A Case for Shopping Small

A Case for Shopping Small

Living where I do – on a farm in North Dakota – I am deeply connected to farmers, small towns, and small businesses. In some ways, I am surrounded by entrepreneurs, people who are in business because they see a direct need in the community and are able to...
How a Sheep Becomes a Giraffe

How a Sheep Becomes a Giraffe

​As you no doubt know by now, I love my sheep. The short story is, the sheep came to live on our then cattle farm as a birthday gift for my daughter, who was becoming quite the knitter. What started as a flock of four registered Romney ewes has become a flock of...
Stuck at Home? Needle Felting to the Rescue!

Stuck at Home? Needle Felting to the Rescue!

​While the world battles COVID-19, many of us live in areas where schools are closed, trips are canceled, and we are discouraged from going out much at all. It’s an unsettling time, to say the least, and so much uncertainty is fueling fears most of us have never...
Wool Characters Hit The Red Carpet

Wool Characters Hit The Red Carpet

​Any other movie fans out there? Did you happen to follow the Oscars this year? Well, in case you missed it, needle felting made headlines! It’s true, in the category of Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated), “Sister” was one of five nominated. Unfortunately,...
How Needle Felting Can Improve Your Memory

How Needle Felting Can Improve Your Memory

​Ever feel like your memory isn’t what it used to be? Do you believe you’re not retaining information as you once did? It seems that many people have accepted a decline in memory as we age, yet there are things we can do about it – including needle felting!...
Tackling The Most Often Asked Questions

Tackling The Most Often Asked Questions

I remember the feeling of being the “new kid” in a group – everyone seems to know what’s going on except me! Ever “felt” that way? Puns aside, it can be intimidating to come into a new group and feel like you’re on the outside just because you don’t know the...
Giving Your Needle Felting Creations Life

Giving Your Needle Felting Creations Life

The downside of becoming addicted to needle felting is that you end up with dozens of fabulous creations that you don’t want to part with! Oh sure, we make our art for friends and family, but let’s be honest, do you keep more than you give or even sell? I...
Stepping Up Your Felting Game

Stepping Up Your Felting Game

No matter what we do in life, we can always improve! I also believe that anything worth our time is worth doing to the best of our abilities – after all, time is precious! So if you’re looking to push yourself this year, consider setting new goals for yourself...
New Year, New Habits

New Year, New Habits

Anyone else feel like there is SO much pressure around creating new year resolutions? While I may not be the bandwagon type, I do believe in stretching ourselves to become the best we can be – and that is a year-round commitment. Ever since moving to our farm...
Needle Felting Myths Debunked

Needle Felting Myths Debunked

If you’re new to needle felting the hobby that shapes beautifully spun wool into intricate creatures with character, you might have bumped into a few myths that need debunking. Have no fear; I’m here to clear up the confusion and get you started on the...
Craft Goals For The New Year

Craft Goals For The New Year

There’s just something about the cold weather, warm hearts, and buttery baked goods that can make you feel so appreciative this time of year. And if you’re anything like me, you’re probably wondering how time could have possibly gone by so fast. While I would love to...