welcome to dream a little bigger

Hey, there. I’m Allison!

I’m an Okie transplant living in the Houston, TX area crafting my heart out. I love anything with four legs. Any time spent crafting, crocheting, baking, or gardening is time I’m truly happy. Right now my favorite color is moss green but it’ll change because I’m crazy fickle! I loved crochet before it was cool (no, really!) and I’ll love it long after it goes out of fashion. I’ll do any craft that keeps my hands and mind busy and more than likely I’ll blog about it :)

I’m so excited to have you here at my little home on the internet, Dream a Little Bigger! I’m proud to think it is one of the craftiest places on the internet with literally hundreds of original craft tutorials. I hope you enjoy our variety of easy crafts, affordable home DIY projects, tasty recipes, crochet patterns, free SVG cut files and so much more. Welcome!

My Favorites

I’ve been craft blogging since 2012 which means I’ve made a LOT OF CRAFTS! And in those 11 years there have definitely been some favorites. Check out a few of my very favorite craft tutorials I’ve shared in recent years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for a little assistance? Check out the most frequently asked questions about the blog and myself here! Have a more technical inquiry? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions Page.

This is a question I get a lot… I started this blog in 2012 because I had recently become self-employed and had a LOT of time on my hands. That gave me a lot of time to craft! Within a year I was able to quit my freelance graphic design business and work full-time on Dream a Little Bigger which means 40+ hours a week of making stuff and living the dream!

Absolutely! Please feel free to use a single image and directly link to the post. All links need to be easily identifiable and properly credited as coming from dreamalittlebigger.com. Have any questions? Contact me.

No. Any emails requesting publishing pre-written posts or offering amazing free, quality, written posts (you know what I’m talking about) are not accepted here. Emails asking will be marked as spam.

No. Any emails requesting do-follow links will be marked as spam.

Sort of. In 2022 I started a food blog called Dang Tasty and some food and recipe posts were moved over there. You should check it out. It just might encourage me to post over there more :)

Why I’m glad you asked. Check them out here!

Our Viral Craft Tutorials

We’ve had the good fortune to have a few of our posts go viral. Check out four of our most popular craft tutorials of all time!

Want to Know More About the Dream?

DreamaLittleBigger.com came to be in February of 2012. I had worked in real estate and after the bust in 2008 I found myself moved to part-time employment before being laid off altogether. Having a graphic design degree I decided to go out on my own & quickly built my business. Suddenly without the need to commute at least 2 hours a day, I had a lot of time on my hands. And so I found myself crafting an awful lot. Which meant a lot of trips the the craft store…

Now I don’t know if you’ve ever been to Oklahoma, but if you have you know one thing as well as I do… Okies have never met a stranger and will talk the ear off of anybody! And that’s exactly how I met a man in the check out line at the craft store picking up supplies for his wife who he had set up a craft blog for. She could try to make it a viable business for a few years and in the process write her craft supplies off on her taxes.

I didn’t even know what a blog was but I went home and researched and started setting up this site that very night. Not really expecting much, I was absolutely surprised when later 2012 I was able to quit my print design business and become a full-time craft blogger. Every day I’m so thankful for readers like you who allow me the chance to Dream a Little Bigger every day for a living!

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