October 4, 2022

Pencil Pillow Redo

October 04, 2022 4 Comments
Welcome to the October Sustainable Pinterest Challenge! This month's theme is Zero Waste, and I thought this would be a great time to remake a pencil pillow that I made back in 2017. Since the theme is Zero Waste, I unraveled the yarn I used to make the original pillow and reused it and the bolster pillow form that was inside the pillow to create a new pillow. I usually would just throw the yarn away and totally start over, but it is best to reuse things when you can. I originally crocheted the pillow, and over the years it had some wear and a coffee stain (I washed it to remove the stain).  I saw a pin for a super cute knit Pencil Pillow on Pinterest, but since my knitting skills are very very basic, I decided to use my circular knitting machine.

September 12, 2022

Fall Gnome Scarf

September 12, 2022 13 Comments
Recently while I was scrolling through Facebook, I saw a really cute gnome scarf. It was a post in the Snappy Tots crochet group I'm in, and as soon as I saw it, I knew it would be the perfect project for this month's Fall Crafts & Decor Blog Hop. So I purchased the Fall Gnome Scarf pattern by Heidi Yates/Snappy Tots, and I searched through my yarn stash for the perfect colors.

September 6, 2022

Fall Leaves Masks

September 06, 2022 16 Comments
Welcome to the September Sustainable Pinterest Challenge! This month's theme is Nature, so I searched Pinterest for nature inspired craft ideas. And eventually I found and pinned some really cute masks with fall leaves, flowers, and owls. I searched through my fabric stash, and I found some fall fabrics, owl fabric, and pretty floral fabrics. So I got to work stitching them up using the 3D No Fog Face Mask tutorial I found on YouTube.

August 2, 2022

Upcycled Denim Reversible Bucket Hat

August 02, 2022 18 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 5 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.