I wanted to make my granddaughter a basic knit hat in white and trim it with a faux fur pom pom. I asked a friend and talented crocheter about a place to purchase pom poms. She gave me a suggestion and told me they aren’t hard to make.Continue Reading
Rounded up a collection of fun watermelon ideas for some summertime inspiration!
1 Watermelon cupcakes from The First Year Something Sweet
2 Crochet Watermelon Coasters from Repeat Crafter Me
3 Grilled Watermelon Feta and Basil Salad from Recipe Runner
4 Strawberry Kiwi Pizza (doesn’t contain watermelon at all but looks pretty like a cut watermelon slice) from Hungry Happenings
5 Sweet Watermelon Bunting from The Little Bee
6from Darby Smart
7 Watermelon Fruit Bowl from Kraft
8 Watermelon Turtle from Deviant Art
Sharing with you a few easy but sweet Easter crochet projects. I first started crocheting these Easter eggs with my mom w.a.y back in 1978. We had recently moved hundreds of miles from home, experiencing one of the snowiest years ever and learned we were expecting our first baby. My mom flew out to visit and to pass the time stuck inside, we crocheted. I have a large basket full of eggs from our time together and continued to make more through the years. These eggs will always remain special to me.
Giving your holiday visitors a sweet parting gift is a thoughtful gesture. Here is a way to send them home with a little something extra that is both tasty and decorative! Gingerbread cookie parting treats is an adorable project that your guests both young and old can snip off and take along as they depart.Continue Reading
My friend’s daughter is expecting twins and wants to wait until the birth to learn the gender of her babies. So, I tried to be creative in choosing a gift for her baby shower, crocheting complimentary colored stockings for the babies 1st Christmas using an easy crochet stocking pattern.Continue Reading
A wee bit of yarn and a few minutes of crocheting can make your gifts and packages look extra special for the recipient! Crochet gift tags, ties & bows work up so quickly and the flowers and ties can be used over and over again.Continue Reading
This happy little Crochet Humpty Dumpty Egg is made using a modified version of my Easter Egg pattern. He certainly doesn’t fit in to an Easter decorating theme, but he does make a cute baby toy, baby shower decoration or gift topper.
Sweetly Organized. Corral cosmetics, art or craft supplies by crocheting cozy can covers to make work space both attractive and convenient. Several containers, in various sizes, gathered together on a wooden tray is a useful and pretty gift-giving idea!Continue Reading
Two grandchildren are celebrating birthdays. Chloe, a leapling, just turned 3 and her brother, Caleb will be 7 in a few days. A basket of bean bags for Chloe and a toy combining two of Caleb’s favorite things should bring smiles.Continue Reading
Crochet Beverage Cup Jackets are both adorable and useful for protecting your hands from containers filled with hot beverages. A friend of my daughter asked me to make some for her and wanted them longer than she was able to find, covering most of the cup.Continue Reading
When we all moved into our new homes on our street, way back in the mid-1980’s, a neighbor was selling Discovery Toys. She gave out a wonderful recipe for Making Modeling Playdough at home. I have made it countless times because it is easy and because it is the softest and fun-to-play-with play dough. Making another batch is on our agenda this week while Cambrie and Chloe are staying.
The fun and interest in building and creating with LEGO’s can follow a kid right into adulthood. I know a guy (not the guy in the photos) with a huge collection and though now without much time with career and other responsibilities, is still, unashamedly, an enthusiast. This crochet LEGO scarf is a gift for my daughter’s boyfriend and my son-in-law bravely modeled it for me before I gave it away.Continue Reading
This girl wanted a new hat.
A blue and grey hat to be exact. Something fun and warm.
I showed Abbey a few patterns to choose from and she picked this one.
She can wear it down on her forehead just above those pretty eyes or pushed back a little.
There is even room should she have a ponytail.
Worn like this, it resembles a snood.
Great spiral pattern on the back, this Drops Design pattern is designed as a guys hat.
I followed the L/XL sized because Abbey likes her hats big. But that required me to do lots of rounds of decreases to tighten around her temples. She tried it on as I went to be sure it fit just right.
Now this girl wants a new scarf.