How to use "Woodchips" of time to enjoy hobbies -- My Workbasket

I’m pretty sure that I’ve mentioned (probably many times) that I grew up in a crafty family, or at least surrounded by crafty females. I remember at a young age reading a story in a craft magazine that has really stuck with me. Keeping in mind that I may not have even been double digits when I read this that really means something. I’m fairly sure it was an old issue of Nutshell News, a miniatures magazine from many years ago, but I could be mistaken. It’s about finding time for hobbies, and I found it very insightful. I’ve told this story many times overRead More →

A blog post to show of my purchases and faves from the 2018 sheep and wool festival -- My Workbasket

How has it been more than 12 days and I haven’t managed to tell you about the Sheep and Wool Festival?!?!?! Well, I know the real reason why, but it’s still surprising! The real reason is that I took a few quick photos of my purchases to show them off to some friends (and I think on Instagram) but never time to actually photograph them well to show you. Which is wrong, because you’re my friends too, and you deserved better. I just wanted to give you quality shots so you can drool over the pretty stuff. Truth be told some of the photos stillRead More →

Fun and easy thank you cards using Faber Castell Gelatos!

When I recently got some new gelatos I knew I would be using them for all kinds of things. I saw a pack of simple “Thanks” cards in the value section at Michaels and one craft practically designed itself. I knew I would use the gelatos to take the simple plain cards and spice them up a notch with a handmade splash of color. My cards say “Thanks” but your cards can say anything at all, or even just be colorful and fun! These easy to make simple cards make it possible to whip up a bunch in just one sitting! It’s great because youRead More →

A fun list of what's in my book basket for May 2018- From My Workbasket

I don’t tend to read as much as I used to. Truth be told like many aspects of my life I go through spurts. Sometimes for weeks or months on end, I will read a book a day, and then for months or even a year, I only flip through a few. I always HAVE a ton of books though and do like to create a little reading pile.  Recently I got this basket at the thrift store with the intention of using it when we go to the park but instead it ended up as being my reading stash. So, let me show youRead More →

Tired of detailed systems and chore lists that live out of site? Me too! Here is my 5 minute solution to create a chore list and keep it where it gets used! From My Workbasket

I’ve always been honest about the fact that my house is messy. It just is. I do believe that one day we can conquer it, but obviously, that takes work. There are three of us in the house and I do believe in giving kids chores. The thing with chores is keeping track of what needs to be done, even for myself. I’ve tried a variety of chore systems and charts, The SHE system worked best, for a while. The problem is that most chore systems take forever to set up, and then live inside a box or a binder or somewhere. So I’d put aRead More →

An assorted stack of bowl woven on the Wild Hare Loom-- From My Workbasket

When I went to the Homespun Yarn Party one of my purchases was the round weaving loom set from Wild Hare Fiber. You guys, I am LOVING these looms! So much so in fact that I am planning to buy the new jumbo size at the Sheep and Wool Festival. (Which I’ll be going to in four days.) There are of course ways to make your own loom, but if you have the money save your time, support an artist, and buy the looms at one of their shows OR at their Etsy Shop. You can find the looms HERE on Etsy.  (Affiliate Link, IRead More →

I’ve decided to start doing a regular post called Weekly Workbasket, where I’ll share with you some of my To Do List and goals for the week. Besides this website I also homeschool, run a homeschool group, and of course mother and take care of the house. All of that will be reflected somewhat in what you see here. Here’s what I have coming up. I recently started a lacy crochet project for next month’s blog. So hopefully I’ll be working on that this week. I have 2 out of ??? parts done. It’s using this yarn, which I balled up this week, (and encounteredRead More →