Key to a Long Life: Creative Outlets

Key to a Long Life: Creative Outlets

The studio was closed for my grandmother’s 100th birthday celebration last weekend and upon returning, I decided to share some highlights and my reflections on how we can take some lessons from her to live a full, happy life. Hint… it may just include making some things. Or riding motorcycles.

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My Top 9 Maker Goals for 2018

My Top 9 Maker Goals for 2018

I have been agonizing over my top nine maker projects / goals for this year, following along with the #2018makenine Instagram challenge.  I got so caught up in wanting to display some kind of perfection with my goals, projects and photos that I couldn't even make a simple list. Finally, I relaxed and focused instead on making a list that helps further my skills and gives me joy to do. Read today's blog post to see my list of personal maker goals and learn why I chose them, why they’re special to me, and whether I’ve made any progress. Hopefully it will inspire you to relax and make something, too.

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Making Things Can Save Your Life

Making Things Can Save Your Life

We're all so overloaded with stress, being busy, and lack of sleep. It's literally killing us slowly. What to do? Sleeping more, exercising, and eating well are all important and obvious. But a less obvious idea to add to your regimen is making things. Sound ridiculous? Read on.

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Embracing Imperfection: Keep the Mistakes

Embracing Imperfection: Keep the Mistakes

The imperfections in life are what make it memorable and worth living, talking about, and continuing. If you don’t make any mistakes, you’re not learning, creating or experimenting enough. It’s painful in the moment and feels like eternity, but no one cares except you. So, mess things up and have fun because you're here to learn.

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Turn Your Handmade Dreams Into Reality

Turn Your Handmade Dreams Into Reality

Do you have dreams of things you want to learn to make? Share your goals and hopes with me and let's make it happen. Studio How-To is here as a resource for you. A recent conversation with a close friend about her sewing dreams inspired this post. Read our plan to help her go from no idea how to sew, to creating her own skirts, head wraps, and even undergarments. 

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