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How to make Pompoms

How to make Pompoms

Great news everyone! Pompoms are super cute and super easy to make, you don’t even need to know how to crochet or knit! I’m adding this guide to instruct how to make pompoms for hats, scarfs, blankets, and this lovely pompom garland. Pompoms are fairly simple, you will need: yarn, scissors, and card board. When … Continue reading

Cat Butt Coasters

Cat Butt Coasters

I was asked to make a “retro” crochet gift for a moving away party. As I was thinking about what would be a nice, practical gift I remember seeing these cute cat coasters. They looked pretty simple to make as no pattern was included. I’m not sure you can classify them as retro, but who doesn’t … Continue reading

Art Deco Crochet Purse Review

Art Deco Crochet Purse Review

I am a goals person. The only way I get things done is if I make a to-do list. Like most folks in my family, I start too many projects and never finish half of them. Lists help keep me inline. This purse made my to-list this week yet, it actually got finished very quickly! … Continue reading

Color Block Knit Scarf

Color Block Knit Scarf

Color blocking seems to be everywhere these days. I love adding a splash of color to make an outfit pop! It’s even better when the color pop is already in your clothes.  I thought I could incorporate color blocking into a scarf. I dug around in my yarn stash and found a new skein hot … Continue reading

DIY Light Box

DIY Light Box

Does anyone else have a hard time taking pictures of their crochet/knit/DIY projects? I feel like the only time I can take good pictures is outside with plenty of natural light. As an amateur photographer I was  doing a little research on taking better pictures and I found a the light box. Basically, a light box is … Continue reading

How to Use Different Lot Numbers

How to Use Different Lot Numbers

I recently posted about getting some great deals on yarn at a thrift store here. I love the yarn, but the white yarn was two different lot numbers. Bummer, right? Here’s a tip for all you yarn artists out there: If you have different lot numbers of the same color alternate between the yarns doing … Continue reading

Adventures in Thrifting

Adventures in Thrifting

As you may know thrift shopping is quite mainstream now. And it’s something I love to do! In my college town we had lots of thrift stores, some were huge and others were smaller with more cute things. The reason I love to thrift so much is I just love browsing. Kind of weird, but … Continue reading

Shell Purse

Shell Purse

Here is a cute little purse I made for my sister’s birthday. It’s very easy to make. All you need is some sturdy yarn, a purse rim, some fabric/tacky glue, and a little fabric. I measured out my first row to be the same size as the rim, it took a couple tries to get … Continue reading

A Crocheter’s Worst Nightmare

A Crocheter’s Worst Nightmare

I’m sure it’s happened to you before. You find a pattern you like, but it’s not exactly the size you want it to be. So you just buy a little more yarn hoping it’s enough. Well, it wasn’t. So, now you have a project that still looks pretty good, but maybe on the small side. … Continue reading