I just finished this little granny square bag, using some leftover Phildar "Shiny" yarn from my summer top, as well as some brown and pink cotton that I had in my stash, found during a yarn shopping trip in Fukuoka three years ago. All the cottons together make for a sturdy yet supple bag. PHOTOS:… Continue reading New granny square bag, and care package from the U.S.
Tag: easy crafts
I had the sudden urge this morning to make some paper snowflakes, the way I used to as a kid. Luckily I have loads of beautiful origami paper in white and wintry colors to play with! Kirigami is a Japanese word that describes this kind of craft - "kiri" = cut, and "gami" = paper.… Continue reading Kirigami snowflakes
Favorite makes of 2019: Paper edition
The year is quickly coming to a close, and I thought to share just a few paper makes that brought me much joy and some challenge. I've always enjoyed playing with paper. Wrapping gifts has never been a chore for me. I discovered the world of origami when I was about 18 years old, and… Continue reading Favorite makes of 2019: Paper edition
Pretty scrunchies with velvet yarn – Free pattern
Scrunchies are back, and arguably better than ever. I used to wear these hair accessories back in the '90s, when they were sewn with fleece or jersey fabric, but the updated versions are crocheted and can have beads, charms, fringe, or unique fibers. I'd like to share my easy pattern with you, using velvet yarn.… Continue reading Pretty scrunchies with velvet yarn – Free pattern