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]

Summer Petals Shawl

Last summer (2019) when I was at the CGOA (Crochet Guild of America) Chain Link Conference everyone was raving about the multi-colored 1000 yard cotton yarn skeins manufactured by Scheepjes and I could quickly see why! The colors were bright and eye-catching and the gradual changes from one color to the next were so pretty. I was drawn to these giant skeins but delayed in buying any since I had many projects already in the works. Well, later in the[Read more]

Colorida Wall Hanging

I love to create decorations for our home using crochet and other craft supplies. Having a variety of these crocheted wall hangings around our home makes me smile throughout my day. I also love beautiful edgings and thought it would be fun to take a piece of the oversized edging from the Colorida Hammock Blanket project (a FREE pattern found here on our blog) and turn it into this quick and unique home decor item. I love how this project[Read more]

Elegant Easter Eggs

When I was first learning crochet stitches, I practiced with a variety of thread crochet projects – I love how the thread is simple and really lets the crochet stitches be the star. So, when I am thinking about a small and delicate project, I always go back to thread. I had been wanting to design a new Easter egg project and spent quite a bit of time experimenting with different motifs and ideas. I am so pleased with how[Read more]

Ombre Bubble Baby Blanket

This baby blanket has a great texture that is easy to create with just a few basic stitches. So, this means that this project is perfect for beginners and experienced crocheters. Check out the video tutorial below to help you create the stitches and have success! I love how the stitches create rows of little soft “bubbles” and the gradual color changes of Red Heart’s Ombre Super Saver yarn in Violet add even more interest and charm. Have you seen[Read more]