Fall Crochet Hot Pad

Fall Crochet Hot Pad Pattern When I came up with this fall crochet hot pad pattern, I was inspired by creation. Often when I design many of my crochet projects I look to the beautiful world around us for inspiration. The Master Designer created such a variety of shapes, colors and textures that no matter where we look, we can find plenty of inspiration. Enter the little acorn – a uniquely shaped seed for a giant oak. With their textured[Read more]

Beginner Recycle Crochet Project

After I created the Recycle Crochet Floor Pillow using used padded envelopes, I started brainstorming of other ways that I could incorporate the padded envelopes into more crochet projects. One day I was looking through a garden magazine and saw an advertisement for a kneeler and the lightbulb went off – aha! The padded envelopes would be great for providing ‘padding’ to one’s knees when working outside in the garden or doing some kind of project that requires you to[Read more]

Easy Mask Necklace

A few weeks ago one of my friends posted a photo of her son ready for his first day of school and something he was wearing caught my eye. His required fabric mask was hanging from some kind of string around his neck. My friend said she bought a mask lanyard on Amazon to help her son not lose it (and to prevent it from falling on the floor) – clever! A few days later I started teaching Russian and[Read more]

Celtic Knot Wall Hanging

As many of you know I love to spend time outdoors and I enjoy gathering rocks, shells, driftwood, feathers and other objects I find along the way. During the summer I combine these “found objects” with crochet to make some unique projects (White Mountain Mandala, Mandala Driftwood Decoration). This spring I designed the Colorida Wall Hanging (FREE pattern) and taught my daughters how to make it, too – you can watch a video of us crocheting it together here. But[Read more]

Amazon Package Recycle Project

I have a few questions for you: Do you purchase many items on-line? Do receive several cardboard boxes and padded envelopes each week? Does it bother you that the padded envelopes cannot be recycled with your usual recyclables? Well, we buy many things on-line and receive several padded envelopes each week and it bothers me quite a bit that I can’t recycle them. All that plastic goes in the landfill to never breakdown and makes for mountains of waste from[Read more]