Easy and Fun Plarn Ball

If you’ve visited this blog before you know that I enjoy crocheting with plarn (yarn made out of recycled plastic bags) for various projects such as the Giant Plarn Mandala and the Recycled Rainbow Garden Kneeler. This Plarn Ball project was a lot of fun like the others and I taught my daughters how to make it so the fun was doubled! You can see a video of all the action here. It is a simple pattern and great for[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]

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]