Summer Activities: Felting with the Kids

Summer Activities: Felting with the Kids

There are only a few more weeks until summer break, and while the kids might be counting down the days, parents around the country are thinking of ways to keep their little ones busy—for the sake of sanity for all parties involved! While the sun blazes outside, keep...
Beyond Felted Figures: 5 Cool Craft Ideas

Beyond Felted Figures: 5 Cool Craft Ideas

I’m a North Dakota farm girl through and through, and I can’t lie, I love animals! I raise cattle and sheep. I grew up riding horses, and I love the fact that I get to bring my kids into this farm life. That said, I know that not everyone is as obsessed with critters...
Gifts for Graduates

Gifts for Graduates

There’s nothing more exciting than living on a farm during spring. The birds are chirping with glee, the entire landscape comes to life with vibrant colors, and the mild weather makes all the time spent outdoors that much more enjoyable! But there’s one more thing...
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...