The Cottage Christmas Toy Blanket is a timeless keepsake for any handmade (or store-bought) toy. You will find all the information you need in this FREE crochet pattern and video. You can customize the size to make it bigger or smaller for your specific needs.
What could be better than granny squares?
Christmas colored granny squares, that’s what.
I’m a traditionalist at heart. So nothing feels more festive than the combination of the colors red, green and white.
And if this holiday season finds you making handmade toys, adding the Cottage Christmas Toy Blanket is a lovely accessory.
These knit & crochet projects for Easter are just about the cutest things I’ve ever laid my eyes on. Bunnies and carrots are symbolic of the season and I believe these patterns are the best of the best.
This Easter is going to look quite a bit different than every other one I’ve ever celebrated. I’ve come to accept that. But doggone it, I’m still going to enjoy one of my favorite holidays. I’m going to make deviled eggs, eat chocolate and put a big smile on my face. And these adorable knit & crochet Easter projects are sure to bring a smile to YOUR face.
This season is all about handmade toys for Christmas. It took months of planning and focus. But don’t be fooled into thinking I’m an elf stuck in Santa’s sweatshop. To make up for all the work I put into this year’s gifts, I outsourced a lot of other things I traditionally do. I am also sharing a fun handmade fail from Christmas past.
This is the Christmas I will tell my grandchildren about. I will likely embellish the story a bit. The tale will go a little something like this:
Dear sweet little grandchildren, way back in 2019 I orchestrated a most glorious handmade Christmas (now by this point in my life I will have an English accent). I went out into the rolling hills and found a pristine lamb. It graciously offered me its wool knowing the honorable way it would be used. After shearing the sweet little sheep, I spun the wool and knitted up hundreds of handmade toys for Christmas for everyone in our quaint little village.
Can you imagine their delight at my story? No? Neither can I. They will most likely respond with, “Grandma, you’re telling lies.” At that point I will abandon my storytelling and grab a spiked eggnog.
These simple holiday handmade gift tags will make gift giving extra special this Christmas season. Armed with a hot glue gun and a few materials you likely have on hand, you can create one of a kind tags for every occasion.
My mother-in-law taught me that packaging is part of the gift. She is a true southern belle and is an expert at making simple things beautiful. Elegant wrapping paper, gorgeous bows and handmade gift tags turn ordinary presents into special moments.
These super easy owl pom pom ornaments will be a wonderful addition to your holiday decorations! With some scrap yarn and a little imagination you will whip up these cuties in no time flat!
When Jenna at A_Cute_Design asked if I would like a set of her brand new laser cut wooden ornaments I thought, yes please! I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with them but I loved the rustic natural look. The idea for a woodland creature came to mind and the easy owl pom pom ornament was born.
Since I am a naturally impatient crafter I wanted something that could be whipped up in an afternoon. I did purchase some of the supplies but the bulk I already had on hand. This project is a great reason to use up that scrap yarn you’ve been holding onto! So heat up your glue guns and let’s get crafting!
In today’s post we will explore the notion of Christmas in July for Makers and what that means for us all.
If you continue reading this, you won’t be able to unread it.
You will be in full possession of this knowledge and will therefore have a responsibility to act on it.
There are only 174 days until Christmas. That’s 4,176 hours, or 250,560 minutes, or 15,033,600 seconds.