Coffee mug cosy / cover

My sis got a coffee mug at her job yesterday for their green initiative, and she asked if I could make something to protect the mug, maybe with some old scrap yarn. I did have just the scrap yarn for a crocheted cosy that can double as a cover if I make it slightly longer. … Continue reading Coffee mug cosy / cover

Tote bag motif

I crocheted this circular motif for a joint project -- a tote bag that my sister and I decided to make. Though I say it's a joint project, the sewing of the piece, which is the more tedious work, is handled by my sister. (She sews really well.) I was watching a movie while I … Continue reading Tote bag motif

Granny Hexagon Placemat

Harmony. That's what I felt when I started working on a placemat using my stashes of tan and black light weight yarn. And that's what I feel after I'm all done with the piece. The colors just complement each other so beautifully. I'd like to acknowledge Kara at Petals and Picots for her photo-filled tutorials … Continue reading Granny Hexagon Placemat

Decorative piece from scrap yarn

Time to talk about decorative pieces! And scrap yarn! And how scrap yarn is wonderful for making colorful decorative pieces! The inevitability of working on a yarn project is that after the project ends, there's yarn left over. The problem is always that this yarn is too less to use for the usual projects, but … Continue reading Decorative piece from scrap yarn