Helping People and Pets

It’s the time of year when donation requests start pouring in from nonprofit organizations, including animal shelters and pet rescue groups. Here are some fun events you (and your dog!) can participate in to help raise money for your favorite charity: October 1 – 7 is National Walk Your Dog Week.  Walk with your dog, meet new people, get fresh air exercise, […]

Feltmaking: Ancient Art or Hot New Craft?

Feltmaking – or Felting – has become quite popular lately, but did you know that it is a very old art? In fact, felt was the earliest known textile – predating any kind of weaving or spinning. There are several different techniques, and the Arts & Crafts Neighborhood has books to help with all of them.

Adventures in Herb Drying

As a gardener without a lot of time, I tend to grow a lot of things in containers and one of the things I like to grow is herbs. I think it’s because smells are important to me, I like my environment to smell good. So this year I grew spearmint and lemon balm and got the idea of trying my hand at preserving their scents to enjoy throughout the winter.