How to Make Succulent Wreaths

How to Make Succulent Wreaths

Does the front door look a bit barren? Not for long, because here’s an idea for you that you wished you’d tried before:   year-round colorful succulent wreaths that need nearly no attention to good looking. Best of all, the plants on these wreaths are alive! Like...
10 Beautiful Crochet Pattern Books

10 Beautiful Crochet Pattern Books

No doubt after a year of cocooning, you’re ready for something new to make. How about treating yourself to some beautiful crochet pattern books? Crochet lovers, here are 11 crochet books to get inspired, improve your crochet skills, make some interesting project...
Cute Toddler Booties Sewing Pattern

Cute Toddler Booties Sewing Pattern

cute toddler booties free sewing pattern This free sewing pattern is for cute toddler booties are just perfect for Spring. They obviously will look really cute on, and are just that cross-over between warm winter shoes and no shoes at all, playing in the garden. As...
Mood-lifting DIY Projects

Mood-lifting DIY Projects

A touch of delight goes a long way. Brighten up your day with these mood-lifting DIY projects. Fun to make, receive and use. Give some away and put a smile on everyone’s face. My best mood-lifting DIY Project is this: Relax Tea Recipe This Relax Tea Recipe...
How Long Should a Scarf be?

How Long Should a Scarf be?

As I am working on my new cabled design, I’m thinking “How long should a scarf be, actually? — It’s a common question for all knitters and crochet-lovers at some stage in their knitting career. :-) Let’s think through what would make a...
DIY Zafu with Buckwheat Hulls

DIY Zafu with Buckwheat Hulls

Long time Reader Andrea Cunningham send me her story about her adventures in DIY Zafu making with buckwheat hulls. And I thought to it would be share it with you today, to encourage you to make one too. We all can do with a bit of extra meditation. And knowing how to...
Last-Minute Free Holiday Cards

Last-Minute Free Holiday Cards

Just designed you two new last-minute free holiday cards to send digitally to your friends. Hope you enjoy. Last-Minute Free Holiday Card for kids Last-Minute Free Holiday Card for friends, neighbours, and clients For more design choices, also see: 10 Styles of Free...
Granny Square Fingerless Mittens

Granny Square Fingerless Mittens

These bohochic granny square fingerless mittens just put a smile on my face. While they look ‘involved’ they were remarkably simple to make. I started out wanting to design a pair of fingerless mittens that were a bit different. And based on a granny...
DIY Santa Advent Calendar Knitting Project

DIY Santa Advent Calendar Knitting Project

Hi all. Look what I’ve been busy with? Writing up the knitting pattern for this DIY Santa Advent Calendar knitting project with a unique little pockets. Actually, pockets of all sizes, so your little gifts will all fit in. So much fun!!!! Santa Advent Calendar...
Easy Frankenstein Cookies

Easy Frankenstein Cookies

Fancy making some easy Frankenstein cookies? Here’s how to make them. First up, to make the actual cookies, find a basket cookie cutter. These are simply sugar cookies — any recipe will do as the secret to success is in the drawing of this cartoon like...
DIY Hoop Wreath to Spruce up your Decor

DIY Hoop Wreath to Spruce up your Decor

It’s Canadian Thanksgiving tomorrow, and we do like to celebrate that a little, no matter where we live. And what better way than with a bit of turkey, maple syrup-something and … a DIY Hoop Wreath for our front door — or our living room door —...
DIY Halloween Spider Headpiece

DIY Halloween Spider Headpiece

With Covid-19, who needs anything more than a headpiece for Halloween. We should not really party in person, nor go door to door to get some treats. But we could have video calls with friends and nonetheless have a grand time. So, to spruce up your Zoom calls,...
How to Make an Embellished Recycled Sweater Blanket

How to Make an Embellished Recycled Sweater Blanket

Do you need a tutorial on how to make an embellished recycled sweater blanket to deal with that growing pile of sweaters and old clothes in the hallway?! Here it is. Many of us have cleaned out our closets in this pandemic. Often, much-loved sweaters have worn elbows,...
House Slippers Knitting Pattern with Pompoms

House Slippers Knitting Pattern with Pompoms

POMPOM ALERT! I decided this morning that my house slippers would benefit from some extra pizazz, so I added some pompoms a la Dolce Gabbana. I went for a color splash with canary yellow. House Slippers Knitting Pattern with Pompoms Like them? OK. I did have some fun...
Which Compost is Best for You?

Which Compost is Best for You?

Because today is Earth Day, here’s an eco-friendly gardening tutorial to help green Mother Earth and to enhance your passion for gardening. Because growing fruit & vegetables is so much more so fun, when the plants reward you with an abundance of produce! And to...
American Flag Crochet Pillow Pattern

American Flag Crochet Pillow Pattern

Celebrating 4th of July at home this year does not mean it has to be boring. Make your backyard extra festive. Knock up a few of these happy stars and stripes wonders with this super simple American flag crochet pillow pattern. I love this pattern: it’s bright,...
How to Make Mandala Drawing Step-by-Step

How to Make Mandala Drawing Step-by-Step

Learn how to make a mandala drawing step-by-step. It is easy. A mandala is a circular pattern that goes out and out with further embellishments. Drawing mandalas, crocheting or knitting them, is fun. It’s soulful and meditative. Buddhist monks create mandalas...
How to Find Substitute Yarns

How to Find Substitute Yarns

It drives me crazy. At times. I mean… how dare yarn sellers run out of stock of exactly that yarn that I need to make a pattern? Can you believe it?! Yes, I can. But, in reality, we don’t need to be annoyed at all. It’s an adventure!!! Cauz.. we can...
Can Anyone Guess Where This is Going?

Can Anyone Guess Where This is Going?

Can anyone guess where this is going? It’s one of my first experiments with free-form crochet, but certainly not my first creation with crochet flowers! Love how this is coming out… Just as glamorous as my inspiration for it. Whom? Can you guess?!!...
How to Crochet a Rag Rug

How to Crochet a Rag Rug

Let me show you how to make a rag rug with crochet – easy pattern for a Modern Rag Rug that uses up all your old rags. Now that we are in isolation, there is no bringing old clothes to the thrift shops. Last years’ kids T-shirts that no one fits, work...
Is Insul Bright Safe for a Face Mask?

Is Insul Bright Safe for a Face Mask?

Reader Michelle just asked me today: “Is Insul Bright safe to make a face mask out of, like if I were to put it in the middle as a filter?” Great question!!! But, is Insul Bright Safe for a Face Mask? My short answer is: no. And I have a couple of reasons...
Crochet Braid Puff Stitch Tutorial

Crochet Braid Puff Stitch Tutorial

In today’s Crochet Braid Puff Stitch Tutorial, you will learn something new, i.e. to create this gorgeous braided look with crochet! You could have fooled me: I really thought this was braided with many strands of yarn, into a thick tapestry type of yarn work....
Summer Crochet Hat Design

Summer Crochet Hat Design

I can’t help myself. With this gorgeous weather in the UK and me alternating between playing with the flowers in my garden and creating a new summer crochet hat design, I feel it’s like summer and I’m on vacation! Summer Crochet Hat Design...
The 20 BEST Graduation Party Ideas

The 20 BEST Graduation Party Ideas

Here are 20+ of the Best Graduation Party Ideas. They range from elegant flower table center pieces, to practical popcorn stands, to fabulous party lighting. They are not in order of greatness, but grouped by party aspect. Updated article Graduation Party Ideas for...
Easy Rock Painting Ideas

Easy Rock Painting Ideas

OK. Coronavirus. Home all day. Only so much knitting and crochet you can do in a day before your fingers hurt. Let’s do something else for a change. OK? Here are some easy rock painting ideas to pass time. Rocks as Acts of Kindness And to create uplifting...