Handmade


Ideas to get you crafting this winter

Ideas to get you crafting this winter

This is the time of year I think, dream, and plan my winter crafting. Tis' the season. I think about finishing projects I didn't last winter and starting new projects. If you're anything like me, you're doing the same thing.

The meaning of making

The meaning of making

The women I come from, my mom, aunties and grandmas; make beautiful, useful, warm and cozy things. They knit, crochet, sew, quilt, appliqué, and weave. I belong to a lineage of women makers, it is a heritage I am proud of and deeply grateful for. Women who make warmth out of scraps, beauty of balls of yarn, homes out of handmade.

Kokum Butter Lotion Bar

Kokum Butter Lotion Bar

If I was new to making soap and body care products I think I'd start with lotion bars. The ingredients are relatively easy to source, the recipe and directions are a breeze, and it makes a great product.

Lip Balm made easy

Lip Balm made easy

My latest batch of lip balm is a new recipe and it's a winner and I've discovered a super easy way to fill lip balm tubes.

2016 Seasonal Art Wall Calendars for sale

2016 Seasonal Art Wall Calendars for sale

I am very pleased to present Laurent's most recent project - a 2016 wall calendar. On sale now for holiday gift giving.

The Spring Shift

The Spring Shift

We had a string of sunny days last week and the season shifted, irrevocably, into spring.

Introducing Black Widow

Introducing Black Widow

Real life, project-based learning is driven by a person's natural need or want to make or build something. These projects arise from an innate desire or interest to figure something out, express an idea, have an experience, or participate in community and culture.