This is Offbeat Home's archive of crafts posts.
My husband asked me, "Why are you spending all this time and money on these old sewing machines? Wouldn't you rather have a new one?" *Insert horrified look here* This is why I ultimately abandoned my modern electric sewing machine and went vintage full-time.
I am the husband of a crafty person. I believe there should be a support group for that.
Our house is a tornado of crafts. I'm constantly finding needles and pins with bare feet. The floor is riddled with beads and string. The cabinets are full of fabric. Her Pinterest has no cohesive theme and both Netflix and Youtube have no idea what to recommend to us.
Don't get me wrong: my wife is a wonderful person. She is smart, eccentric, and immensely creative. She funnels most of that creativity into crafting, and that when our adventure begins.
Jenn used her moth infestation as an excuse to find a cute way to store and display her yarn collection. Check out her solution along with tips you can use to keep moths from ruining your knitting.
And you thought cross stitch was for little old ladies, stitching BORING samplers and twee "kiss the cook" and "bless this house" patterns. Well, you were wrong. It's called the Zombie cross-stitch kit, and Mich is showing you how it's done.
I was inspired by the Offbeat Homies DIY challenge to create a papier-mâché unicorn. But unicorns aren't really me and I don't have the wall space for something that honkin'. I do, however, have a fondness for the weird and taxidermied wonder that is the mythical jack rabbit/antelope hybrid, the jackalope.