I

Homemade Deodorant, Part I

It’s a slippery slope, you guys. Once I started making soap, eventually everything I put on my body seemed like a no-brainer to just make myself. I no longer buy soap, obviously, or shampoo, or lip balm. I’m getting there with lotion, too. For quite a...