August 2, 2022

Upcycled Denim Reversible Bucket Hat

August 02, 2022 16 Comments
Welcome to the August Sustainable Pinterest Challenge! This month's theme is Upcycle, so I decided to make another fun denim creation from jeans that my fast growing kids have outgrown. I love crafting with denim, and I have a board on Pinterest dedicated to denim crafts and more called Denim Delights. Last month while creating my Reversible Bucket Hats, I searched through Pinterest for inspiration, and I pinned a few denim bucket hats. One bucket hat pin had belt loops around the middle of the hat, and that was super cute. Another hat that I pinned had pockets and other cool parts of the jeans included on the hat. So I was "pinspired" by these hats to create my own denim bucket hat. And I decided to use the same Reversible Bucket Hat Pattern by Sweet Red Poppy that I used to create my other bucket hats.

July 31, 2022

Blue Hats for Hat Not Hate (2022)

July 31, 2022 0 Comments
Last year, I discovered Hat Not Hate on Instagram, and I think this anti-bullying campaign is such a great idea. Hat Not Hate asks crocheters and knitters to donate handmade blue hats to be distributed to schools. The blue hats are Hat Not Hate's symbol for eradicating bullying. As a mom of two and a former educator, I am all for eradicating bullying. Last year, I donated 11 hates, and this year I donated 16 hats. I was able to make a few more because I used a circular knitting machine, which I enjoy using when I need to give my hands a break from crocheting but still want to make things.

July 30, 2022

Little Lamb Crochet Scarf

July 30, 2022 4 Comments
One of my goals for this year has been to actually make projects from the patterns in the many crochet books I own. So I finally got around to making a scarf from the Amigurumi Animal Scarves book. This book has so many cute patterns, and I decided to start with the Lizzy the Lamb Scarf. I've had some Bernat Pipsqueak yarn in my stash for a while, and I've really been wanting to use it. 

July 11, 2022

Christmas Scarf Hat

July 11, 2022 11 Comments
Welcome to The Christmas in July Blog Hop! This month my blog friends and I are sharing our Christmas themed creations. Christmas is my favorite holidays, and I love crocheting Christmas themed creations. For this blog hop, I'm sharing a Christmas creation that is both a hat and a scarf. I decided to use my Addi Express King Size circular knitting machine to make this hat scarf. I found a video tutorial on YouTube for The Super Santa Scarf Hat, and I followed the instructions in the video to create my own Christmas scarf hat.

July 5, 2022

Crochet Shopping Bag

July 05, 2022 10 Comments

Here in Washington state, you either need to bring your own bag(s) to the store when you go shopping, or you'll be charged for each bag the cashier uses for your purchases. While I have a couple large reusable bags that I've bought from Michael's and Joann, I usually forget to take them with me, especially when I go to Wal-Mart, and I always buy a bunch of stuff at Wal-Mart. So in addition to my purchases, I also end up buying a few plastic bags. But I'm trying to get better at remembering to take my reusable bags. My mom suggested that I keep them in my vehicle. I have some in the garage near my vehicle, and I still forget to grab them! Anyhoo, I thought it would be cool to crochet a shopping bag, and while searching Pinterest, I found a pin for a Simple and Useful Crochet Plastic Bag Pattern.  I also thought this would be the perfect project to share for the July Sustainable Pinterest Challenge since this month's theme is Reduce Single Use.

June 13, 2022

Reversible Bucket Hats

June 13, 2022 12 Comments
I guess bucket hats have made a come back! I remember wearing them while growing up in the 90s. So when I was deciding what to make for this month's Summer Craft Blog Hop, my mind immediately went to bucket hats! At first, I thought about crocheting a granny square bucket hat, but then I decided to give my hands a rest and sew some instead. I have a bunch of fabric from when I was making masks, so I decided to use some of those fun fabrics to make bucket hats for my kiddos.