What can I say about my mom. I mean, she gave me life. I guess it doesn’t get bigger than that, right? 🙂 But apart of being a great mother, she is also a great knitter. Give her two needles and she can make almost everything. I want to share with you some of the things she made for the family recently:
“What? Yarn? But it’s almost summer!”
Oh, yeah, how north-hemisphere centered of you, my friend… Don’t forget that when it’s almost summer to you, it’s also almost winter somewhere else.
Anyway, I have too much yarn, and I saw this project and I just couldn’t resist 🙂
Surfing the net the other day I just stumbled upon this super easy origami box tutorial by Hazel Fisher Creations and, of course, I had to try it.
Baby Leire is on her way and this dream catcher is for her.
Yesss… lots of neck warmers this year, I know… I think this will be the last one, though. In my effort to diminish my yarn stash, I decided to use an odd skein of grey yarn I had around to give a second try to a project I made some years ago.
Making trousers can be a discouraging project. But if you want to start making your own clothes, a pair of pajama pants is a good project to begin with.
Want to make a neck warmer with some fabric that is lovely but not very warm and cozy? Add a layer of fleece interfacing in between!
We crafters tend to hoard supplies because… well, you never know when you are gonna need them!! But the reality is that we end up with lots of fabric scraps and little balls of yarn that are so small there is practically nothing you can make out of them. So we end up buying new supplies for our new projects, which in turn generates new scraps that add to the pile… and so and so in a never ending cycle. 🙂
Because of that, decluttering the fabric/yarn stash is one of the most common “new year resolutions” for crafters. At least it is one for me… every year. So, if you are in the same situation, keep in tune because I’ll try to focus this year in minimizing my scraps (so I can buy new ones and not feel guilty!) 😉
In the spirit of this resolution, here’s a clever way to get rid of remnants of T-shit yarn. All you need is a piece of cardboard and thread.
I love inspirational quotes. They are quick and easy pieces of cheap philosophy, ok…, but that doesn’t mean they are not true. And sometimes we all need to be remembered about the important things in life, no matter if the message comes from the mouth of a Nobel prize, an Instagram post, or a sentence in a mug.
I like some of the classic ones, like: “Do more of what makes you happy”, “If nothing ever changed there’d be no butterflies”, “Put your shit together”… but my all time favorite is THIS TOO SHALL PASS.