Mandala Driftwood Decoration

Mandala Driftwood Decoration We were in a gift shop while on vacation in the White Mountains of NH when I noticed several pretty summer decorations made out of driftwood and shells.  I loved the combination of the found objects with colorful elements and quickly sketched out my own version using crocheted motifs and faceted beads. A couple of years ago I discovered the beauty of putting coral and mint green together – I love the combination of these colors! So,[Read more]

Mandala Christmas Ornament

Mandala Christmas Ornament Every year growing up my very crafty mom would help my siblings and me make ornaments for our Christmas tree.  They would be made out of all sorts of craft supplies: salt dough, paper, yarn, ribbons, sequins, pins, glue.  No matter our age or skill level each ornament was saved and cherished.  Now my parents have quite the collection of special and unique creations that hang on their tree every year. My siblings and I laugh at[Read more]

Photo Snowflake Ornament

  I love working with crochet thread to create delicate and beautiful Christmas ornaments.  Growing up I admired all of the wonderful crocheted tablecloths and doilies that were made by my grandmother and on display throughout our home.  I love how the simplicity of the thread allows for the stitches and the shapes they form to be the “stars” of the project.  Once I learned the basics of crochet with medium weight yarn, I invested in several Christmas-themed project booklets[Read more]

Colorida Hammock Blanket

This post contains affiliate links – to read our full disclosure policy, click here. Colorida Hammock Blanket The idea for this blanket started in my mind several years ago while I was laying on my hammock.  I love to lay on my hammock in the shade in my backyard on a summer afternoon.  We live near some woods that is full of wildlife. It is very relaxing to lay down while looking up at the trees and listen to the[Read more]

Mandala Toddler Mat

This post contains affiliate links. Over a year ago I saw the Bernat Blanket yarn for sale in Joann’s – I loved how the yarn was wound and packaged.   These 4 colors were combined into a “Stripes” yarn that had long color changes.  I thought these colors looked great together in this order and quickly got to creating this mandala project.  Later I found the same colors packaged separately (see below).  I love how it turned out. Have you touched[Read more]