Love my LYS: 9 Yarn Shops Along The Front Range of Colorado

LYS Yarn Shops Front Range Colorado

I am a yarn junkie. It’s not a secret. So when I was asked for a list of my favorite yarn shops in Colorado, I figured it would be a breeze. Then I started listing them all. We’re lucky to have a lot of fantastic local yarn shops in Denver and along the Front Range. […]

Make 12 Cards From 1 Piece of Patterned Paper {Tutorial}

Make 12 Cards From 1 Patterned Paper

Years and years ago, I used to sell Close to My Heart scrapbooking and paper crafting supplies. There were so many workshops I’d run for friends on how to mass produce cards and scrapbook pages and make some cute smaller projects like mini photo albums and more. I recently stumbled on my old patterns and […]

How to Knit a Sweater for Your iPhone

how to knit an iphone sweater

The iPhoodie. Hoodie for your iPhone. It’s getting to be fall so don’t you think your iPhone deserves to be cozy? (If this looks familiar to you die hard knitters… I have had the pattern on Ravelry for a while now.)  I’ve had this pattern on Ravelry for almost 2 years. It’s received 3,000+ “likes” […]

Free Crochet Phone Case Pattern (with How To Crochet Video!)

Crochet Phone Case Free Pattern

I’ve been knitting and crocheting up a storm. To check out all my recent projects, follow me on Craftsy! This week I’ve written up a pattern to my favorite phone case. It’s a simple crochet phone case that you can modify to fit any phone. Add a decorative button or a crochet flower to give […]

5 Quick Knitting Patterns That Make Great Christmas Gifts

5 Quick Holiday Knits

If you are like me, you wait until the last possible minute to think of something fun to make for family and friends. I can’t very well start a blanket that will take me a month to knit with just weeks to go before the Holidays. I’ve got to think smaller.   Here are 5 […]

A Buh-Nee for Brady (with link to knitting pattern)

Knit Bunny with Pattern

I’ve been knitting again. It’s super therapeutic for me. Watch some cheesy chick flick while knitting. Makes my stress melt away. My best friend Kate and I went to Fort Collins recently to visit The Loopy Ewe and My Sister Knits. The first is yarn heaven as it has aisles and aisles of super yummy, soft, gorgeous […]

3 Quick & Easy Crocheted Crafts


I’m all about instant gratification. These super quick crocheted projects are just that! Each took just an afternoon to make, the salamander bookmark actually took less than an episode of Jerseylicious! All 3 of these can be found on Lion Brand’s website. These are free patterns and all you have to do is sign up for their […]

Dinosaur Quilt Project

dinosaur quilt coloradomoms

Brady’s room has been all about dinosaurs since he was born. We have a jumbo dino rocking chair, a huge animatronic triceratops, pillows, stuffed animals, wall stickers and more. He had an adorable quilt from Pottery Barn Kids in his crib, but he’s outgrown that. It was a little too “newborn” and I wanted a quilt that could last him through to a twin bed. What’s a crafty mom to do? Well, make a quilt I guess.

Click through to see all the photos and the finished quilt!

I Knit a Dead Fish Hat & Forced My Kid to Wear It.

Dead Fish Hat

I love knitting. It really calms me down when the kids are driving me crazy or I’m stressed out about writing or deadlines. I knit all sorts of things, coffee sleeves, iPhone sweaters, little stuffed animals for the kids. I’ve even knit Godzilla and Mothra.