Black Sheep for a Black Friday

Black Sheep for a Black Friday

I hope you had a lovely and restorative Thanksgiving filled with gratitude! At Bear Creek, I certainly said a word of thanks for all the creative and industrious people in my life. Now that it’s Black Friday, we’re officially knee-deep in the holiday...
From Frosty Fingers to Warm Hearts

From Frosty Fingers to Warm Hearts

Snow is a strange thing. It’s delicate yet sometimes dangerous. It’s beautiful but also painful. It covers everything yet disappears with a bit of sun (although not as easily up here in North Dakota!). And interestingly, it’s a creative medium as...
Needle-Felting by the Fire

Needle-Felting by the Fire

It will be Christmas (or whichever winter holiday you celebrate) before you realize it! If you’re making handcrafted gifts for your loved ones, now’s the time. Thankfully, needle felting can produce beautiful, completely unique creations in a matter of...
A Historic Win For Nome Schoolhouse

A Historic Win For Nome Schoolhouse

Nome Schoolhouse has long been a fixture of our community, although it was shuttered for decades. My partner Chris Armbrust and I chose this incredible building for restoration because we believed in its mission and importance. We’re humbled to announce that the...

A Friendly Guide to Needle Felting

I hear it all the time: “Wow, your needle-felted creations look amazing, I wish I could do that!” Well, guess what — you can! It may look complex, but like any art form, it just takes practice and patience. Some of my students are darn near convinced...
Getting in the Spirit for Needle-Felting

Getting in the Spirit for Needle-Felting

It’s almost Halloween… the holiday for spooky fun, mysterious magic, and of course, plenty of treats! How do you plan to celebrate? As the crafty sort, I’m always inspired during this season of creativity and mischief. You won’t find me...
Say Thanks to the Farmers!

Say Thanks to the Farmers!

The world would look very different without farms. We’d rely solely on wild-caught game and wild-harvested fruits and vegetables. There would be no bread, cereal, or beer. Our clothes would be entirely made of plastic (even more than they already are)! Farms...
Feel Well with Felting

Feel Well with Felting

As a shepherd-turned-business owner, my days can be extremely hectic. But I always try to find time for my mental health. Especially once lambing season arrives, it’s just too easy to let the “hustle” take over! Thankfully, my business is centered...
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