Q&A with Carolyne Roehm: At Home in the Garden

We sat down with lifestyle legend Carolyne Roehm whose latest book, At Home in the Garden, came out this fall, to talk about how gardening and flowers have such an important and positive impact on her life. Nature and the beauty that comes with it (in all seasons!) can bring so much joy to our lives and that really comes […]

Gratitude Journals Are a Chore. Try a Gratitude Jar!

"It's changed my life!" my friend told me, explaining how the simple act of writing down what she's grateful for had opened her eyes to all her blessings. She wrote in her gratitude journal before bed, recording everything that happened that filled her with gratitude that day.

Our 5 Favorite Looks from ‘Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time’

“Making a dress is not hard!” promises Tanya Whelan, author of Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time. Considering our best sewing achievement thus far has been a rectangle makeup bag from a wine and sew weekend, we were a little intimidated by her promise. Then looking through her step-by-step tutorials for each project, peppered with […]

Go Ahead & Like It

"We're living in a surge of likeability. With the click of a button we like one another's lives. But what's really happening on the other end of the click? Do we know why we like the things that we like?" asks Jacqueline Suskin, author of Go Ahead & Like It.

30 Drawing and Painting Secrets

A few years ago, I uploaded a video to YouTube called “Realism Challenge: Crumpled Paper.” It opened on a small sheet of white paper on the left side of the screen, which I picked up and lightly crumpled. It was a simple enough idea. But something about it captured people’s attention.

Add a Daily Dose of Art to Your Life

You’re busy. I get it. But you have this bug of creativity that keeps biting you, and day after day you regret not being able to satisfy it. So do it. Make the time and the space, and add art (back) to your life. Here are some ideas to get you there, from the author of Daily Painting.

Knitting Is My ‘Happy Place’

I knit everywhere ... waiting for the car to get its tires changed, at school events, at restaurants, at the doctor’s office, at the airport, you name a location and I’ve probably knitted there! When I knit I am peaceful: it is quieting, almost instant meditation for me. I think more constructively, concentrate better, and converse more fluently when I knit. In fact, my knitting is next to me while I write this!


Make This Adorable DIY Phone Case

So easy, so fun ... this case will put a smile on your face every time you use your phone! From Adventure Time Crafts, flippin' adorable stuff to make from the land of Ooo: projects for plush toys, chic jewelry, crafty home decor & stylish fashions straight from the Candy Kingdom.

Free Project! Make a File Folder Sketchbook

Maybe you've bought one of those super-thick sketchbooks home from the store and then been too intimidated by all those blank pages to open it. I’ve got more of them than I care to admit! Making your own sketchbook means you can control the size, the type of paper, and how many pages your sketchbook will have.
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