It’s time to crush your WIPs (works in progress) once and for all. Honey, Get Control of Your WIPs is a simple step-by-step plan for tackling those projects languishing in WIP-land. We all know WIPs take up valuable space in our homes, but studies have proven they cause mental anxiety as well.
We all have WIPs. I don’t know a single crafty human who doesn’t. They sit in our craft rooms, are tucked in dark closets and have been shoved under our beds. Not only are they causing clutter, studies show that unfinished projects actually cause us mental distress.
There are so many awesome amigurumi designers that aren’t as well known as some of the big names. They have amazing and adorable designs that are incredibly unique and creative. In this post I’m sharing 10 Awesome Amigurumi Designers You’ve Never Heard Of and I know you are going to love them too.
That title might be a slight exaggeration. You may have heard of a few of these amigurumi designers, but I can almost guarantee that some of them will be new to you.
I’m always on the hunt for new amigurumi designs. While I enjoy the adorable patterns from mainstream designers, it’s thrilling to find something a little more unique and different.
In the Ultimate Knitting Toys Resource post I will share my favorite resource for all things toy knitting. I have never found something quite so comprehensive and I think you are going to find it a gold mine of information as well as inspiration.
The Ultimate Knitting Toys Resource is disguised as an ordinary, albeit adorable, pattern book. Based on the cover, you would expect to only find knitted patterns of animals like a mouse, a fox, and a dog. While you will definitely discover those, there is so much more to Knitted Animal Friends by Louise Crowther.
For the past seventeen years my family and I have spent one week on Edisto Island in South Carolina. And this year I worked on a brand new knitted owl project, visited an adorable local yarn shop and answered a few knitting and crocheting questions from Instagram.
I hope you find this little hodge-podge of a post helpful in some way, even if it’s just a distraction from the daily grind. It’s a mishmash of warm Atlantic waves, a quaint historic town, a knitted owl and answered questions.
In this Cute Crochet Glass Jar Cover post I show you how to make this adorable little project. With some scrap yarn and an empty jar you will be crocheting these in no time. The free pattern and full video tutorial are down below.
I’m going to need an intervention soon. Since I made the first adorable crochet glass jar cover I haven’t been able to stop. They immediately turn a plain old glass jar into something unique, special and oh so cute!
Crocheted blankets are a labor of love and this one is no exception. In this Granny Square Blanket Project Details post I’m sharing the inspiration, the pattern and the exact colors I used. This is sure to be a treasure for years to come.
This granny square blanket was originally titled Carolina Springtime in honor of when I began the project and the gorgeous colors that were surrounding me at the time. The azaleas, daffodils, and camellias are always stunning in early spring here in North Carolina.
My road to Youtube monetization has been a lesson in patience and persistence. It took me five hundred sixty days to reach that milestone. And while it is a big accomplishment for me, I’m hoping it is just the beginning. In How I Got Monetized on Youtube as a Crafter, I’m sharing what worked, what didn’t work and how you can do it too.
Crafting Youtube channels are a very popular source of education and inspiration. I’ve learned so much from different channels and credit them with being able to finally improve my knitting skills. Before the days of Youtube, learning a new craft could be difficult. You either had to know someone who could teach you or have a great local library with the perfect book that explained each step perfectly.
In my Jetkat Knitted Bunny Pattern Review I share all about this challenging, but delightful project. There are definitely positives and negatives. I not only learned a few new knitting techniques, but I created a toy that I shall cherish forever.
You know the feelings….intimidation, frustration, indignation. But slowly those emotions begin to morph into hope, optimism and finally confidence. I regularly experience this combination of mental states while knitting or crocheting toys. And time and time again I’ve learned to never judge a project at the beginning.
Should you crochet or knit? That is the question. Take the short quiz to find out which hobby would be better suited for you!
Have you joined the masses of people who have become interested in handicrafts from earlier generations? Does the word handmade make your heart flutter with excitement? If the answer to one or both of these questions is yes, have I got the craft for you! Take the quiz below to find out if you should crochet or knit. I promise not to give you a bad grade.
In a recent article from the New York Times titled, People Have Gone Full 1800s, folks are returning to their roots in unexpected ways. People are putting down the screens and picking up the pastimes their grandparents’ generation enjoyed. Knitting and crocheting are experiencing a wonderful resurgence and you may be wondering if either of these is the hobby for you.
In this simple crochet star tutorial, I show you exactly how to make these pint sized heavenly bodies. The project is suitable enough for an experienced beginner but completely addictive for the veteran crocheter.
Both of my sons love astronomy, always have. Over the years they have shared everything they learned about stars. It makes my head hurt. How can we be seeing light that is millions of years old? I’m not smart enough to understand the universe and all that happens in the heavens. But I am qualified to crochet a cute little star and today I’m showing you how too!