About Julie Finn

Julie Finn I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now. Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.



Author Archives: Julie Finn

27 Dried Flower Crafts

March 23rd, 2015 | by Julie Finn

"This bouquet is so beautiful!" you said. "I'm going to dry all these flowers!" you said! Awesome! ... Now what


The 20 Best Bird Feeders That You Can Make

March 20th, 2015 | by Julie Finn

If you haven't been feeding the birds all winter, this is a great time to start! And if you have been feeding them all winter, this is a great time to mix things up by adding some new homemade bird feeders to welcome the spring migrants


Keurig K-Cups are Killing our Planet

March 9th, 2015 | by Julie Finn

An ounce of waste for every cup of coffee--that's what Keurig is doing to our planet. And I'm pretty sure that all the glue guns in the world can't fix this problem



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