Rice Heating Pad/Pillow

Rice Heating Pad/Pillow
Holy cow, its October!?!
First let me say I let Friday slip by without a granny square sampler post, so sorry! I have not had a lot of time to work on mine in the past couple of weeks, so there was really nothing to show. But there will be, I have picked it up again and am catching up all around, I won’t leave you hanging. More pressing matters came up over the past couple of weeks, like family visiting, School House Craft, and making rice pillows.


We had cold toes and needed new “warms”.



How To Finger Crochet


I was invited by Tea Collection’s Priscilla to do a guest post for Studio T and I shared an easy project for kid’s busy hands, how to finger crochet. Similar to finger knitting but (I think) a bit easier, all you need is a ball of yarn and your fingers.

A DIY Picture Light for Emma's Room

DIY nightlight

One of the projects we had on our list for Emma’s room was make some sort of pretty picture light/night light sort of thing, one that could look pretty during the day too. I had seen this image on pinterest (pinned to the inspiration board for Emma’s room) and it inspired the idea we eventually came up with. (Via Apartment Therapy).


Granny Square Sampler Project- Week 15, Blocking Squares

I am getting excited now that we’re nearing the point where we are starting to join our squares together. We’ve worked all summer towards this right?
I jumped the gun last week when I said let’s start joining our squares. Because it we are good crocheters (and we are) we must block them first.READ MORE

Granny Square Sampler Project- Week 14

Granny Square Wk 14
(All the granny square assignments can be found on this page.)
I’m hijacking this week’s granny square sampler choice in order to satisfy my own selfish desire to do a rectangular granny square. A rectangular square. You read that right. Apparently granny squares don’t always have to be square and I am completely okay with that (and it just so happens this one is Ian’s favorite so far). I’ve been wanting to do one of these since starting this project and I just hadn’t sat down to figure it out until this week. Which is silly, because these are easy. Using only double crochet (dc) and chain (ch) stitches, which you’ve by now done a bazillion times for this sampler, the trick is simply getting that first round right. Get that part right, and Bob’s your uncle.READ MORE

Granny Square Sampler Project- Week 13

Granny Square wk 13
This week’s granny square is brought to us by Beth (who is @cookiecat57 on Instagram- remember you can tag your photos on instagram with #grannysquaresampler so we can all see each other’s). I like this one because its quite different from the ones we’ve done over the past few weeks, retro, unusual, and just plain interesting. So let’s do it! It is called “The Whirlygig” and needs no introduction other than Beth’s photo, which she also kindly sent me.READ MORE

Granny Square Sampler Project- Week 12

I am a little embarrassed to admit that I am still behind on finishing my squares. Didn’t touch the crochet hook over the weekend. I fully intend to catch up. This whole week has been a flurry of crazy, which is mostly over now. Sitting down to crochet sounds just about perfect to me.
(All the granny square assignments can be found on this page.)
This week’s square-

Granny Square Week 12
(Image via crochet me)READ MORE

Granny Square Sampler Project- Week 11

Granny Square Sampler
(Find all the assignments on this page.)
I’m glad some of you were able to use last week to play catch up on your squares. I myself still have a few squares to catch up on, so don’t dispair if this is you. We’ve been finishing Emma’s room, which I’ll be showing you hopefully next week!READ MORE

DIY Easy Tabletop Redo

I stole a few minutes to myself the other day and went thrifting. I came across this oil painting and found myself buying it. Wasn’t exactly sure why. I don’t see it on our walls, and don’t even particularly like it as a painting. I do like the colors a lot, and the composition isn’t bad at all. The price didn’t hurt either.

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