Category: Maker Life

Photo of tools for sewing gift bags

Maker Ennui

To make things from raw materials has long brought joy to humans. It is creativity and capability. It is craft and cleverness. But sometimes we find ourselves at loose ends. We finish a big project and… just… peter out. We get bored or frustrated with what we’re working on and turn away from it. And the ennui sets in. Nothing… Read more →

Photo of a handknit cowl, in progress

Winter Break for Adults

You know how you have a break coming up and you get all excited because you’re going to have ALL THIS TIME?  If you’re a maker, like me, maybe you plan out a project or thirteen.  Go buy supplies.  Talk about it with friends.  Print out patterns and choose your project bags. Sharpen your pencils. While you’re talking with your… Read more →

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