Tutorial: Resin Sewing Thread and Embroidery Floss Pendants

Tutorial: Resin Sewing Thread and Embroidery Floss Pendants | The Zen of Making

I am a deeply practical woman in most areas of my life, but sewing thread just isn’t one of them. When it comes to beautiful thread ends and bits of leftover embroidery floss, I simply can’t bring myself to throw them away. Instead, into the giant glass jar they go, destined to look pretty while uselessly cluttering up my craft studio until the collapse of all space and time as we know it. Because, those colors!

Sound familiar, stitchers? Well, put down those thimbles and hoops, set aside your needles and spools, and get ready to turn those lovely leftovers into super-cute resin sewing thread and embroidery floss pendants! Make them for your friends! For your sewing circle or quilt guild! For the gal who cuts the yardage at your favorite fabric shop! Heck, if you’ve got as many floss and thread-filled jars on your shelves as I do, you might want to make one to match every conceivable outfit in your closet! ;)

Tutorial: Resin Sewing Thread and Embroidery Floss Pendants | The Zen of Making

Tutorial: Resin Sewing Thread and Embroidery Floss Pendants | The Zen of Making

Tutorial: Resin Sewing Thread and Embroidery Floss Pendants | The Zen of Making

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Tiny Cranky Haley: Reporting Live from Moth Hell

Tiny Cranky Haley: Reporting Live from Moth Hell | The Zen of Making

This week’s radio silence is brought to you by the letter M.

Now, let us have a moment of silence for the 1/3 of my yarn stash and 1/2 of my wardrobe that is no longer with us.

On the bright side, when I’m finally done with this nonsense, I’m going to write one heck of a blog post about saving your wardrobe/yarn and fabric stash/sanity while battling the horror that is the clothes moth. Because, turns out, moths are like honey badgers. They don’t give a shit how clean your apartment is—they’ll still find a way to eat your stuff.

Tiny Cranky Haley, Weeks 4 and 5

Tiny Cranky Haley, Weeks 4 and 5 | The Zen of Making

You know those weeks when you’re crazy busy, but, when they’re finally over, you can’t actually figure out what you got done? Yeah, that pretty much describes the end of my summer.

Tiny Cranky Haley, Weeks 4 and 5 | The Zen of Making

Over the past two weeks, Tiny Cranky Haley figured out what really happened to all those missing stitch markers, formed a tiny but adorable angry mob, and used her powers as an aging hipster for good.

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O Captain! My Captain!

O Captain! My Captain! | The Zen of Making

So very sad. Rest in peace, Robin Williams.

Update:

Shame on a world that looks upon mental illness with fear, judgement, and contempt simply because it feels helpless, impotent, and ignorant in the face of such a struggle. I’ve dealt with depression my whole life. And, dearest readers, if you struggle too, know that you are not alone. Should you find yourself in need of help, please, please, please seek it out. You matter. You are important.

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