Category: Holidays

Holidays

Monday Snapshot: A Very Crafty Christmas 2013

Monday Snapshot: A Very Crafty Christmas 2013 | The Zen of Making

Monday Snapshot: A Very Crafty Christmas 2013 | The Zen of Making

Monday Snapshot: A Very Crafty Christmas 2013 | The Zen of Making

I think it’s safe to say that my incredibly generous Michigan family and friends know me pretty darn well, because there was a whole lot of crafty awesomeness with my name on it under the Christmas tree this year. (Okay, under several different Christmas trees.)

My holiday highlights include a Dremel workstation/drill press, a mitre box, Modern Log Cabin Quilting, by my friend Susan Beal, and a set of lovely Gingher pinking shears to round out my collection of fancy scissors. And, of course, we can’t forget Betty, my amazing new Singer Featherweight. (She decided to stay in Brooklyn for the holidays, so she wasn’t around when these photos were taken.)

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to jump back into the craft studio and get creative in the New Year!

Did you have a crafty Christmas too? I want to hear about your holiday favorites!

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Sunday Snapshot: Very Vermont Thanksgiving

Sunday Snapshot: Very Vermont Thanksgiving | The Zen of Making

Sunday Snapshot: Very Vermont Thanksgiving | The Zen of Making

Designing patterns by hand in front of the wood burning stove + waking up to snow + antique shopping + sipping cocktails. Vermont Thanksgivings are the best, you guys!

How was your weekend?

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Have a happy, cozy Thanksgiving!

Have a happy, cozy Thanksgiving! | The Zen of Making

Have a happy, cozy Thanksgiving! | The Zen of Making

Have a happy, cozy Thanksgiving, crafty pals!

I’ll be spending the day with family in beautiful snow-dusted Brattleboro, VT, far, far away from my computer, eating my weight in Tofurkey and mashed potatoes. But, before I abandon the screen entirely, I wanted to give you a sneak peek at the project that’s currently on my worktable. (Because, everyone needs a pixie hat, right?) I can’t wait to share it with you guys next week!

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Today’s Craft Social: DIY Your Halloween

Today's Craft Social: DIY Your Halloween | The Zen of Making

Today's Craft Social: DIY Your Halloween | The Zen of Making

Attention crafters: Join us TODAY for the Craft Social Twitter chat!

Ready to talk last-minute costumes, spooky treats, scream-worthy home decor, and your favorite Halloween DIYs? Join your fellow Socialites, along with hosts Barbara (@penguintrax) and Haley (@thezenofmaking), this afternoon (Wednesday, October 30th) from 2-3PM EST to get into the Halloween spirit!

HOW TO JOIN:

When: WEDNESDAY, October 30th, 2-3PM EST
Topic: DIY Your Halloween
Hashtag: #CraftSocial

Join the conversation using Twubs, or look for the #CraftSocial hashtag on Twitter.

Want to know more? Head over to Craft Social.

You can also follow along using our handy Craft Social Twitter widget:


See you there, crafty pals!

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