This is probably my favorite thing I’ve ever made. The idea is you take an image, then use crochet to recreate it two dimensionally, like a painting. Yarn painting can be done without crochet, but what fun is that? There are different methods, for example you might make a yarn painting as one continuous piece… Continue reading Crochet Painting: Japanese Ramen Bowl
I’ll openly admit it, I’m terrible with a sewing machine. Something between my poor measurements, lack of practice, impatience for pinning, and the pure intimidation I feel toward actually cutting fabric, somehow my projects just don’t turn out right! But I’m glad to say that, at least in the eyes of this novice, my sweater blanket turned out pretty cute. So for my layman’s tutorial, as well as a link to a much better tutorial, come check it out!
My first written doll pattern! I’m so excited to share with you guys the first original doll pattern and design that I’ve published! So I had this idea to make dolls that could range between the more traditional girl toys like princesses and faeries, to empowered careers and lifestyles! Farmer Jeanie is just the first… Continue reading Farmer Jeanie Crochet Doll
I love big purses! And when making a bag, I tend to stick with cotton yarn. It’s rigid enough to resist stretching like acrylic, and you can usually wash it like you would anything else. You can add handles, or wear it like a shoulder bag with one long strap. This is definitely my favorite… Continue reading Crocheted Wagon Wheel Purse
Doilies are beautiful, and the amount of work and fine craftsmanship that goes into making one is downright impressive to anyone who appreciates fiber art. But all too often, once finished, we ask ourselves “What do I do with this thing?” Well, this is one of my favorite crochet projects of all time. It’s simple once you… Continue reading ~Crocheted Bags with Vintage Doilies~
So call it weird, but I’ve been super excited ever since I got a loom by the idea of making tea towels. Not even decorative or fine towels, just cotton towels. I love feeling connected to home goods, like using handmade or specially collected pieces. Anyway, if anyone else is particularly excited by little towels,… Continue reading Hand Woven Cotton Towels!
So why the sudden dip in activity here? Well blame the loom. I’ve been non-stop weaving since I figured out how to wrap a warp. Here are my next couple of projects! I wanted to experiment with color changes and funky yarn. And while I’m still far, far, FAAAR from perfect, it’s been pretty fun!… Continue reading Loom Addiction