The holidays are over and you are so glad. You're exhausted, in debt, and feeling determined to do things differently next year. What if you could enjoy the holiday celebrations, give better gifts, and stay within your budget so you don't accrue holiday debt? It's definitely possible if you start NOW. You might be thinking, "Oh my God -- it seems like we just got done with … [Read more...] about Why You Need to Start Your Handmade Gifts Now
When it comes to making handmade gifts, cheap doesn't need to mean cheaply made. Handmade candles are one of those gifts that can be made to look expensive, but they don't have to be! Most of what you need to make these candles can be bought at the local dollar store, which is awesome. I usually shop at the 99 Cents Only store, but Dollar Tree most likely has these items … [Read more...] about How to Make Handmade Candles for REALLY Cheap
You might have visited a website like Etsy or some other artisan platform for buying handmade items and thought, “Why are handmade items so expensive?” Perhaps you can relate to this scenario: you're browsing around either a website store or other marketplace where handmade items are sold. You spot something really cool and check the price tag. You were taken … [Read more...] about Why Is It So Expensive to Buy Handmade?
A lot of the projects that I make involve crocheting spheres or round balls. The teddy bears and bunnies I make are super easy once you understand how to increase and decrease stitches, and when to do it. If you know how to do that you can make any size ball you want to. Here are some quick instructions for how to crochet a ball or other type of sphere for plushies and other … [Read more...] about How to Crochet a Ball or Sphere for Plushies
In just a few hours you can crochet up the most adorable gift for your friend or family member -- and they won't believe you made it! This stuffed bunny with long ears is perfect for Easter, new baby, birthdays, or even the holidays! Most of the pieces of this bunny are crocheted in the round (except the ears) and work up pretty quickly. Assembly is simple! How to … [Read more...] about How to Crochet an Adorable Stuffed Bunny with Long Ears