On my needles: The world’s simplest mittens

  Because I’ve only been knitting since March, I’m still at the stage where most projects I cast on involve some technique, stitch or other element that is new to me. Currently, I’m tackling my first-ever pair of mittens using the Tin Can Knits pattern, The…

Beecoming a newbee beekeeper (too much?)

  Here are a few fun facts about honey bees that will make you love honey even more: The queen lays around 1,200 eggs a day. One honey bee will produce 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. Honey bees pollinate 80 percent of all vegetables…

Quilted Christmas for a homespun holiday

I’m almost certain that in a past life I was an 87-year-old woman who loved nothing more than cozying up in a hand-stitched quilt by a roaring wood fire in my little log cabin. So, it’s no wonder that the first time I…

Quick-knit hat for gift-giving

I’m all about quick-knit projects, and The Man Hat by Haven Ashley is one of my favorite hats. It’s easy enough for beginners and you can have a finished beanie just a few hours after casting on. I was struggling to come up with a…

Thankful Thoughts Blog Hop for Inking Royalty

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s October Blog Hop! There are so many ways to say “Thank you,” and today’s blog hop is filled with projects that do just that. The products in Stampin’ Up!’s annual and holiday catalogs make it easy to…

Families First for the Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Families First Pals Blog Hop for April 2017! We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects that are all about our families. This is a great time of year to think about…

Spring Celebrations for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop!  Today’s fun Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by a Spring Celebrations theme. Stampin’ Up! catalogs are filled with so many great ideas for spring-themed projects — Easter, birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s…

A little sunshine for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! Today’s blog hop is filled with projects inspired by a Birthday Bliss theme.  What fun! Stampin’ Up! catalogs are filled with fun, festive and beautiful ways to make birthdays special and we are excited to share our creations…

Always an Adventure for PP329

I live in Montana, so it’s no surprise that I love the mountains and nature. No matter the time of year here, people do their best to get out and enjoy our wildlands. Hiking, kayaking, skiing, sledding, camping – it’s all right out our front door. Of course, the…

‘Love is in the air’ InKing Royal Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop – our first hop of 2017! Today’s hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature each artist’s take on “Love is in the Air.” This is the best time of year to start planning your…