What I’ve been up to on my book hiatus besides writing a book), and plans for the rest of the year to come, including some surprises!
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Fall, that time of year when every other pattern you see seems to find its way on to your to-make list. Let’s see if we can’t tempt you with a few more ideas!
Couldn’t make the Very Serious Crafts Podcast live show? Check out this recap of all the fun we had recording and crafting live with our listeners!
Ever heard of punch needle? Get to know this fun rug making and embroidery technique, and find inspiration to give it a try with 12 amazing punch needle works of art!
Did you participate in this year’s reader survey? Curious to hear where Hands Occupied is headed in 2019? This post has the skinny on how we’ve been doing and what’s next.
Reflection is a necessary part of growth! Let’s take a look back at everything that went down with Hands Occupied in 2018, and look ahead at what we’ve got in store for the new year.
Improper Cross-Stitch by Haley Pierson-Cox is an irreverent, fun & contemporary take on an all-time classic craft. Filled with 35+ fun patterns and an accessible guide to cross-stitch, this book will have you stitching and grinning all day long!
My ever-expanding interest in all crafts made with string makes me extra happy to see such a diverse collection of needle and hand crafts this week. Knitting and crochet, of course, are represented, but there’s also macrame, tassel making and weaving. Be still my strung-out heart. ;)
Find the last gasps of summer inspiration with this week’s great new picks! (And psst! This is the 200th installment of Picks of the Week – can you believe it?)