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  • Crafts Holiday

    Happy Holidays from the Humble Nest!

    Hope everyone has safe, wonderful holiday celebrations this year! Hopefully I’ll be better about posting regularly to this site in the new year, but I’ll be honest–that’s always my resolution and I only manage…

    January 4, 2016
  • Art

    Personalized Portraits

    Since we didn’t have a whole lot of money for gifts this year I decided to make some that were more personal. My sister had asked me to make her a cross stitch portrait…

    January 3, 2014
  • Art

    Holiday Card 2013

    I’ve been making my own Christmas cards for over 6 years now. At first, I made each one by hand, but as the list of recipients expanded, I began to make just one, scan…

    December 25, 2013
  • Crafts Embroidery

    Crewel Embroidery

    What is crewel work or crewel embroidery? Most simply, it is embroidery on fabric that is done with a wool thread– a two-ply variety known as crewel– which gives the embroidery its name. I’ve…

    June 15, 2010
  • Crafts Sewing

    A Whale of a Pillow

    My much-anticipated sewing machine finally arrived and one of the first things I wanted to make was a whale-shaped pillow. I had seen one in a house tour on Apartment Therapy and loved it.…

    May 18, 2010