inspired by Goodsmiths

Heidi Gustad

Heidi is a crafter and librarian based in Chicago. She is the woman behind HandsOccupied.com, which is all about crafting, inspiration and all things DIY.

Book Page Craft Inspiration

Book pages are beautiful and flexible craft supply. When I’m not crafting, I’m a librarian, so I always have a...

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make it yourself: mini book page pinwheel bouquet

I don’t know why, but making things tiny always makes them more awesome. This fun project comes together quickly and...

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Washi Tape Project Inspiration

Washi tape has become one of my favorite crafting materials. While there are so many adorable varieties of washi tape...

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make it yourself: Washi Tape Bib Necklace

I’ve always hated how much cute necklaces cost, particularly considering how quickly styles change. So I took the Washi Tape...

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Embroidery Inspiration

I recently shared an embroidery project and pattern with you all, and thought I’d follow that up by sharing some of my...

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Make it yourself: Little Fox Embroidery and a free pattern

For today’s project, the folks at Goodsmiths asked me to come up with a modern take on a “granny craft.”...

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Yarn-Covered Bottle

This easy DIY is a great textural addition to home decor — great for flowers, as a candlestick holder or...

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My Picks: Polka Dots

z left to right, top to bottom: 1. DIY Polka Dot Pencils / 2. Glitter Dot Pot / 3. Potato Printed Polka Dot Tote...

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Meet the Shop Keep: Emily of Kissen Studio

Last weekend I sat down with Emily Moser of Kissen Studio to pick her brain about what it’s like to...

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Weekend Make: Create a Felted Conversation Heart

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I’ve got hearts on the brain. While I usually think conversation hearts in...

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