Category Archives: DIY

Favorite Purl Bee DIY projects – Holiday Edition!

Are you making any of your holiday gifts by hand? I tend to make at least a few gifts each year, although I never seem to have enough time, and end up buying the rest of my gifts on Etsy … Continue reading

Posted in DIY | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

More favorites from the Purl Bee

I’m hoping to tackle lots of DIY projects this summer, and I’ve been accumulating tons of inspiration from the Purl Bee. You may be familiar with the Purl Bee from my last roundup of DIY projects, but in case you … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Freebies | Tagged , | Leave a comment

4 Great Sewing Books for Beginners (and non-beginners, too)

I mentioned in a previous post how lucky I am that my mom taught me how to sew, and in my cranky teenage years, no less. She taught me the basics on a machine that is quite similar to the … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Work / Life | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Valentine’s Day DIY – Eraser Heart Prints

Riffing off my other eraser printing DIY project, which uses a new pencil eraser to make cute polka dotted gift wrap, I thought I’d take that DIY a little further for Valentine’s Day. I love using stamps to make patterned … Continue reading

Posted in DIY | Tagged , , , | 20 Comments

New coasters, and an Autumn cocktail recipe.

Do you want to know Cotton & Flax’s top selling item this season, hands down? My new 100% wool felt coasters, hand silkscreened with my original patterns. If you follow me on Instagram, I posted a few snippets of the … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Freebies, Work / Life | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Furoshiki Gift Wrapping

I have been looking for gifts to bring to holiday parties this year, and after reading a little about furoshiki, or fabric gift wrapping, I had to try it with one of the Cotton & Flax tea towels. I think … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Work / Life | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Creative Yarn Wrapping

Did you happen to see this great pom-pom wrapping DIY project floating around Pinterest? Shauna and Stephen from Something’s Hiding in Here had a similar idea a while back too. I was inspired to combine the festive pom pom decorations … Continue reading

Posted in DIY | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

My favorite supplies and tools

I wanted to take some time to talk about the supplies and tools I use to create items for the Cotton & Flax shop. All artists and crafters develop their own affinities with different brands and types of supplies, and … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Studio Tour, Work / Life | Tagged , | 1 Comment

DIY Printed Envelope Liners

DIY envelope liners, using hand carved linoleum stamps to print your own pattern. Sure to impress any pen pal, and could even be used for wedding invites! Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Snail Mail, Work / Life | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Krank Press Workshop at Feliz

My friend Elinor of Krank Press will be teaching a workshop at Feliz next month, and it sounds like it’s going to be awesome! She’ll be teaching attendees how to use hand-carved stamps to make beautiful wrapping paper. This workshop … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Work / Life | Tagged | Leave a comment