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!
Hi Makers, Kelly here!
While social media is filled with super gorgeous photos of beautiful works of knit and crochet art, even the most talented makers had to start somewhere right? Whether it was 10 minutes ago or 10 years, at some point we were all beginners struggling to find steady footing in our new creative journeys.
I'm excited to welcome two special guests on the blog today: Christie of @knittedcanada and Kimberly of @coziknots. These two talented ladies connected on Instagram last fall when they both decided they wanted to delve into the world of knitting in crocheting, and it seems they've endured a wild ride! Christie and Kimberly have compiled a Top 10 list of everything they think newbie knitters and crocheters should know, based on their maker experiences over the last seven months.
I mean, who doesn't love a good Top 10. Ready? Let's go!