Adele Humphreys

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Seeking the Lost Art of Growing Old with Intention

Great lives often begin amid tumult and suffering. Seventy years ago, long before Bernd Heinrich became one of history’s fastest ultramarathoners, and ages before his scientific studies on ravens made him a leading naturalist, he was a skinny, impoverished kid living in a hut in the forest of …

Recipe for Knitting a Top Down Hat, Part 1

<i>If you want to knit hats without a pattern and make every hat a one of a kind creation that also fits well (a nice bonus!), I've got a recipe for you.</i><p>…

Krysten Ritter Talks About Her Hardcore Knitting Hobby

When Krysten Ritter isn’t kicking ass as Jessica Jones, writing gripping psychological thrillers, and hanging with her canine pal, Mikey, she knits—a …

One Handle Bag Tutorial

Home » bag » One Handle Bag Tutorial<p>Bag on the pattern of Rebecca Lambert. American cotton. Closure with strap with a magnetic button. Inside pocket …

Twist Fabric Scraps into Colorful Twine

If you’re drowning in fabric scraps and offcuts, this is the perfect project to upcycle them into something practical.<p>It’s an idea that came to me while I was in the process of tidying up my sewing space. I tend to keep all my fabric scraps (just in case!) and all those really long, thin pieces …

Understanding a Serger or Overlocking Sewing Machine

01 of 06<p>What Does a Serger Do?<p>A serger trims the seam and encloses the seam allowance or edge of the fabric, inside a thread casing, all in one step. …

Floral Half Apron with Slash Pockets

It may be a <i>half</i> apron, but it’s <i>full</i> of pretty details. For yourself or as a delightfully easy gift, this pretty apron mixes a very lightweight solid …

Sewing

the perfect flattering gathered skirt for summer

As soon as the weather starts warming up, I start wishing I had more skirts to wear. Jeans are just so uncomfortable in the heat and shorts are …

Clothing

A showstopping chocolate cake recipe | King of puddings

There is something of the Scarlet Pimpernel about this luscious chocolate cake: an aristocratic Gallic gateau that takes the breath away<p>It happens every time. Nothing quiets the din of a great gathering, albeit briefly, like the appearance of chocolate cake. What music does to soothe a savage …

Dessert

Six Google search tips to find anything faster

Start searching smarter.<p>Google is the go-to destination when you need to find something on the web—the verb "to google" even made it into the dictionary. But while everyone's heard of the popular search engine, very few know how to make the most of it.<p>Behind the unassuming Google interface, you'll …

Google Search

Soft & Stuffable Fabric Shopping Bags: Shop Pretty

As more and more stores up their recycling commitment (some <i>entire cities</i> have banned plastic bags), it's becoming pretty common to have to bring your …

Simply Charmed Tote Bag Tutorial

Here’s a free tutorial for a simple tote bag that uses charm squares! No problem if you don’t have any charms. You can easily cut your own.<p>*This …

Sew Easy: How to Sew an Apron in 10 Minutes

I don’t know about you, but when I’m making something with my hands, there’s guaranteed to a be a mess around me (and possibly on me as well). So, I …

Sewing

Tutorial: Easy dolman knit dress

Abby from Sew Much Ado shows how you can sew an easy dolman knit dress that’s perfect for summer! You can make it in any length. She’s made a lovely …

Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorial

Sunday, October 16, 2011<p>Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorial, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.<p>I love making bags! In my opinion, you can never have too many. …

How To Sew A T-Shirt Without A Pattern

<b>How to sew a t-shirt without a pattern</b>? If you plan to recreate a simple t-shirt then it’s actually super simple. Let me show how I recreated my …

How to Clip Corners (Best Sewing Tips)

This simple sewing tip will show you how to clip corners, making your sewing projects more pro-looking. If you're looking for an easy way to reduce …

How to Make a Peg Bag

Hello there, crafty folk!<p>After the epic writing and photo uploading of the patchwork tutorial, I make no apologies for a simple, quick and easy …

How to Make a Potato Salad That'll Upstage the Classic

Classic potato salads are fine and good (sometimes even wonderful)—but every once in a while (maybe for the start of barbecue season?), you want a chance to play, create, impress, and use up some of the items in your pantry, too.<p>Behold: <b>our guide for building the potato salad of your dreams!</b> Whether …

It’s bags of fun when customers drop in to sew their own

When curious customers first walk through Kate Sheridan’s shop door they might just find the lady herself sprawled on the floor, busy cutting patterns for her latest collection.<p>The designer’s East London space is crammed full of her own covetable handbags and clothes, as well as craft by friends …

Let’s go bananas: growing the leaves in your back garden | James Wong

Banana leaves are surprisingly easy to grow – and now is the perfect time<p>I grew up in Singapore, and lunch every Thursday at my school canteen was nasi lemak. This was a neat little parcel of coconut-scented rice, crisp fried peanuts and curry, all wrapped up in a fresh green banana leaf. …

OFM’s classic cookbooks: Jane Grigson’s Good Things

Lindsey Bareham recalls one of Jane Grigson’s finest works, a 1971 collection of early columns for the Observer colour magazine. Plus six of our favourite recipes from the book<p>When <i>Good Things</i> was first published in 1971, I was consumer editor of <i>Time Out</i> in a very run-down King’s Cross. We lived on …

How to Knit More: 2 Field-Tested Strategies

No, it's not a contest—but knitting more stuff is kind of great. Two things in particular can really make a difference.The post How to Knit More: 2 …

Knitting

Understanding The Differences Between Knitting and Crochet

People who are unfamiliar with yarn crafting often confuse knitting and crochet. It's totally understandable that this happens; these crafts share …

Finding your knitting mojo

So I had the yarn. I found the pattern – the Malana beach top – and I cast on, all excited and ready to go. But by row 211 I was itching to cast on …

Knitting

9 Knitting Patterns to Challenge Your Skills

Meghan Schmaltz, aka the Unapologetic Knitter, is a designer who loves to create technical projects. What we love about her designs is that they are …

Why You Should Start Arm-Knitting ASAP

These easy, step-by-step videos are the funnest way to learn how to arm knit chunky blankets, pet beds, scarves, sweaters, hats, and more.<p>1 Throw …

Earthbound Misfit & English Muffin Bread!

<b>Two fun things for you today – a beautiful pattern and English Muffin Bread. First – we have been doing some Facebook Live posts on great multiple</b> …

Breakfast

I'm proud to be a horticulturist

I may be a lowly apprentice of the skilled trade of horticulture, but one day I aspire to be a master<p>I love my allotment. It’s not an official allotment, it is someone else’s back garden that my partner and I use to grow plants. It made sense for the owners to let us take care of it; they no longer …

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from France

Ah, <i>le jardin í la française.</i> No need to add the word <i>formal</i> to that phrase, because when it comes to French gardens, formal is a given. We’ve all seen …