How to Dye Yarn with Kool-Aid

I’m currently working on my next Mystery Create-A-Long design, and I decided to get a little creative with it!  I needed some wool roving yarn for this project, and though any color could work, this project was for my sweet 19 month old Netherlee….so I really wanted something adorable.  Which is when a rainbow combination

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Christmas Tree Pot Holder Pattern (Crochet & Knit!)

Let’s have some fun collaborating on Christmas! I’m always about five steps behind the curve on my holiday decorations, and planning. This year, though, I’m determined to get ahead….at least just a teeny tiny bit ahead. So I thought it would be really fun if we all collaborated on a little holiday cheer. What do

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Embellish It!

Knit and crochet items are gorgeous in and of themselves….but add the perfect embellishment, and suddenly a project can go from simply cute to one-of-a-kind uniquely beautiful.  The only problem?  It’s not always easy to come up with ideas for the perfect finishing touch for a hat….or to find the embellishment that will add that

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A Dream Getaway….Every Night!

Why shouldn’t your bedroom be filled with reminders of all the things you love?  Including yarn, knitting, crochet, hooks and needles!?  Here are 4 incredible ways to incorporate your love of everything crafty into your most personal space. 1.  Accent your space with something hand-made, beautiful, and comfortable! Try this free Knit Cushion Pattern: Or

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Design Disaster

I don’t often share behind the scenes stuff about my designing process….Probably because I’m such a mess over here!  In fact, it always really makes me smile when people compliment my work with “you’re so talented!  This must be so easy for you.” or similar statements. The truth is, designing new patterns isn’t “easy” for

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11 Reasons You May be the Odd Crafter Out

We’ve all had those moments….you know, the ones where you just want to shrink away because you have a contrary opinion?  Apply this to the world of knit and crochet, though, and things can get even more interesting. I recently stumbled upon an awesome thread about “Unpopular Knitting Opinions” over on Reddit.  Some of the

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Freebie Alert ~ Fall Home Decor

Shortly after our move to Hawaii, a wonderful reader told me about the challenge of the un-changing seasons here.  She mentioned that her mother, who is also from Colorado, still misses the changing of the seasons even after years in Hawaii.  She encouraged me to celebrate the Holidays with decorations around the house in order

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Freebie Alert ~ A Sucker For A Sweater

There’s an odd discrepancy between what the Fall season looks like in my mind, and what it actually looks like around my house…. When people start talking about Fall, I picture over-sized sweaters made of super bulky yarn, burnt orange and brown wreaths hanging on the front door, and adorable baby pumpkins decorating empty surfaces. Somehow,

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