Homemade Vegetable Broth – Cooking With Scraps

Homemade Vegetable Broth Image of vegetable scraps in pot Cooking with scraps

Do you ever peel potatoes or carrots and think about how much for is being thrown away? When you cut off the ends of celery, do you wonder if there is a way to use it instead of just throwing it away? There is! Save your vegetable scraps and make homemade vegetable broth. Save Your … Read more Homemade Vegetable Broth – Cooking With Scraps

Loquats – Using Local Food

Bowl filled with loquats

“The neighbor said to go pick some plums,” my husband told me a couple of weeks ago. “Plums?” I thought to myself. “I didn’t realize he had a plum tree.” I was thinking of something like the plum trees I had seen growing up. What I had seen was a tree next to his driveway … Read more Loquats – Using Local Food

How To Upcycle A Sweater Into A Purse

Creating something new out of something old is a great way to get what you need and want while also reusing what you have on hand. If you have an old pullover sweater that has seen better days, you can keep it out of the landfill and make yourself a new purse! This tutorial includes: … Read more How To Upcycle A Sweater Into A Purse

How To Coffee Dyed Fabric

I wanted new curtains for my windows, ones that matched the new covers I made for my throw pillows. As always, I wanted to recycle what I already had, if possible. Taking a look at my fabric stash, I pulled out a flat sheet that was getting too thin to use on the bed. It … Read more How To Coffee Dyed Fabric

How To Crochet A Granny Square Christmas Stocking

Granny Square Christmas Stockings one red and one white

Here’s an idea to use your leftover pieces of yarn, especially if they are in holiday colors. Crochet a granny square then sew together and add a way to hang. You have a small Christmas stocking to decorate your tree or home. Granny squares are easy to make, making them the perfect project for someone … Read more How To Crochet A Granny Square Christmas Stocking

How To Crochet Around A Wire Hanger

Hanger with yarn crocheted over it

I am all about reusing things rather than throwing them out. Reusing means you aren’t buying something new, saving resources AND money – a win-win situation! With this in mind, I created this tutorial for crocheting yarn around wire hangers to make them non-slip. Now available on Etsy: How To Crochet Around A Wire Hanger! … Read more How To Crochet Around A Wire Hanger