Single Crochet Fingerless Gloves

I am a big fan of the fingerless glove.  I keep a pair by my computer, which are perfect for long stretches of computer time, they keep my hands warm without impeding my work.  The ones I made for this post were the easiest ones I have made to date.  I used single crochet for…

Clay Stamp Ornaments

My holiday craft project this year has been clay stamp ornaments.  These were easy to make, although, slightly time consuming, and they would probably be a great craft to do with children since they can be easily individualized.  The stamps and cookie cutters do most of the creative work, and it is just a matter…

Rope Snood

It has been a while since I have posted a craft project.  These past few months I have been engrossed in digitalizing my Grandmother old slide collection.  The weather has also held out until a few weeks ago prompting me to get my sunshine in while it lasts.  Now that the grey, snowy days have…

Cousin Becky’s Scrubbies

Cousin Becky, also known as the Scrubby Queen, has been stocking our family with these tulle scrubbies for well over a decade now.  Over the years they have become a hot commodity at family gatherings, and family members have espoused the virtues of their use in anything from scrubbing out pots and pans to de-scaling…

Natural Sun Ink

I have been skimping on the craft posts lately, mostly, because I have been busy with large scale outdoor projects like painting decks and refinishing lawn furniture.  It’s the time of year to spend time enjoying the outdoors, and finding projects, like this one, that reflect that.  I have been playing around with natural, non-toxic…

Bookmark: Plain Weave

I wove this bookmark using a plain over, under weave.  Variations in the pattern occurred when I switched out colors or doubled my weft thread.  I used lace weight yarn that I dyed about a year ago.  The natural dyes I used in the coloring for these two yarn colors came from coffee (brown) and…

Bookmark: White, Sky Blue, and Navy

A bookmark to match the white, sky blue, and navy mug mat. Materials: Small Loom Weaving Needle Embroidery Needle Lace Weight (0) Yarn or worsted Embroidery Thread White Sky Blue Navy Scissors Wrap: 24 strands of a light – lace weight (0) white yarn: triple wrap 8 notches to fit all of the strands onto…

Bookmark: Red, White, and Blue

An Independence Day inspired bookmark with a bold red strip in the wrap and a royal blue geometric, diamond patterned weft. Materials: Small Loom Weaving Needle Embroidery Needle Lace Weight (0) Yarn or worsted Embroidery Thread White Blue Red Scissors Wrap: 6 strands of a lace weight (0) white yarn: triple wrap on two notches…