One of the first crochet amigurumi projects I ever did was a starfish. Of course, my first starfish didn’t turn out that well. But since those early days of my crochet career, I’ve made several amigurumi starfish and the most recent one was filmed, sped up 12 times, and covered with an awesome chip tune. Check out my awesome crochet starfish time lapse video! If
In our home, at the height of summer, when it gets really hot and the house plants flourish, I sometimes see a strange creature rummaging through the basil, or chewing on the stems of our English Ivy. It’s hard to make out what exactly it is because it moves so fast, but if I didn’t know any better, I’d say it was a mini stegosaurus! Naturally,
I love spring in Toronto. After such harsh winters, spring is especially pretty here. It is the gateway to summer with bright and cheery colours, and the sweetness in the air from all the blooming flowers! Lemons happen to be bright, cheery, and fragrant, which is why I was compelled to make these super adorable crochet lemon earrings! I’ve been exploring crochet jewelry recently. I
This adorable crochet Haikyu crow would not have been possible if it hadn’t been requested by a fan and supporter of handmade work. I was approached on Etsy to design and create a pattern based on a character from the manga series, Haikyu. I was provided with a photo of a plush version and was asked if I’d be able to make a crochet version!
For a while I had been wanting to experiment on slipper soles with the non-slip rubber coating called Plasti Dip – I was inspired by a post on All About Ami where Stephanie covered the soles on a pair of toddler booties (so cute!). Years later during a trip to my local hardware store I came across a container of Plasti Dip. It wasn’t the
Even though, as I type this, the city is covered in inches of snow with thick flakes continuing to steadily fall I am optimistic that spring is just around the corner. It’s not that this winter has been horrible – it’s actually been a roller coaster of warm days and somewhat cold days, which is actually ideal for using my newest crochet accessories; wrist warmers!
Remember when I made these oh so cozy crochet boot slippers? Me too, they were going to keep my feet warm all winter long. And then Jason saw them. And he wriggled his feet into the slippers, wondering why they were so small. I do believe he actually said, “They’re super warm but they’re too small.” I stared at him, debating whether to tell him
Another year comes to an end and just in time I have finished the last pair of the Year of the Sock crochet challenge – the December Socks. I have to say, this is my favourite pair of socks. Why? Because they have a story to tell with all the different yarns, and after months of sock-making there was plenty of yarn left over (and
If you had asked me at the start of the year if I’d be crocheting socks every month in something called the Year of the Sock, I probably would have scoffed and said, “Are you crazy? With a job, life, and blog projects you think I have time to crochet a pair of socks each month?” The year is close to over and I have
A reader recently asked how she could alter the Santa mason jar cozy to cover the whole jar. I advised her to simply add more rounds but I was really curious about how that would actually turn out. I decided the best way to test this would be to make another cozy, an elf mason jar cozy. Because it’s Christmas I chose to make an