Tag: crafts


Martha & Mary annual fundraiser

Martha & Mary’s Annual Event to Raise Funds for Quality of Life Programs

Martha & Mary has been an integral part of the Kitsap community, providing programs and services for residents young and old, for 120 years. Like many other local nonprofits, the organization relies on the generosity of the community it serves. On April 26, … read more

New Nutcrackers From Old

New Nutcrackers From Old

Local artist Linna Lawrence gets neglected dolls cracking

The lights dim. The curtains part. The music soars and the performers take the stage for the Nutcracker ballet. But wait, what’s this? Where are the ballerinas? Where are the tutus? The stage is full of — well — nutcrackers. Ever wonder what … read more

Gifts From the Garden

Gifts From the Garden

There is much to learn about the garden: the planting, the weeding, the pruning, what to grow, plus all those plant names. One of the more enjoyable aspects of what a garden teaches is how the garden gives back. A gifting garden is … read more

Plant material pressed in a flower press

Creating Pressed Botanicals for Décor — The Art of the Herbarium

Plant gathering and preservation for identification has its foundations in history and early botanical plant hunting. Plants in modern gardens have their origins from all over the world, as botanists journeyed to distant lands. As the West was discovered, Lewis and Clark collected … read more

New Life… for an Old Art

Gig Harbor wool-rug braider renews the tradition of...

When Donna McKeever stumbled upon a rug-braiding class about two decades ago, she fell in love with this nearly lost art. Not only did she find her creative outlet, she wanted to inspire others to pursue it as well. “It’s a very simple … read more

Mosaic Flower Pot: Materials
Sweeten The Pot

Step By Step Instructions to Make a Mosaic Planter

This project is the ideal introduction to the craft of mosaics. Making a mosaic flowerpot utilizes the skills required for a larger composition, without the risk of spending much on tools that might not be used again. And a mosaic planter doesn’t need … read more


June is a great time to start quilting-or indulge your creative side.

The Annual Quilt Shop Hop Gives Quilters Another Excuse to Shop, Be Creative

West Sound and the greater Western Washington region are a hub for creativity, including the timeless art of quilting. In recent decades, the $30 billion craft industry has included a resurgence of quilting, attracting quilters of all ages, genders and skill level. Quilters … read more

Patricia Peat's Magical Creations — The Armory miniature room

Patricia Peat’s Magical Creations — A Miniature Wonderland

The home and garden of creative artist Patricia Peat is a magically enthralling retreat. She is not only known as an artistic gardener but also for her miniatures, her jewelry and her stained glass creations. In addition, she volunteers at the Kitsap County … read more

Pony Up Rescue for Equines
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