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DIY Reusable Terrycloth Sponges

If you dislike stinky non-biodegradable sponges, here an easy way to upcycle old terrycloth towels into reusable sponges. These are great for wiping counters, light cleaning and messy spills. Just toss them in the washing machine with your kitchen towels, and reuse again and again.I like a two layer sponge, but you can do a…

Darn It: Learning to Darn Socks

I had a couch day today, so I experimented with darning my wool socks. I found plenty of videos on Youtube; key words are Visible Mending. I gathered my favorite tools; vintage wood darning eggs, vintage mending wool yarn, my darning needle burrito and two sizes of scissors. My favorite SmartWool socks needed some love.…

Treat Yourself!

Now you’re done buying gifts for others, why not treat yourself to something you know you’ll love. I’m hosting a Treat Yourself Sale on all my winter knits. Visit my Etsy Store.

Holiday Block Party in Truckee, December 15

Hey my local North Tahoe peeps! I’ll be vending at our annual Holiday Event at Truckee Roundhouse, along with other local makers. Expect to find ceramics, jewelry, bags, knits, art, wood gifts, body care, pet care and the most unique hand-made gifts! Food Hub is hosting a winter Farmer’s Market, along with edible gifts and…

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