Category Archives: Crafts

petal-dyed yarn

A couple weeks ago, my mom drove up from Houston with a paper bag of freshly-picked blossoms and a jar of alum, and told me we were going to dye with flowers. Although I color things occasionally with fiber-reactive dyes, … Continue reading

Posted on by Jessica in Crafts | 4 Comments

covers and wraps

Somewhere on the list of things I worry about is my personal contribution of trash to the world. I try not get too fixated on it, but I can’t help feeling a tinge of guilt every time I throw away … Continue reading

Posted on by Jessica in Crafts, Home | Leave a comment

7

August was our seventh wedding anniversary. Although I started this yearly project with the intention of hand-making each gift, a lack of things like woodworking skills or access to a blacksmithing forge forced me to rethink that objective, and I … Continue reading

Posted on by Jessica in Crafts, Life | 2 Comments

hand bags

Last month, I gave my mom and sisters some hand bags. I was only thinking about how much I like hand motifs when I decided to make these, and the pun was a bonus. They’re identical in construction to the … Continue reading

Posted on by Jessica in Crafts, Sewing | 1 Comment

things lately

          After I finally finished weaving, serging, and hemming those dishtowels, I realized I forgot to account for how much the non-mercerized cotton would shrink in the wash. As soon as I took them out of … Continue reading

Posted on by Jessica in Crafts, Food, Home, Links, Soap, Weaving | Leave a comment

baby things

Some dear friends of ours are expecting, and I could not be more excited! They are awesome people who deserve equally awesome baby gifts, so I bought some soft yarn and some velvety pigskin suede and got to work. The … Continue reading

Posted on by Jessica in Crafts, Links, Sewing | 2 Comments

around our house

      To celebrate my reunion with our stolen camera, I snapped a few shots from around the house today. I got a few small projects completed recently, but it’s been challenging to make a dent in my to-do … Continue reading

Posted on by Jessica in Crafts, Home | 2 Comments

a little bit of christmas

Back in December I promised a whole slew of posts about the presents I crafted this year, and I’m sorry to say I don’t have much to show. Don’t get me wrong– I painted, sewed, silk screened, and knitted my … Continue reading

Posted on by Jessica in Crafts, Life | 2 Comments

year four

It’s been a while, folks. The reason for this lengthy hiatus from blogging was a desire to update with a post about Nick’s anniversary present– which, had everything gone as planned, would have been a pair of wooden glasses– and … Continue reading

Posted on by Jessica in Crafts, Life | 4 Comments

brass cuff

          I spent most of Friday and Saturday sawing, drilling, filing, and hammering this cuff into shape. My mom admired a similar bracelet while we were out shopping last month, and when I got home, I … Continue reading

Posted on by Jessica in Crafts | 3 Comments