Last week a co-worker announced the arrival of his little boy. I decided that this meant a hand-made gift was in order. At the time I started, the gender wasn't known so I chose a giraffe theme, as animals can be easily argued to be gender neutral. This weeks post outlines some quick and easy… Continue reading Giraffe Rattle
This weeks post is a little different to my usual crochet, I have been going between knitting an crochet for the last few weeks. When my friend asked for a spring inspired headband the twist style headbands stood out. There are many variations of the twist headband. I wanted to make one that helped learn… Continue reading Lilac Twist Headband
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!
Learn how to make your own crochet travel bag (or reusable shopping bag) with this DIY tutorial.
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.
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
Ever since despicable me burst into the cinema with its Gru's tiny yellow workers, minions have captured the hearts of kids and adults alike. Something about their cute appearance and bumbling language captures the child within everyone. The minions have gone on to create their own merchandise, TV show and even their own feature movie.… Continue reading Crochet Minions
Rosebud Bookmark Recently I have been making quite a few book marks. With valenteins day there was quite a few clever flower patterns going around. I decived to try my hand at making a rose but. What started as following a youtube tutorial has ended as a pattern. I could not find an appropriately sized… Continue reading Rose Bookmark