Fiber arts ◦ diy homemaking 




How to: the Easiest Cast-On!

If you've never knit before and are wanting to learn, this cast on is the perfect place to start! Simple and easy, quick and practical, this method is all you need to start your project on the right foot. I'm not even sure what the official name for this method is......

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Color Inspiration (Fall Fresh Edition)

The 60* days have arrived and I couldn't be happier. Now I can more appropriately look forward to the changing of the leaves, trips to the pumpkin patch, and the beginning of the holiday season! I'm also one of those weirdos that always loved back-to-school season so...

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Emma’s September Favorites!

The dreary gray and crisp air have arrived! I'm in love. Makes all the baby snuggles that much more enjoyable. 🙂 These cool, crisp days are perfect for any number of crafts - but for some reason, embroidery is what I'm always drawn to in the fall. Have I ever...

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DIY Bandana Bibs with Video Tutorial!

If you haven't noticed, Emma and I are all about all things baby right now. Since we both were expecting in the late summer, we have focused a lot of our blog posts towards baby items! These bibs take the cake as one of the easiest sewing projects I have ever done....

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DIY Window Upcycle

A few months ago, a woman in my neighborhood was replacing all of the windows in her home. She posted the old windows for free on facebook and I snatched up as many as I could as quickly as I could! These beauties were original to the house built in the 1920's and...

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Mickyla’s August Favorites!

Lately, I've been obsessing over all of these gorgeous hints of fall patterns I've seen coming on Instagram. I'm partial to the fall and the winter, so the summer is always a hard time for me to sludge through. But I can see a light at the end of the tunnel! Some...

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Five Things They Don’t Tell You About Giving Birth

A few weeks ago, I talked about our sweet Sully's early arrival. Since then he's gained at least another pound and formed quite a few opinions! 😀 Baby boy is eight weeks old today and his birthday is still so fresh in my mind. We really had a very uneventful birth...

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Huggable Mermaid Amigurumi

This huggable-sized little gal is one of my favorite designs to date. I began writing this pattern after seeing a photo on Pinterest of a Mermaid Amigurumi that I was not able to find the pattern to. I loved the idea of a little stuffed mermaid, especially since my...

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How to: The Knitted Cast On

Welcome to post #1 of Emma's Teach Yourself to Knit series! Today I'll show you how to cast on using the Knitted Cast On method. There are many ways to cast on (ie. setting yourself up with stitches to work into; beginning your project) but this is the perfect...

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Mini Mermaid Amigurumi

Amigurumi, or the Japanese art of creating 3D items out of yarn, is a versatile and easy to learn outlet for crocheters. I personally love creating stuffed animals and dolls for gifts for little kids! I think amigurumi does an excellent job of bridging the gap between...

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Color Scheme Inspiration (Succulent Edition)

Well, the heat waves have officially arrived and are here to stay (for a while, at least) and I'm very (VERY) happy to no longer be pregnant! Needless to say, my cute wee babe is serving as major project inspiration lately, but the color inspo in this dry, brown...

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Attaching Amigurumi Hair in 3 Easy Steps!

Have you ever gotten to the end of a project and been majorly intimidated by a step that a pattern is asking you to do? This was me with attaching hair to amigurumi dolls. I was completely stumped by the thought of figuring out how to give a doll hair; so much so that...

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Emma Knopp

co-owner and content creator at created makers, LLC

Wife to Justin Daniel ◦ Mama to Solomon Daniel ◦ Maker in many mediums

Mickyla Jackson

co-owner and content creator at created makers, LLC

Wife to Timothy ◦ Mum to Serenity, Rosalind, and Augustine ◦ Avid crafter

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