I almost don't know what to say about this project. On the one hand, I'm really proud of it and I feel compelled to share it with you all. On the other hand, it's somewhat personal and I'm not terribly confident yet in walking the tenuous line between authenticity and oversharing. Sharing any project always feels somewhat vulnerable. One of the most beautifully terrifying things about sharing my creations is knowing that I'm exposing some small piece of myself for others to poke and prod at; I can only hope that others will be kind or, perhaps more importantly, that I can be confident enough not to let any fingerprints blossom into bruises. And, in a way, that's exactly what this project is.
My 3 year old has been getting excited for Valentine's Day and has been wanting to make some valentines for his friends. His drawing skills are fine for a toddler, but he's not quite at the "recognizable heart drawing" stage, so I put together this super simple heart stamp for him while his brother was napping. He loved it! It may not be fine art, but I love this DIY because it's quick, doesn't require any pinterest skills, costs nothing, and it's perfect for little hands.
I don't know about you all, but I have really been missing the Designer Spotlight posts lately. Luckily, we've got another great one this week! Today's spotlight is all about Brooke of Snuggly Fox Designs. Brooke is a talented crochet designer with tons of adorable kid-approved patterns. She has some super cute wearables and I especially love all of the accessories for her amigurumi dolls. So take a look at some of her work, learn more about her as a fiber artist, and be sure to go check out the rest of her patterns! I'm sure you'll find something you love.
Have you ever been working on a crochet project and found yourself wondering which stitch you should use? There are SO many stitches to choose from! Choosing can be a daunting prospect. But let's say that you're going to keep it simple and stick with the basics: either single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), or double crochet (dc). Which should you use? Does it even make a difference? What's different about them anyway?
Those of you who have been following my blog from the beginning may remember that I'm a total nerd who's not opposed to getting a little bit scientific with my crochet. So to help you figure out which stitch is right for your next WIP, I designed a few simple tests to showcase the differences between these staple stitches.
There are times for intricate, complex crochet patterns. And then there are times for simple, mindless crochet patterns. Can you guess which one this scarf is?
My son is still obsessed with the Christmas Zebra I made for him last month. He named the zebra Zozee and now Zozee goes everywhere with us. Luckily we haven't lost him yet (I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this one). Zozee is quite the adventurous zebra; he flies through space, he rescues other animals, and he apparently loves to watch Octonauts. It probably goes without saying that I was strictly banned from packing Zozee up with the other Christmas things. Since it looks like Zozee's definitely the favorite toy at the moment, I couldn't resist my son's request to make Zozee a friend. But instead of making a zebra, I figured I'd tweak the pattern just a bit and make something a little different: a unicorn!
Hello and thank you for stopping by to visit my own personal corner of the web. Feel free to take a look around and check out what I've been crafting, crocheting, or cooking up. Hopefully you'll find something to inspire your own creativity!