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]

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

Crochet Easter Eggs These Crochet Easter Eggs remind me of when I was first learning crochet stitches. I practiced with a variety of thread crochet projects back then – 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 Crochet Easter Egg project and spent quite a bit of[Read more]