Crochet Garden Mandala

If you’ve visited this blog before, you already know that I love to crochet mandalas. (You can see a bunch of my mandala patterns here) I also love flowers and being outside in a garden. When my daughters were little they loved making Fairy Houses and Fairy Gardens among the blossoms in our garden beds and now my nieces (ages 5 and 2) love to play and create in their Fairy Garden. Have you ever made a Fairy House and/or[Read more]

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is just 2 days away but there still is time to make a special and meaningful gift for Mom! Here’s a list of FREE home decor and jewelry patterns that would make great gifts for Mom – Click on each title to see the pattern – Many also come with a video tutorial(You can see ALL of my FREE patterns here): 1.  Super Simple Cup Cozy -Great beginner project and uses a fun embellishment 2.  Celtic Knot Bracelet – So unique and quick! 3.  Spring[Read more]

Celtic Pocket Shawl

Introducing a NEW pocket shawl project with an Irish flair – the Celtic Pocket Shawl. This design features 3 Celtic Knots of the same design, just different sizes – one large on the back center and two smaller on the pockets. Buy this pattern now in our Etsy Shop here Several years ago I discovered a beautiful hand-dyed superwash merino wool yarn called, Cadence, by Hazel Knits. At the time I crocheted 2 scarves using an orange, red and yellow[Read more]

Easy Prayer Square

Have you heard of “Prayer Squares“? For several years I had heard about Prayer Shawls and thought it was a wonderful way to show love and compassion to someone who is going through a rough time. Crocheters and knitters spend their free time working on special shawls (often in groups that meet regularly) so they are always ready to give a shawl to someone who is sick, going through chemotherapy, mourning a loved one or feeling alone. I considered making[Read more]

Easy Crochet Lanterns

(Photo courtesy of Annie’s Publishing Inc.) I’ve always loved lanterns. They are so pretty and tranquil with their warm light emanating around your porch or outdoor space. (Entering the giveaway? Click on “Read More” below to read the full post and scroll down to the end to leave a comment – thank you for stopping by!) I also love the look of the Solomon’s Knot stitch with thread – it is very open and looks like macrame. I thought combining[Read more]