Pin It Too! Perfect Gifts For The Crafters lf you're like me, you have a crafter or two on your holiday gift list. Of course, a yummy yarn is always a great gift, but sometimes you may want something a bit more creative. I've put together this list, to give you ideas of great gifts to share with your crafty loved ones. And, because it's the holiday season there's a giveaway too! Keep scrolling to the end, to see the rules and see how you can enter for a chance … [Read more...] about Reviews & Fun Finds – Perfect Gifts For Crafters & Giveaway!
Hook Making 101 at Leither Co
Pin It for Later! Hook Making 101 Recently I came to possess the most beautiful crochet hook! It is handmade by Leither Co and it is a work of art! You can see it below, in action on an upcoming pattern - it's right next to the energy supply of M&Ms! Leither Co is run by Ashley and Eric Leither -- meet Ashley and Eric Leither Co started, as many things do out of necessity! Ashley, an avid crocheter, was suffering from pain in … [Read more...] about Hook Making 101 at Leither Co
Reviews & Fun Finds – Favorite Crochet Tools!
Favorite Crochet Tools l have a collection of crochet "tools" that I'd be lost without. I was thinking of this the other day and wondered what things my fellow crocheters found useful in their crochet lives, so I asked them! Here are the answers from a few of my favorite designers. So whether you are looking to add to your crochet tools or looking for a gift for a crafter, I hope you find this summary useful. ********** Rhondda of Oombawka Design loves … [Read more...] about Reviews & Fun Finds – Favorite Crochet Tools!
Yarn Pooling Made Easy by Marly Bird – Book Review and Giveaway!
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher to complete my review, but was not financially compensated in any way to write a favorable review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Yarn Pooling has been all the rage for the past year or so. As a lover argyle patterns I found myself attempting the technique but with little success and lots of frustration, until NOW! Yarn Pooling Made Easy by Marly Bird and published by Leisure Arts guided me to … [Read more...] about Yarn Pooling Made Easy by Marly Bird – Book Review and Giveaway!
Friday Finds – Rosewood Yarn Bowl
Rosewood Yarn Bowl I have become an admirer and collector of yarn bowls. So many of them are works of art in addition to being functional pieces. The Rosewood Yarn Bowl is one of those works of art! This bowl has a warm elegant glow with a defined wood grain, and smoothly sanded surface. The drilled holes add to the design and look of this craftsman piece. Here are the specs on this bowl: Deep Dark Rich Natural Wood Grains Crafted Yarn Storage Bowl Fine Sanded Finish | Waxed … [Read more...] about Friday Finds – Rosewood Yarn Bowl
Friday Finds – Purse Handles
Purse Handles Buy on Amazon at http://amzn.to/2qCwYYT I love making crocheted bags and many times I crochet the handles, but I have found that purchased hardware and handles can give the finished project a much more professional and high end look. So I thought I'd share some of my favorites with you. Recently I used these handles on my Eve's Reversible Tote Bag. I believe they give the bag a great look and love that they look good on both sides of the bag, even … [Read more...] about Friday Finds – Purse Handles
Friday Finds – Mother’s Day Gifts
Gifts for Mom Mother's Day is just around the corner and I've been searching for beautiful gifts to give the crafty women in my life. Well, I think I've found a few lovelies! Celtic Knot Shawl Pin Buy on Amazon at http://amzn.to/2pJ1qni This beautiful hand crafted shawl pin measures about 2 1/2" long, and is hammered and twisted aluminum which makes it light weight and comfortable to wear. The edges are beautifully smoothed out so that they don't catch on those … [Read more...] about Friday Finds – Mother’s Day Gifts
Friday Finds – Locking Stitch Markers
Locking Stitch Markers I used to use scraps of yarn as stitch markers for both my knit and crochet projects and it works well enough in a pinch, but these locking stitch markers rocked my world! I use them for marking starting and stopping points, to hold pieces together for seaming and even to hold the last stitch in place so my work doesn't unravel! The different colors make it easy to set up your own coding scheme - one color to mark decreases, one to mark the … [Read more...] about Friday Finds – Locking Stitch Markers
Crochet Finds – Pretty Tops for Spring and Summer
Pin It for Later! ___________________________________ Pretty Tops for Spring and Summer! The great thing about spring and summer is that it allows us to shed those heavy coats, scarves and sweaters. How nice to throw on a light top over slacks, jeans or a skirt and GO! I chose this collection of tops for their pretty, feminine look but also because they use basic crochet techniques that almost anyone can master. I hope you have fun experimenting. This … [Read more...] about Crochet Finds – Pretty Tops for Spring and Summer
Friday Finds – Knit or Crochet Blocking Kit
Knit & Crochet Blocking Kit Have you seen the same project posted by two people and one is sharp and professional looking while the other is sloppy and amateurish? Yes, sometimes it is the technical skill of the crocheter or knitter, but often it is as simple as the finishing touches. Things like weaving in ends and sewing on buttons and zippers neatly are important but most often the biggest difference is blocking. Not only does blocking help you to achieve the … [Read more...] about Friday Finds – Knit or Crochet Blocking Kit
Crochet Finds – Spring Garden Color Inspiration
Pin It for Later! Garden Inspiration! This weekend I enjoyed one of my annual spring rituals -- a visit to the local Flower Show! There is an old family nursery near me, that for many years has put on spectacular spring flower show. They set up gorgeous garden displays and offer classes to teach and inspire the gardener of all levels. They even have a snack shop set up like a sidewalk cafe where you can enjoy coffee, pastry or other light snack, surrounded by the beauty of the … [Read more...] about Crochet Finds – Spring Garden Color Inspiration
Friday Finds – The Crochet Closet
As a designers, I don't usually buy crochet patterns, but every once in a while I make an exception for extraordinary works of art. A couple of years ago, while browsing the crochet book shelf at my local craft store, I found such an extraordinary work of art -- The Crochet Closet by Lisa Gentry. This book is full of beautiful, fashionable, feminine sweaters perfect for every occasion. The 15 patterns in this book are well written, figure flattering and unique … [Read more...] about Friday Finds – The Crochet Closet