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One of my faves!

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Hi friends!

Today I decided to do a bit of a "behind the scenes" post. I know some of you also crochet and/or knit, so I thought I'd share one of my favorite items. I have struggled over the last 20 years of doing these crafts to find just the right storage for all my hooks, needles, and other tools. I've used Mason jars, plastic bags, boxes, pouches, totes, and a lot of other things along the way. Nothing really kept my items nice and neat while also contained and protected in something small I can easily grab and go. I really wanted one item that would work for my crochet and knitting tools. I searched and searched, but nothing was quite right.
Then one day I found an awesome case on Amazon! Ta-da! 

Allow me to introduce you to the Teamoy Organizer Case for Interchangeable Circular Knitting Needles! Don't let the name fool you... this works great for crochet hooks or Tunisian interchangeable hooks, too! It has two zippered sections so nothing will fall out. It'…

Welcome back, bar of soap.

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Hi friends!

With 2019 right around the corner, I have made a New Year resolution to reduce my use of single-use plastics. I wanted to share this journey with you from the viewpoint of a newbie with a realistic, average household; meaning, the alternatives need to be affordable, widely available, and not require a lot of time. Basically, I'm looking for pretty seamless transitions to suggest easy switches. 

It hit me one day as I was house cleaning. “Man, look at all these plastic bottles!” Just in my bathroom alone I found a shampoo bottle, body washes, shower pouf, conditioner bottle, face cleanser, micellular bottle, toner bottle, moisturizer cream tub, lotion bottle, liquid hand soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorants, makeup, and more! That doesn’t even include cleaning products, laundry products, and items in my kitchen cupboards and fridge. I felt a little sick and knew I needed to start converting to plastic-free in small baby steps. Let me start by saying, I will not be p…

End of tutorials, but I'll see you in my shop!

Hello crocheters!

If you follow me on Facebook, then you likely saw my post regarding ending the tutorials. I deleted the tutorial videos from YouTube today and will not be doing future tutorials. 

I enjoyed helping you to learn crochet and I hope you found my videos helpful. After 8 months of making videos and being open to questions or requests, I assume you are well on your way to crocheting on your own. There are plenty of patterns and tutorials online that you can search for if you need help. 

I will instead be focusing on making items to sell. I'm really excited about this next chapter! I have spent the last year researching the business end of this business and I feel I'm ready to move forward with selling my handmade items. YAY! I will share the link to my Etsy shop once I start listing items in it. First, I need to focus on building up stock. 

So, this isn't good-bye... just see you later when I open my shop! :-) 

Thank you for watching my videos! That camel stitch cow…

How to Crochet a Popcorn Garland

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Next Tutorial Request

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Hello crocheters!

Have you been busy crocheting holiday gifts or decorations? If so, I'd love to see what you have been working on!

I have been working on wedding plans little by little! These crocheted roses will be part of my bouquet, joining other items I need to get yet. I have some other sewing, crochet, and knitting project ideas for our wedding, but I haven't fully decided on them yet. 


How pretty are these roses?! I can't wait to see the end result with the other bouquet items! The pattern is from Happy Berry Crochet and can be found here. She gives the written pattern and a video tutorial. 


The tutorial videos I make are a way to virtually teach crochet from a distance to some friends and family who asked me for lessons. However, without feedback I don't know if I'm moving too quickly or too slowly or if I'm hitting what you are interested in learning or if you would prefer I do my videos/tutorials differently to help you better. I have never made blog vid…

Outside In Granny Square

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Three Ways To Join Yarn

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