Creative projects for working with your hands – and getting crafty.
From the first time I saw crochet covered rocks, I knew I wanted to try my hand at making some. I found this easy how-to, Margaret Oomen’s Little Urchin Crochet Covered Sea Stones,on the Purl Bee and decided I’d start there. I bought a bunch of cotton crochet thread at our local secondhand shop with […]
This ribbon flower pin was made based off of this ribbon flower clip tutorial from SoHappyTogether, although I did mine a little differently. This project came about because we bought this black skirt secondhand and noticed upon further inspection at home that it had a glue stain where some embellishment must have been at one […]
Although I didn’t get my picture up on the blog yesterday, I did take photos. I took this picture of Mrs. Sayuri right before she went into her dance class. She is taking a ballet/tap class in town and the weather was so nice yesterday (in the sixties) that we walked there and back. We […]
I was looking for a knit hat look, but in crochet, since my knitting skills are almost zero right now. I found this free pattern for the Newborn Side-to-side Hat that gave me just the look I was wanting. I made this hat for Baby Girl a little bigger than the pattern size, increasing and […]
We recently purchased a handheld digital Kodak video camera. It did not come with a case, so I decided to whip up one to protect the screen from scratches. I found this pattern for a cell phone cozy that I modified to the specific measurements of our camera and it worked out perfectly. I used […]
A little over a month ago Mrs. Sayuri turned five and yet it feels like just yesterday I was posting about her turning four! For this year’s birthday gift I sewed her a Montessori apron using this great free pattern from Sew Liberated. What I really like about this apron is that she can put […]
I made these for baby girl because her fingers tend to get chilly. I followed a pattern from Crochet Geek for 2-ply yarn thumbless baby mittens but I actually used a light sport weight 4-ply yarn and it worked fine. The pattern is worked in the round beginning with an adjustable magic ring or circle […]