I've been eyeing up the beautiful colourways of Scheepjes Whirl for some time now. The lovely gradient change from darker to lighter colours and back again has been tempting me to add some cakes to my already large yarn stash, without any project in mind. But I've been very disciplined and have set myself a… Continue reading 10 Great Free Patterns To Justify Buying Some Scheepjes Whirl
We've all been there. We really need to work on something else (like doing our taxes, cleaning up, organising holiday plans or, you know, work) but our fingers are itching to pick up that crochet project we've been hooking away at. If you're like me, you feel the need to justify it to yourself when you want to… Continue reading Positive Constructive Daydreaming is Awesome and Crochet Can Help!
As far as social media goes, I would have to say that Instagram is my favourite. I recently started my new crochet-only account: @creating_time and I'm blown away by the kind, supportive people you find in Instagram communities. So, this is a shout-out to some of the awesome crochet accounts I follow, in no particular order. These accounts… Continue reading 10 Of My Favourite Crochet Instagram Accounts
I know, I know. There are already around a million face scrubby patterns out there in the crochet-iverse, but who ever said no to a million and one? Crochet face scrubbies are lovely quick gifts you can make when you don't have a lot of time. You know, when there's an unexpected late addition to… Continue reading Star Face Scrubby
This design was a bit of an experiment. Whether or not it was a success or a failure is something you can judge for yourself! I have a friend who is a very talented artist. She creates a lot of mandala prints to sell at art and craft markets. So I started wondering if we… Continue reading The Galaxy Mandala
I'm the type of person who likes pretty, fun and quirky things. When I crochet something, my aim is always to make it a little bit special. So when I started getting into Amigurumi last year, and realised I needed stitch markers, I found the options in my local craft store utterly uninspiring. Plastic, cheap… Continue reading DIY Crochet Stitch Markers
With Mother's Day coming up, I thought I would make a flower bookmark for my Mum. Living in Switzerland, it isn't always easy to keep in touch with my family back in New Zealand. Last year I sent flowers, but they only last a few days before sadly fading away. By sending a Mother's Day… Continue reading Mother’s Day Bouquet Bookmark
I lead a busy life. You lead a busy life. Your pets and kids probably lead busy lives too. We're living in a time where having too much to do, and not enough time to do it in is the status quo. Because of this, I have made a conscious choice to create time in my busy… Continue reading The story behind Creating Time