Coffee Mug Cozy and Mug Rug

Here’s a quick and easy coffee cup cozy made from this pattern from Life Made Creations. Click on the picture below for a link to the tutorial.

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For the mug rug I just crocheted a swatch as big as I wanted it and added a simple single crochet border.

My husband was a big fan of this project and now he wants me to make one for his favorite coffee cup. Stay tuned!

Summer Wreath

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This project was inspired by many pins. Check out my Pinterest Craft Board.

Yarn Wreaths

How To Make a Yarn Wreath For All Seasons
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Summer Wreath by Wonderfully Made by Leslie
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Yarn Wreath Tutorial by Made on Maple
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Fabric Flowers

Click on the pictures for a link to the tutorials.

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Fabric flower by V and Co.

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Fabric flower by Herzenssachen (use Google translate to view in English)

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Fabric flower by Little Birdie Secrets

3 Tips for Attending Your First Craft Show

I recently entered my first craft show with some crocheted and quilted accessories and home decor items. It was exhausting and a bit stressful, but worth it just to have the experience. I did make enough sales to cover materials and entry fee, too. Bonus!

Some of what I learned:

  • Know the average age of attendees ~ I thought my products were pretty universal age-wise, but maybe crocheted items in general are not. Many of the older visitors to my booth said they “crocheted too” and were just looking for ideas. Also, handwarmers are not a trendy item for all generations.
  • Don’t worry about having enough stuff ~ You can take orders. Save some samples or have a portfolio of your work for ideas. I ended up taking some orders, so this was helpful.
  • Choose your timing wisely ~ My show was just a little early in the fall for people to be buying for Christmas yet. Good to know!

Here are some items I had at the show. If you’re interested in ordering things for Christmas, be sure to order soon! Click here to place an order.

Small Bag

Caddies and Wallhangings

I recently finished a few sewing projects and wanted to share them with you before I completely forgot.

SEWING CADDY

This first project was one that I’ve been wanting to work on for a long time now. I’m so very excited that it’s completed! I was in need of a sewing caddy but had very specific requirements so I decided to design my own.  It turned out great and everything is right where I need it and can find it. I love it!  On the top right is a coaster for my tea cup. I never had a good place for it before, but now it has a safe home.  There’s sand in the top to keep it in place.  I didn’t want it hanging in front of my machine like many of them do.

RECIPE CARD CADDY

This next project goes with a gift I made for my sister. It’s a recipe card caddy. If you remember, the I made her the turquoise one for Christmas.  She asked for another one for her birthday, it’s the pink and brown one.

“JOY” WALLHANGING

This last project was a birthday present for my mom. There’s not much to say about it really. I kind of made it up as I went along and had a lot of fun making it.  There’s a close up of the hummingbird. I did reverse applique on the letters.