The Quiet Homemaker

Helping you maintain peace in marriage, parenting & homemaking

Category: The Crafty Side

Simple Beginner Knitting Project

A simple beginner knitting projectKnitting…just the thought of the clicking needles calms my spirit. Last week I shared with you some of the many benefits of knitting, so this week I want to show you a very simple beginner project. The dish cloth. These handmade dish cloths are the only dish cloths that I use. They also make wonderful gifts for friends and family.

All you need to know is how to cast on, how to do the knit stitch, and how to cast off.

If you are brand new to knitting you can learn the cast on and the knit stitch here. This is the video that I learned from. Continue reading

Why You Should Learn to Knit: 10 Health Benefits of Knitting & Crocheting

As a child I remember watching movies where sweet little ladies were knitting and chatting. Their needles clicking, yarn rolled up in balls, and smiles all around. I was so fascinated by this wonderful art! I did not personally know anyone who knew how to knit, though my mom did teach me to crochet, and I desperately wanted to learn.

Thank you Google!

When I was finally out with a family of my own, I decided I was going to learn to knit. I found and off I went. Now, I am definitely not a pro in any sense of the word, but it is something that I really enjoy doing.

Along the way I learned that there are actually some amazing health benefits of knitting, as well as it being enjoyable.

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Have You Ever Wanted to Try Hand-Lettering? Check this out!

31 Days to Love Your Lettering with Creativlei


One of my goals for 2017 is to learn how to hand letter. To help with this I am taking the course by CreativeLEI called 31 Days to Love Your Lettering.

I am really enjoying the course and all that I am able to do with lettering. I am NO artist! So it is exciting to be able to create art with handwriting. If you are even a little bit interested, head over to Lisa’s site at and check it out! Continue reading

How to Create Good Actionable Goals

how to create good, actionable goals in 4 easy stepsSo we have created our list of goals for the year. Now we need to make sure that they meet certain criteria or we are going to fail. Our goals need to be good actionable goals. Let’s take a look at my goals for the year, to give you an idea of what I mean.

My Goals for 2017

  • Hand-lettering
  • Move into Camper
  • My families health and mine
  • Add extra time with God
  • My Blog
  • Books on Reading List
  • More Projects for Home school
  • Use Organization Binder

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