Fall Crochet Hot Pad

I am inspired by creation when I design many of my crochet projects. 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 caps and nutty bodies they’ve become a symbol for fall. I love of acorns. Aren’t they so cute and unique? Since I love their design I thought[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]

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]