These little gents are looking dapper in their knitted red bow ties. Getting photos of our two youngest grandsons was much harder than actually making the bow ties!Continue Reading
The leaves are blowing, there is a chill in the air and a hot beverage might be just what you need to warm up. Keep your pumpkin spice coffee or hot chocolate warm with a knitted cozy.Continue Reading
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
Giving the title, best to something is often overdone and really just a matter of opinion. I deliberately added the word best to this recipe because I think it is fitting. Bake up a batch of these yummy Pumpkin Bread mini loaves and see if you agree.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
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
So many adorable hats and beanie patterns available and lots of little noggins in my life kept me super busy crocheting last month. Here are some of the different hats I made with links to patterns. Be inspired by lots of hats for lots of noggins.Continue Reading
My long-time blogging friend, Diana shared her recipe for delicious caramels on her blog, Nana Diana Takes a Break. I had never made caramels but since Diana said this recipe never fails (and she has tried many recipes) I was excited to make a batch. And, then another batch. Because they are that good!
Hosting a New Years Party? Shrimp is always a popular party appetizer and it looks extra tempting presented in individual serving dishes. For a change, I served Sweet Chili Thai Sauce with Shrimp Appetizer.Continue Reading
Necklaces and accessories are fun to wear and can really dress up an otherwise plain or casual outfit. But how to keep those pieces organized and easy to reach? Hanging them from hooks and cabinet door knobs doesn’t work very well, as I used to do. And I haven’t found a jewelry box that holds many either. Out of necessity, I made this wall-mounted jewelry organizer that keeps many pieces right where I need them. It has been so helpful to me that my daughters have requested I make one for each them.Continue Reading
Home beer brewing is becoming popular and our daughter’s boyfriend enjoys making craft beer in his home. So we thought a crafted wooden tote would make a great gift.
We found a terrific how-to and followed the plans closely.
Ours is made of oak. I purchased the vinyl initial on etsy and the vintage looking bottle opener on ebay.
Here is a link to The New Hobbyist post for detailed instructions
Are you making any gifts this Christmas holiday season? There are just too many adorable projects abounding all over the web that I have more than I can accomplish on my to-do list! I’ll share as I complete them but, for now I have some past projects and crochet gift ideas that might inspire you!Continue Reading
There is nothing so sweet as tiny baby feet but sometimes those precious piggies need covering with itty-bitty socks. Make this pretty Baby Socks Rose Bud Flower Bouquet arrangement for a lovely and useful shower gift or centerpiece.