Do you have some free time on your hands? Being that our Stay-at-Home quarantine has been extended, this could be the best time to pick up a new skill or get that project done you have been wanting to do but could never find the time?
I have so many crafts I would like to try, start, or learn that I never seem to get to. Keeping our hands busy during this anxious time may be a great way to still our minds and calm our souls. Plus many of the below companies have wonderful communities on their websites and Instagram to share ideas and creations, and in turn, I am sure they are creating lasting friendships. Maybe it is time we got back to enjoying these crafts and embracing our creativity.
Here are 5 Crafty Resources to get you started:
Who Loves to Needlepoint?
I grew up needlepointing and while I haven’t made anything in years, I have been many times to House of Needlepoint in Darien, Connecticut. I have gotten belts there for our sons and my mother-in-law has done so many different projects she has gotten from them. They are currently closed but you can email, call or go online to get more information and to shop.
There is the cutest shop here in Palm Beach, Florida called Lycette. For anyone interested, give Lycette Designs a follow on Instagram, she has wonderful chic, smart canvases and has a really great sewing community. The shop is closed but you can view items on her Instagram and call to buy and have shipped. Below are some pictures from Lycette’s Instagram:
Is Knitting Your Thing or Want to Learn to Crochet?
I have posted about Wool and the Gang, The Ready-To-Wear & Do-It-Yourself Fashion Brand and there is also we are knitters, both sites offer kits for beginners to advanced.
So many crafty kits from Knitting, Crochet, Embroidery, Macrame, and Cross-Stich Kits. More advanced? Pick from the free patterns and browse their huge yarn store.
The best part… there are video and picture tutorials to help you get started or learn a new stitch.
top : feel good blanket bottom: Honey clutch
How about Hanging with Macrame?
Check out Modern Macrame – they seem to have a lot of neat macrame projects from hanging plant holders to wall art, many with downloadable instructions.
top: three hearts downloadable pattern / beginner 101 wall hanging