Monday, March 10, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Remember when I posted the Connie's Garden square and said I would work on a tutorial? Well here it is! This pattern has popcorn stitches and picot stitches, which might seem tricky, but I'm going to do my best with photos and explanations so that if you've never tried these stitches before, you can learn how! So don't be scared!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
I was recently thinking about Sundays, and how despite my dislike for them, because they mark the end of the weekend, I really like my Sunday morning ritual of sitting down with a cup of tea and checking out the weekly secrets on Postsecret.com (and then perusing my favorite sites and blogs of course)! The song Sunday Smile by Beirut then started playing in my head, and an idea was born. What if on Sundays I share different things that are making me smile? (Side note, did you know that even faking smiles can make you feel happy?!)
Thursday, February 27, 2014
In my final stage of a little project, the dreaded sewing-in-ends stage, I realized it was the perfect opportunity to show you what my sister had made me for my birthday! I'm not sure yet what to call it as it deserves some sort of epic name, something better than End Catcher-Pincushion-Scissor Holder-Thinga-Ma-Bob... But how cool is it?! The pincushion part is weighted so that it can sit on the edge of a desk or table, or on the arm of a chair or couch, it can hold my needle, any pins, my favorite little Gingher scissors, and all the little ends that get cut off those crochet projects. I usually end up with little piles of those pesky ends all over the place (and then end up trailing them around the house accidentally), and if I'm sitting on the couch working, I end up sticking the poor couch arm with my needle and losing my scissors between the cushions... But not now!! Everything is conveniently in one place, all nice and organized, something I desperately need haha!!
(Oh, you can also see part of a painting she also made me! I'll have to show you the whole thing when it gets hung on a wall somewhere! She also made me the most adorable zipper pouches which as I unwrapped, I kept discovering one inside the next... pretty awesome.)
Do you guys have any tips or tricks when it comes time for sewing in ends? Are you someone who has enough self control to sew in ends as you go, or are you like me who crochets (or knits) like mad and then has a million ends to sew in when you're done?