Recycled, Upcycled Holiday

The holiday season is a perfect time to experiment with making recycled and upcycled gifts and decorations. When you give a gift made from recycled materials, you are not only giving a thoughtful handmade gift – you are also giving a gift with a teensy-weensy carbon footprint! And who doesn’t love that?

Cookbook Review: The Kitchn Cookbook

Earlier this month I had at least 5 brand new cookbooks arrive within a few days and I intended to try at least one recipe from each throughout one or two weeks. Instead, I ended up cooking from only one over a two week period. I have been following The Kitchn, a website dedicated to recipes, […]

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.