Blogging

How to Sell Items On Free WP Plan

Inspired by the WordPress blog's latest post on how to sell items on your site, I thought I'd write up a tutorial on how I sold items (digital pattern PDFs) on a free WP plan for 2.5 years. The only technical thing you need to know for this tutorial is how to copy + paste.… Continue reading How to Sell Items On Free WP Plan

Sewing

DIY Montessori Polishing Cloths

I recently finished these small microfiber cloths for a local Montessori classroom. These were a really quick (30 min for all 4) and inexpensive make, so I thought I'd share the easy method I used to make them. Finished size is 8x8 inches All you need is: a 16x16 inch microfiber cleaning cloth (I used… Continue reading DIY Montessori Polishing Cloths

Sewing

Environmentally Friendly Produce Bags

Today I thought I'd show you how to make these super quick and  reusable produce bags.  One bag took me about 30 minutes from start to finish. To make these bags even more environmentally friendly, these are made from an old unbleached cotton sheet and used (clean) shoelaces that my sisters had leftover from re-lacing… Continue reading Environmentally Friendly Produce Bags

Crochet Tutorials

Slip Knot Tutorial For Lefties

This is the first thing any beginner should know, and it is the foundation of every crochet project involving a chain stitch.   Wrap the yarn counterclockwise twice. (Righties wrap the yarn clockwise twice.) Insert your hook under both loops... ...and pull tight to create the slip knot. If you have any questions, please leave… Continue reading Slip Knot Tutorial For Lefties

Crochet Tutorials

Double Crochet Tutorial (For Lefties)

Double crochet is a very common stitch in crochet patterns so it is a very useful stitch to know. Abbreviated dc in American patterns, tr in U.K. and European patterns. Start with chaining 15. Yarn over with your right hand. 2. Insert your hook in the 4th chain from the hook (this is for the first chain… Continue reading Double Crochet Tutorial (For Lefties)

Crochet Tutorials

Beginning Crochet Tutorial (For Lefties)

We will start with the very basics of crochet- the slip knot, chain stitch and single crochet. You will need: A ball of yarn, preferably acrylic (it slides better on the hook than cotton does) A size G/4.5 or size H/5.00 crochet hook Slip knot: Leaving about a six inch tail, position your yarn like… Continue reading Beginning Crochet Tutorial (For Lefties)