About Erin

I’m a working mom (and wife) who loves to do crafts, DIY, and decorating projects – when I can find the time! Being creative helps me find a better balance between work and life.


I come from a crafting family. Both of my grandmothers were always making things for us as gifts or teaching us to sew, cross-stitch, latch-hook (showing my age here), make doll clothes, bake and more. My mom has always been able to make about anything. Hence, I’m a DIY’er and crafter by birth!

I definitely still go in spurts where I am apt to do more projects than others. This blog has been a way to commit to myself to do more of what I like and keep track of recipes and diy how-to’s. It’s too easy to forget exactly all the steps when you make up them as you go along!

You can follow me in these places or contact me at sometimeshomemade@gmail.com




LinkedIn – I don’t write much about my day job on Sometimes Homemade, but if you’d like to get in touch with me regarding my professional life as a veteran marketer,  let’s connect on LinkedIn.

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  • jade
    Posted March 16, 2013 2:47 pm 0Likes

    ah, you did the colour run!! It is coming to a city near me this year and I really wanted to run it, but by the time I got to the web site it was already sold out 🙁 I hope I make it next year. Did you love running it?
    Nice to meet you, by the way 🙂

    • sometimes-homemade
      Posted March 16, 2013 3:37 pm 0Likes

      It’s so much fun! You might be able to get in at the last minute. I know some people who were able to because people cancelled. It was freezing here that day but still a blast!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • A little FLOUR a lot of LOVE
    Posted March 28, 2013 2:07 pm 0Likes

    Just wanted to let you know that I love your blog and have nominated you for the Liebster Award! Please check my blog tomorrow for more details 🙂

  • arielrosesuares
    Posted April 1, 2013 1:04 pm 0Likes

    I have chosen your blog for The Best Blog award. Congratulations!
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  • Mae
    Posted April 23, 2013 11:13 am 0Likes

    Hi Erin! I had to click your link because I’m also an IOWAN!! woohoo! digging your photos at the Iowa State Fair (yaaaaay we go every year!) and of course the hawkeyes rock you recently made was, well, rockin’. hahaha

    well, i hope you’ll swing by and visit my page at http://www.thelifeofacompulsivecrafter.blogspot.com


  • Chris
    Posted November 20, 2013 10:57 am 0Likes

    Hi, I really like your wrap bracelet finished with the silver button, but am having problems finding suitable buttons. Any suggestions? Or can. Use anything else instead?

    • erin.hoskins@gmail.com
      Posted November 22, 2013 7:29 pm 0Likes

      Hi Chris – you can really use any kind of button. If you’re looking for one that is a little more decorative like this one, I would try a fabric store like Joann’s or Hancock if you have them in your area. Otherwise, ask around, you might be surprised to find a friend who is a closet button hoarder!