How to Make Pottery Barn Knock-Off Sweater and Fur Pillow Covers

Don't ya love Pottery Barn? I could shop there every day if I had a huge spending budget for home decorating. But I can't. I love their pillows, especially those cozy ones....more

Hot Day, Cool DIY Craft: How to Make an Upcycled T-shirt Yarn Plant Hanger

Old t-shirts: Everyone has some. Around my house a lot of said old T-shirts are tie-dyed. Not a Grateful Dead fan in sight, yet we have a lot of tie-dye. ...more
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Make These Chic Twist Headbands in 5 Minutes

Have you ever tried counting all the T-shirts you have in your house? With a husband and four kids, I have tons at my house and it would probably take me forever to pull them all out and count them. But that's boring, so instead I decided to pull out a few with cute colors and prints, and I made some of these chic twist headbands. Five minutes is all it takes to sew together one of these cute headbands. And the bonus? Making these helped to clean out my house! Score one for me! ...more
lovejoystyles - These were so simple to make and the beauty is, these t-shirts were shirts my ...more

How to Make Pottery Barn Knock-Off Sweater and Fur Pillow Covers

Don't ya love Pottery Barn? I could shop there every day if I had a huge spending budget for home decorating. But I can't. I love their pillows, especially those cozy ones....more

Hot Day, Cool DIY Craft: How to Make an Upcycled T-shirt Yarn Plant Hanger

Old t-shirts: Everyone has some. Around my house a lot of said old T-shirts are tie-dyed. Not a Grateful Dead fan in sight, yet we have a lot of tie-dye. ...more
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Hooded Bath Towel

A Hooded Bath Towel is for a baby, right?  When my kids were little one of the things I loved the most was wrapping them up in a nice big fluffy baby towel that had a hood on it and getting them dry after their baths.  I remember hugging them tight to keep them warm as they dried off and just breathing in their sweet, clean baby smell. Priceless!...more

Crocheting the Sky 2015 - June 2015

This is a year long conceptual crocheting project here is June 2015 along with a poem that speaks of June by Robert Burns Click here to see more ...more

Holiday-themed Crochet projects

Having lived in a 1-bedroom condo for 7 years, I haven't really had any room for a Christmas tree or proper Christmas decorations. Now that my husband and I just moved to a house that has 2 extra bedrooms - you can just imagine how my wheels start turning when it comes to the holidays this year. We finally would have room for a tree and all of these Christmas knick knacks you could think of! So knowing this, I've started thinking of Christmas projects I could tackle before the holiday season comes along. My goal is to make most (if not all) of the Christmas ornaments on our tree....more

Make These Chic Twist Headbands in 5 Minutes

Have you ever tried counting all the T-shirts you have in your house? With a husband and four kids, I have tons at my house and it would probably take me forever to pull them all out and count them. But that's boring, so instead I decided to pull out a few with cute colors and prints, and I made some of these chic twist headbands. Five minutes is all it takes to sew together one of these cute headbands. And the bonus? Making these helped to clean out my house! Score one for me! ...more
lovejoystyles - These were so simple to make and the beauty is, these t-shirts were shirts my ...more

Pattern Roundup :: Lacy Shawls

I hate to do this to you, I really do... But, I'm thinking about Christmas knitting. I've been wanting to knit a lacy shawl with some gorgeous fingering weight yarn for quite a while now, so I thought, why not make some for Christmas gifts?! I get to knit, and someone gets a lovely gift. Double whammy! The great thing about lacy shawls is that they're a pretty quick knit, and usually 1 skein of fingering weight yarn is enough, so it's also an economical gift....more

Latest Crochet Creations

Over the last couple of weeks, I've been getting back to crafting, specifically crochet, which makes me oh so happy! It's just a wonderful feeling to see something come together. Neither of these projects are solely mine, as I've used patterns created by others. But, when something is just so beautiful, why reinvent the wheel, right?I completed an example of one kind of slipper I can make, by request. I love the color of this particular slipper and I'm holding back from making the mate and just keeping them for myself.... ...more

Work In Progress :: Oblique, Almost Done!

I'm pleased to report that this will be my last Oblique WIP post! I'm on the homestretch! I attached the sleeves to the front and back panels, then picked up and knit the button bands and collar. As I tried to read ahead, I had no idea where the pattern was going. I had to just trust the process (eek!). It all worked out in the end. All I have left to do is seam up the arms and sides, take care of all the pesky yarn tails, then block! ...more

Positive Balance of (Yarn) Trade

Like any good knitter, I can't resist stash building (I have a considerable amount of yarn on the way from DBNY--can't wait). At the same time, I want to use up/move out yarns that I'm not as excited about. So, I've got a few projects in mind to use up some odds and ends, mostly older acrylic yarns. Even if I don't reduce the overall volume of my stash, I will hopefully increase the overall quality! Here are my current "stashbuster" ideas:...more
I had to stop collecting yarn.  My cats have free run of my house so the only place that I can ...more