Handmade Day #5: Asymmetrical Baggy Hat for Girls

Anything would look pretty on this little girl! Paloma models this asymmetrical hat for girls, a one-of-a-kind, sweet little design that would be perfect for keeping someone you love warm this winter. Click the image to see hats, journals, jewelry, and more on our etsy shop, and stay posted for new items we are posting…

Handmade Day #4: Josephine Knot Guitar String Bracelet (Women’s)

Rock and Roll with just the right amount of sweetness and sincerity. Randy makes these beautiful bracelets, using a Celtic lover’s knot called The Josephine Knot. Click the image to check it out and lots of other cool handmade stuff in our etsy shop. We are posting new items every day for our 15 Days…

Handmade Day #3: The Baby Bear Hat

Just try to resist this little face. Kells, my living teddy bear, models today’s handmade item. Click on the image to see more pics and to browse my etsy shop. I am making new, one-of-a-kind items every day for the 15 Days of Handmade.

Handmade Day #2: The Snowball Hat and The Marigold Hat

Today I made a couple of hats–a child’s hat (modeled here by the lovely Rosie), and an adult-sized burnt orange hat with soft yellow trim. Click on the photo to take a look at my etsy shop and see jewelry, handmade books, and hats. More coming every day for the remaining 15 Days of Handmade…

15 Days of Handmade: Etsy Shop Reopens

Our etsy shop is back up and running!  Today I posted several new items–some hats, journals, and Randy’s awesome guitar string bracelets.   In celebration of the holidays, of friendship, love, and glue and paper, I am going to be posting a new item to my etsy shop every day for the next 15 days….

6 Quick Kid-Friendly Crafts Made from Recycled Materials

I recently finished my miniseries called How-To Tuesdays.  To make it easier to find these in my blog, I am just putting them all together here in one post.  Hope you can find something to make with your kiddos using things you have laying around the house.  These are quick, easy, inexpensive playthings that can…

How To-Tuesdays #6: No-Sew Cozy Caterpillar (10 minute toy!)

I love stripy tights. We had so many pairs of these things in every color for the girls. Letting go of them when they outgrew them was always a little sad… But today, we discovered a way to turn them into really sweet little soft toys. This is the easiest little dolly you could possibly…

How-To Tuesdays #3: How to Make a Meow-Meow (and other soft dolls)

I love handmade soft dolls.  I have always wanted to make them, but my sewing skills are VERY basic.  A few months ago, I pulled out a bunch of old fabric scraps–some outgrown or damaged clothes, some bits and pieces of projects-gone-by.  I went through them with the girls, asking which ones they liked, then…

How-To Tuesdays #1: Milk Jug “Paper Dolls”

It us turning out to be an amazing summer for us.  Randy is spending a record amount of hours in the living-room-recording studio.  (If you haven’t heard any of our sneak-previews from the new album, check them out on our website–www.thejosephineknot.com)  There is a lot of creative energy bouncing around here.  As a challenge and…

15 Ways To Enjoy Family Life on a Tight Budget

This summer marks the beginning of our family living on one income, so our tight budget just got tighter…  Here are some of the ways that we have learned to live more frugally over the years.   I’d love to hear your comments about additional ways your family enjoys life on a modest income. Food:…