Beginner Sewing: A Tag Blankie for My Little One

For a beginner using my sewing machine for the first time, this little tag blankie was an entertaining project with quick gratification. My baby loves it!

Sewing this little tag blankie was an entertaining project with quick gratification. As a beginner just finishing my first machine sewing project, I’m learning that it isn’t as complicated as I thought I would be. And I’m having fun! My baby daughter loves playing with and chewing on the tags on blankets and toys, so I decided to make her a little tag blanket. I used this online tutorial from Project Nursery as a guide. What better reason to get a little extra crafty than having an adorable kid you want to make stuff for? The little one … read more

Blue Bridal Lace Crochet Scarf

I love crocheting lacy scarves or shawls for new brides. I made this Summer Sprigs Lace Scarf for a dear friend on her special day.

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a friend’s bridal shower. Her wedding last weekend was Dr. Who themed, complete with original skit, and everything was silver and sapphire blue. What a memorable ceremony! I love crocheting lacy scarves or shawls for new brides. I made her the Summer Sprigs Lace Scarf with just one skein of blue Malabrigo Lace yarn and this wonderful free pattern from Make My Day Creative. The project was one of this month’s crochet-alongs in the very active Ravelry Crochet Shoulder Wrappers group.  This pattern was quick and enjoyable, and the finished scarf is so light and airy. Pattern: Summer Sprigs Lace … read more

Circles to Squares Afghan

Circles to Squares is an afghan constructed with crochet motifs in different sizes. You can make one yourself with a free Lion Brand pattern.

Circles to Squares is an afghan constructed with crochet motifs in different sizes. I added a bit of handmade coziness to our couch by finally finishing up this lap blanket. It was a long-term project that I slowly worked on over the past year or so. It’s satisfying to finish up something that has been in progress for so long! You can make one yourself with this free pattern from Lion Brand. There are so many possibilities for fun color combinations with this pattern! It could also be decorative and snuggly in … read more