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

How to Repair a Child’s Ballet Shoe

October 7th, 2016 | by Julie Finn

Here's how to repair a child's ballet shoe, the quick and easy way. You can even teach your kid to do this herself, so she can fix her own ballet shoe next time it breaks

18 Non-Candy Halloween Treats

September 30th, 2016 | by Julie Finn

Halloween is enough of a sugar rush as it is--no need to put even more candy, much less artificial food coloring, in your homemade treats and party food.

13 Halloween Nature Crafts

September 28th, 2016 | by Julie Finn

Halloween crafts don't have to be all plastic and pre-fab; check out these 11 Halloween nature crafts for some green ways to celebrate!

How to Replace a Drawstring

September 23rd, 2016 | by Julie Finn

ell whoever pulled it out in the first place to be more careful next time, because that's five minutes of your life that you aren't going to get back!

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