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SPRING KNITTING PLANS

April 22, 2016
Knitting

Spring Knitting Plans Following up from my Winter Knitting Plans, the past few months have been very productive, with the exception of the last two weeks. An injury earlier in the month, and now sewing projects, have cut into my knitting time (and blogging time), but now that I’m feeling better, my knitting desire has come back full force! Here is a recap of what I accomplished from my winter plans, what I’m working on now, and what I’ll be…

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MAKEOLOGY 2016

April 19, 2016
Makeology 2016

A Review of Makeology 2016 This past Saturday, April 16 at The Cotton Factory in Hamilton, Makeology 2016 was a really well-attended event celebrating handmade, local goods and guess who was there? Yours truly! I made my way to Makeology with my partner in crime Dana to experience this creative craft fair. A Bit of Background on Makeology… Makeology, which started only 3 years ago was originally an online Facebook group that brought like-minded makers or makeologists together. The community of talented artists ranged from soap…

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Crafts DIY Holidays Home & Décor

FRESH CHRISTMAS WREATH

December 2, 2015
Wreath

It’s December! This means majority of us are in full holiday mode, putting up Christmas decorations and checking items off the shopping list. We’ve had our Christmas lights up outside since mid-November, with no other decor up. Normally I purchase a fresh wreath for our front door from Costco or one of the local garden nurseries. This year I decided to try and make my own. As I mentioned in our November Favourites post yesterday, Ryan and I always cut…

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DIY SOY CANDLES

November 25, 2015
DIY Candles

An easy tutorial for DIY soy candles. We both love candles, especially soy and beeswax. But the one downside is they can be quite expensive and hard to find. We try to stay away from paraffin wax, which contains carcinogens and pollutes the air in your home. Soy candles are made from soybeans, and do not release any toxins. There is some great information here going into further detail, and natural alternatives to you can look for. During the cooler…

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Holidays Living Travel

HOLIDAYS: PLACES TO VISIT

November 20, 2015
Holidays

5 festive and fun places to visit during the holidays in Hamilton. One of the best things about the holidays is getting out to wonderful festivals and events in the area. We are so lucky to be in Hamilton where so many of these festivities take place. It’s time to get out your calendar and mark down some of these dates, because these events will get you in the Christmas spirit. From historical sites to crafts, we have 5 suggestions…

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HOLIDAYS: HANDMADE CHRISTMAS GIFTS

November 13, 2015
Christmas decoration

8 DIY handmade gifts inspirations for the Holidays! With the holidays approaching, it is time to begin checking off that Christmas list. And because we love crafts, what better way to complete this task then by making some special, unique, handmade gifts! If you are stuck for ideas, we are sharing some of our favourite DIY handmade items we’ll be gifting this year. Dana Body Scrub A few years ago I made this chocolate coconut sugar scrub from How Sweet…

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NEW CRAFTING ADVENTURES

November 3, 2015
DIY-Projects

Taking on a few new crafting hobbies this month! It’s the beginning of a new month and that usually means I’m close to starting a new knitting project. The fall sweater knit along at my local yarn shop will be wrapping up in two weeks, so I’m knitting away trying to get the last of the pieces knit. Rather than starting a new project, I’ll be working on a couple gifts and some other new activities I thought I’d share…

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WHY WE LOVE CRAFTING

September 25, 2015
Crafting

Why we enjoy crafting and how we make it a rewarding hobby. Dana When I was small one of my favourite activities was crafting. I’ve always had a passion for it, but in the last two years it has really taken off. This includes mostly knitting, sewing, and baking (I go all out for Christmas cookies!). No matter what activity I’m doing, it is always relaxing. Crafting is an outlet to help put frustrations aside and focus on something I…

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NATURAL DYEING

September 3, 2015
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As a knitter and sewer, I’ve always been interested in dyeing fabrics and yarn. A local fabric and creative space shop here in Hamilton runs several classes and courses for all sorts of crafty things, and the natural dyeing class was one I’d had my eye on for a while. This summer I finally had the opportunity to sign up, and boy oh boy did I ever love it! The studio is on a rooftop in the middle of the…

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