Craft

7 Favorites places to buy yarn online

March 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

You’ve got to know, I love love, LOVE yarn.  Without being a yarn hoarder, I buy a lot of yarn.  I believe that great yarn is the key to the gates of heaven, nothing less.  And the more I know about yarn, the more money I am willing to spend to get the best fibers.

Gorgeous Knitted Sweater Free Pattern

March 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hey, y’all know I began knitting a few months ago, and well, I got the bug.  My crazy love for sweaters combined with this new knitting fever made it so that I had no choice but to knit my first sweater!

Between swatches and gauges

February 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

I have decided to make the plunge into knitting and do the impossible, being knitting my first sweater! This is so exciting, and actually reminds me of an anterior period in my life.  You know, when you were in college and a new semester began…

Gen’s Market Bag – Free Crochet Pattern

November 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Here it is, my second free crochet pattern! I began working on another crochet bag while on vacation with my family.  As I was flying across the country I didn’t want to take anything big with me, such as a blanket, because I knew my space was limited

Whoopsie doopsie!

August 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

You can never have too much yarn, I heard lately.     While I completely agree with that statement, I still like to think of myself as a minimalist.  My yarn stash fits – barely – in a storage bin, and I want to keep it that way. As I was on a cleaning and decluttering

How to sew a toddler’s sleeping bag

June 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

   I promised it, well, here it is! In a previous post I talked about how I did sew a toddler’s jacket from an old sleeping bag I had. Well, I used the remaining fabric to sew a small sleeping bag for my toddler. I wanted the sleeping bag to have sleeves, as my son is not used to being bundled up anymore. Since as far as I know no such pattern exists (maybe I should make one), I freehanded the pattern using a vest as a reference point. Here’s how I did it. 

How to sew a toddler’s jacket from an old sleeping bag

May 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Okay, if you’ve been following me lately you’ll notice I was quiet from the Pinterest/Facebook/blogging scene in the past week.  Well, I’ve been a busy bee!  After our camping trip I had to take a few days to recover from the exhaustion of organizing it all and then I started working on another project.   In one of the lasts posts I talked about how we did go camping with our one year old and how I had to quickly sew a jacket for my son.  I had been looking for a light jacket for my toddler for ages but still couldn’t find any in the multiple stores I shopped at. With the camping trip coming up I found myself short of toddler sized cool weather clothes and I wanted to find a quick solution. 

Kindle Fire Cozy Free Crochet Pattern

May 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

  Hey y’all, I was working on a sweater crochet project last week and I must admit it is not going so good.  The sweater I did is too big for me.  So while I was pondering whether I should frog it or keep it too big I decided to attempt a smaller project. I designed my first pattern, yay!  Well, it’s not so much a “pattern” as it is two different stitches combined in multicolor to create something nice. While working on said sweater, I fell in love all over again with the Half-double crochet stitch.  There really is something soothing about that stitch.  It works up fast and is a no brainer (great for when you’re also watching Game of Thrones and need to concentrate on the numerous characters, ha!). To create this Kindle Fire Sleeve, I used some leftover yarn I already had from a previous project for my son.  You can add this pattern to your Ravelry queue here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kindle-fire-cozy   Materials: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino yarn, 4 colors or any sport weight yarn. Size D (3.25″) hook Scizzors Yarn needle to weave ends   Gauge: 20 stitches & 15 rows = 4″ X 4″ Adjust hook if necessary to obtain gauge     The pattern is worked in one long rectangle assembled together prior to working upper border. Chain 30 Row 1: Hdc into 3rd chain from the […]

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