Saturday, April 18, 2015

Eight Gifts to Crochet for Mother's Day

I figured with Mother's Day less than a month away, it would be nice to do a roundup of free patterns from around the web. Any one of these would make a nice gift.

  1. Wrap around crochet bracelet 
  2. Summer Cotton Crocheted Bracelet 
  3. Sea Anemone ~ A Beaded Bracelet Pattern & Tutorial  
  4. Sylvan Crocheted Necklace 
  5. Crochet Flower Earrings 
  6. Lacy Crochet Bracelet 
  7. Crochet Button Earrings
  8. Crochet Teardrop Earring 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Eight Free Knit and Crochet Patterns for Valentine's Day


Most of these patterns are quick to whip up from your stash and would make a cute gift or keep for yourself and decorate for Valentine's Day. 

Starting from the top left to right:
  1. I Love You Pillow 
  2. Hearts Scarf Pattern
  3. Valentine Mug Hug
  4. Cu-Pig
Bottom left to right:
  1. Amigurumi Love Birds - you will need to create an account to download this from the Lion Brand Yarn company.
  2. Heart Shaped Cookies
  3. Little Heart Plushy
  4. Crochet Heart Coffee Cozy

Thursday, November 20, 2014

DIY Calendar

I know it is kind of early to be thinking of 2015, but appointments are being made and I need to keep track of them. I like to keep my calendar on the fridge where everyone can see what is going on, but I don't want to have loose pages or even just one page up there at a time.
There are plenty of sites out there where you can download your own calendar pages. One of my favorite sites is iMOM. iMom is a great site for printables, inspiration for family fun, parenting, date night ideas, and more. I recommend checking them out even if you do not use their calendar pages.
To make your own calendar you will need printed calendar pages, cardboard cut to fit your printed pages, regular white glue and clips or clothespins to hold everything together while it dries.

First, you will want to be sure your pages are in the correct order and that paper and cardboard are all lined up evenly all the way around. Clip your paper at the top like this:
Make sure the paper is flat against your cardboard.

Next, you will want to put a fine bead of glue at the very top left, middle and right making sure to spread it out evenly with the tip of your glue bottle:
Be sure to let the glue dry overnight before you remove your clips. Your pages will tear off easily from one month to the next. You could also glue some magnets to the back if you wish.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Free Knit and Crochet Patterns for Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving fast-approaching, I have been searching the web for quick and easy projects to knit or crochet. Here are some of the projects that I have found, and I hope that you will enjoy these as much as I do.

Starting from the left of the row on top:
1. Autumn Leaves Placemats
2. Turkey Day Dishcloth
3. Crochet Turkey Coasters & Ornaments
4. Tiny Acorn Pattern
Bottom row starting from the left:
5. It's never too late for Indian corn
6. Squeeze n' Sniff Pumpkin Pie
7. Gobble Gobble finger puppet
8. Autumn Oak Leaf Knitting Pattern

Happy Crafting!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Outdoor Clean-up for Fall Checklist

That time of year is here again when we must start thinking ahead. Before you know it, the winter will be upon us and indoors will seem a better option than outdoors. While the weather is still nice and enjoyable there is work to be done. I have put together a checklist for you of the most common things that should be done before the snow comes.

Get your printable here .

Friday, August 29, 2014

Autumn Decor

Although it is still August, there has been a chill in the air this past week during the morning hours. Autumn is on its way. This by far has always been my favorite season. I love the smell, the colors, the sound of leaves crunching under my feet and, of course, the gourds! Here are some images from around the web that got my creative juices flowing. Now I just need to hit some thrifts stores and a farmers market and start making.
Starting from the top left going around clockwise:
  1. I just like the simplicity of this one, there is no link though. When I brought it up, I got questionable pop-ups and my computer started making awful noises. 
  2. Peek-a-boo-pumpkins
  3. A Primitive Place & Country Journal Magazine
  4. The front porch
  5. Pumpkin Bird Feeder 
  6. Fall salt dough ornament decorations

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Crocheted Pixie Bonnet

I came across some pictures of baby pixie hats a few months back while I was on Pinterest. I find them adorable and sweetly irresistible, I knew they would be in my future projects to-do. I finally found a pattern that was available in newborn thru adult sizes (Halloween anyone?). The cost of the pattern is $4.00 and comes in six sizes along with flower and leaf pattern. You can find it at cre8tioncrochet. For my hats I have been using the five petal flower pattern that I found at 1dogwoof; I absolutely love ChiWei's Blog.

Here are some of my hats: