The ability to crochet in the car, on the train or your commute requires you to carry some essential items. Over the last year or so I have experimented with the tools needed to crochet during your commute or on road trips. I have compiled the list of the crochet essentials that live in my work bag. The best part is these don't take up too much room!
The inspiration for this lanyard is my adorable little niece Aria. While she is a fully fledged toddler now and no longer uses a pacifier, this design is inspired by her. The pattern is available on my Ravelry store. I am releasing a simplified version of the pattern for free today to accompany the teether lanyard.
What is a better combination for a girls beanie other then rainbows and cupcakes? This pattern makes for the perfect stash buster. You can pretty much use any combination of colours for this pattern.
With the world returning to a state of "normalcy" after COVID-19 there are certain changes that will be sticking around. For example the consistent use of hand sanitiser on pubic transport has become essential for commuters, especially those in the high risk categories like myself. Easy access to hand sanitiser without digging through (and potentially contaminating!) my bag is important. To solve this I have developed this easy clip on hand sanitiser pouch. The pattern has just been released on my Ravelry page and you can buy an add free pattern for the frog version here. To celebrate the release I am sharing the base of the pattern for free on my blog.
This weeks blog post is a DIY instruction on making polymer clay beads. These beads are simple and quick to make. You can also customise the colours of your beads and add your own personal twist to your hand made items. This tutorial is really simple and would make a toughtful, but quick gift that is hand made.
When one the local animal foster groups announced they were expecting their first child, a baby boy, I knew exactly what I needed to make. This little bub will be joining a family of three dogs and a cat. What could be a more adorable outfit for the little man then a puppy.
One of my friends recently asked me to make a cute little bottle warmer for her cousins new little girl. I struggled to find a pattern that I really liked! I ended up combining the heart stitch, star stitch and bead stitch. This resulted in an adorable little cozie perfect to keep any warmed bottle of milk ready for your bub.
Learn a few tricks to make your own themed stitch markers for your yarn work.
Beeswax wraps are an adaptable replacement for cling wrap and are fantastic at keeping food fresh. I have made smaller pouches for my crackers to accompany lunch. The wraps are very versatile, and repairable and the perfect substitute for cling-wrap. So in the theme of DIY I have made a step by step method of how to make beeswax wraps. I have tried two different methods. I think I prefer the second stove top method over the oven process, but both will work.
There are so many wonderful colourways available in hand dyed yarns. One of my absolute favourite stores is Stitchcraft & Wizardry. I love their mixes of colours, and the fun names as well. Being the curious person I am I started reading into the various ways to hand dye yarn. It turns out there are… Continue reading Food Colouring Dye Process