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.
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!
One of my latest projects was a crochet table runner for my good friend Pam.
Click Here for a link to the tutorial from a creative being
This project was inspired by many pins. Check out my Pinterest Craft Board.
How To Make a Yarn Wreath For All Seasons
Summer Wreath by Wonderfully Made by Leslie
Yarn Wreath Tutorial by Made on Maple
Click on the pictures for a link to the tutorials.
Fabric flower by V and Co.
Fabric flower by Herzenssachen (use Google translate to view in English)
Fabric flower by Little Birdie Secrets
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
I recently finished a few sewing projects and wanted to share them with you before I completely forgot.
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.
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.