Hi Everyone! It’s Nikolina here from Pacific Knot, and I’m excited to be an OML guest blogger! Let’s talk summer, the hot and sweaty season that makes it impossible to wear your favorite knits. That season that makes a knitter scratch their head, wondering, “What the heck am I going to make now?”
I’ll be honest, I struggle in the summer. I struggle to find my niche and to find my motivation and drive. I feel like I’m scattered and all over the place finding it really hard to focus because I don’t have a set plan or goal. Are you ready to talk about staying motivated in the warmer months? Let's go!
Hi makers! Kelly here, hoping your 2018 is off to a fabulous start!
Like many, I think of January as a time to reflect on the previous year and an opportunity to plan for the new one. And, like many, my planning usually involves some serious goal setting. While I have made my obligatory hefty "new-year-new-me-goals" list in my shiny new 2018 planner, I'm considering these goals more as small pieces of a bigger picture. Whether I cross off one of these goals or 10, whether my list stays the same or changes halfway through the year, I want each of them to encourage and motivate me to be a better maker and a better person. To help me grow, to be the change, to be happy with my path with no pressure from the outside world (or the inside one - we're our own worst critics!).
One of my general 2018 goals is to downsize. And that includes (gasp) my yarn.
Hi Makers, Morgan here! I'm the maker behind Morthunder and I'm pretty excited to be an OML guest blogger!
I’m a 22-year-old Pacific Northwesterner living in Washington State. I recently got married in July and moved into a Tiny House, and upon not knowing where to store all of my yarn, I set upon a journey to use it all up in one fell swoop! So, I made 100 beanies in 100 days.
I actually made 105 beanies in 100 days because I got some orders from friends! This project was both challenging and rewarding. In the next few paragraphs I’ll reflect on my favorite parts, the most challenging parts, and rewarding aspects about doing this entire shindig.
Hi makers! As we enter the holiday season, through the busyness of the typical maker hustle, we often see stories of giving that fill us with joy and warm our hearts. Our Maker Life is happy to welcome a special guest to the blog whose project will do just that! Silvia is one of the talented makers behind Craft'd With Love, a do-good project she co-founded with her sister Ana. The project is moving full steam ahead with a mission to give back to the community by donating scarves to cancer patients to help keep them warm during the cold winter months..
All great stories begin with the words “Once Upon a Time,” and Craft’d With Love’s story is no exception. Ready to read about a great cause? Let's go!