Make Money with Your Crafts: Etsy 101

Make Money with Your Crafts: Etsy 101

A wise man once said, “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” That wise man was Mark Twain, and I couldn’t agree more! So often, we’re afraid to try new things because it seems like the end goal is completely out of reach. When I started needle felting...
Needle Felting: From Hobby to Habit

Needle Felting: From Hobby to Habit

I don’t know about you, but if I don’t do something with my hands each day, I start to get antsy! Needless to say that it’s pretty easy for us to always get our hands dirty here on the farm. However, in our world today, we’re always glued to our phones or sitting...
Know Your Wool: Working With Romney

Know Your Wool: Working With Romney

From Merino and Cashmere to Cormo and Wensleydales, there are so many different types of wool for us to choose from. However, not all fleeces are ideal for every project. You might think I’m a little biased, considering I raise Romney sheep, but felters all over the...
How To Make Money With Your Crafts

How To Make Money With Your Crafts

Side hustles—it seems like you can’t scroll through Facebook without being bombarded with ads that tell you all of the reasons you should be working on earning an extra source of income. While I’m not here to sell you a course on how to get rich quick, I do want to...
Simple Needle Felting Tips To Help Beginners

Simple Needle Felting Tips To Help Beginners

When I first stumbled into needle felting in 2006, I immediately fell in love, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t make every mistake in the book along the way! Since then, I’ve helped over 15,000 passionate crafters find their groove and start creating the needle felted...
4 Simple Tips To Go Green With Your Crafting

4 Simple Tips To Go Green With Your Crafting

Just ten years ago, environmentalists and eco-warriors were brushed off and disregarded by mainstream media because our society felt like we had bigger issues than worrying about the health of our environment. Today, Mother Nature has come to our doorstep. There’s no...
Beyond Crafts: Needle Felting & Fine Art

Beyond Crafts: Needle Felting & Fine Art

It never ceases to amaze me how we as everyday people can transform natural materials into detailed creatures, vivid floral & fauna, carefully crafted clothes and accessories, and anything else you could dream up! For most crafters, sitting in front of a project...
Is Needle Felting Right For You?

Is Needle Felting Right For You?

Let’s see, there’s felting, knitting, and crocheting, basket weaving and quilting—jeesh, there are so many different crafts out there, you probably haven’t even heard of half of them! Crafting is such a fulfilling hobby, but it can also become a big commitment. After...
The Basics of Caring for Wool

The Basics of Caring for Wool

Do you have a dimly lit closet that could compete with Michael’s or Hobby Lobby? You’re not alone! As crafters, we can never really have enough supplies. We need a technicolor variety of materials, a different needle for each specific detail of our chosen project, and...
Tips for Keeping Your Crafts Organized

Tips for Keeping Your Crafts Organized

Our beloved craft spaces—oh how easily they can get out of hand! Whether you have a hallway closet that is bursting at the seams or you took it upon yourself to turn the kitchen table into a craft zone, there’s a good chance you could use a bit of organization in this...
How Needle Felting Can Improve Your Life

How Needle Felting Can Improve Your Life

As a society, we’ve become sedentary creatures. We sit at work, we sit in front of the TV at home, and we sit in our cars during gridlock traffic. If you watch even an hour of daytime TV, I’m sure you’ve heard Dr. Oz (or another TV doctor) tell you about the benefits...
Minimizing Tech Time With Needle Felting

Minimizing Tech Time With Needle Felting

If your family is anything like the rest of America, you’re probably pretty concerned with your kids’ tech habits. A 2015 research study by Common Sense Media reported that teens spend nearly nine hours each day consuming media! That’s videos, Facebook, Twitter,...