FREE Knitting Pattern – Suri Art Yarn Cowl

Inspired by Ashley Martineau’s pattern and free video, I’ve created this cowl out of my own hand spun Suri Art Yarn.  Though the bulky, very textured yarn is a bit of a challenge, the results were well worth it! NEEDLE Circular 16″ Needles US Size 15 – 10.0 mm MATERIALS 50 Yards of Hand Spun Suri … Read more

FREE Crochet Pattern – Basic Chunky Cowl

Super easy, quick too, with our Snuggle yarn and a large crochet hook!  For this cowl, I used Plethora of Pinks colorway. HOOK US Size 9.0 mm (M/N) Hook MATERIALS 2 skeins of Snuggle yarn (took about 137 yards) PATTERN NOTES Roughly 48 inches around and 8 inches wide, depending on how loosely or tightly you crochet. DIRECTIONS  Make a Slip … Read more

Winner – Morel Mushrooms!

The winner of  The Magic Morel Treasury is  Morel Mushrooms … congratulations to Melissa Garden’s Shop! About the artist… “I am a commercial, editorial, and scientific illustrator. My strength lies in my versatility, my curiosity, and my love of the collaborative nature of freelance illustration. With a BFA in Commercial Illustration (with distinction) from California … Read more

The Magical Morel

  It is the season for hunting these Spring delicacies…the morel mushroom…and in Ohio there seems to be a plethora of them!  Be sure to read Into the Woods on My Hunt for Morel Mushrooms.  Hope you enjoy this Treasury with The Magical Morel as its theme. Leave a comment and vote for your favorite … Read more

Hope of Spring

Such delight I felt when I saw robins in the back yard yesterday – surely Spring is just ahead! Enjoy this Treasury of lovely items from some very talented Etsy artists… Leave a comment and vote for your favorite Etsy item, that is not your own.  The winner will be posted here, in next week’s … Read more

Winner – Holly Berry Fairy Maiden!

Congratulations to Nushkie Design,  the winner of my most recent Treasury called Life is Wonderful – Just Feel It!   Holly Berry Fairy Maiden Here is what the artist writes about herself…   I was inspired by the love of my now 5 year old daughter, Eva…aka, Nushkie… to create natural toys and homemade clothes … Read more

Autumn Jig

This is my Etsy pick of the day… love browsing through the shops… and I love the work by this artist. Autumn Jig Dancing a jig in the fallen leaves. Cider warming on the fire, Winter in the air, Ah, to be a fox and not have a care! The artist’s name is Amber Alexander.  … Read more

How To Make An Etsy Treasury

First of all what is an Etsy Treasury? Etsy says, “They are curated galleries of items chosen by the Etsy community. They are not intended for self-promotion, but instead to acknowledge and share the many cool things for sale on Etsy. Etsy Administration often chooses an exceptional Treasury list to promote on the home page.” … Read more

Winner – Financial Crisis Piggy Bank Run

The winner of last week’s contest is Kristen Stein with her Financial Crisis Piggy Bank Run Framed FOLK Art Pig Tile. Congratulations Kristen! L E A R N * M O R E * A B O U T * T H E * A R T I S T —————————————————– Her daily art blog … Read more

Baby, You Were Born To Run

Track season is officially underway at Ontario High School, in fact I worked the finish line as a timer at yesterday’s meet.  It was a little nerve wracking, but fun! It seemed fitting to name this Treasury according to the season our family is now in, and according to Bruce Springsteen who wrote the song … Read more