Handcraft An Authentic String Mop

Handcraft An Authentic String Mop

We decided we needed a larger, stronger mop at home. We were not able to find one that was substantial enough to clean our home filled with tiles. A strong wooden handle was also a better option than the thin plastic and metal option that store-bought mops...

Crochet Stars  – A quick handcraft project for Christmas

Crochet Stars – A quick handcraft project for Christmas

It's so good to be making again!  We have just finished moving house, studio and my husband's office into beautiful temporary space.  I'm making some last minute Christmas favours. Crochet Stars for Christmas. I followed crafter and crocheter - Matt's clear...

Crochet Tablecloth Waistcoat DIY

Crochet Tablecloth Waistcoat DIY

A quick fun project with a really rewarding outcome - DIY instructions to convert a circular charity-shop-find tablecloth into a trendy draped-front waistcoat. Rectangular crochet tablecloths are great for reusing as throws or bed covers, but circular ones are a...

Crochet Bud Vases DIY

Crochet Bud Vases DIY

These soda vases are a great way to re-cycle glass bottles.   They are covered in a simple parcel string crochet.  The string can be left plain or dip dyed to create a gradient of colour. (You can create this yourself with the free crochet pattern at the end of the...

Upcycled Cardigans

Upcycled Cardigans

Today's story - Upcycle sweater - Tutorial  Here's how it happened in real life to 2 warm and fluffy pullovers.  They have been converted into cardigans - projects perfect for our chilly Southern Hemisphere weather right now. The first is  family heirloom Angora...

Tapestry Yarn Crochet Cushion – Pattern

Tapestry Yarn Crochet Cushion – Pattern

 Crochet owes it's widespread appeal to the fact that it is easy to do, and lends itself to so many delightful interpretations. The simplicity and adaptability of the basic stitches tempt the novice to try her hand, and the expert to outdo herself The Complete Book of...

Natural Mood Enhancer

Natural Mood Enhancer

You are what you make ... I am passionate about crochet and these close-up pics of a recently finished project evoke an emotional response in me. Why?   It's because I have felt the fuzzy wool, and the cool steel hook. I relished the gentle challenge of creating a...

Crochet Earrings – Quick Revival

Crochet Earrings – Quick Revival

I love the simple teardrop shape of these large earrings. They started out their costume life shiny gold... but soon became dull and coppery So I decided to cover them in a bright tangerine cotton thread.   And now they're good to go To cover each earring -  ss, ch 1,...

Crochet Bottle Cover – White on White

Crochet Bottle Cover – White on White

I quickly took a pic of this special order crochet covered wine bottle, before it was delivered yesterday.   Just love the different white textures.  The background is a large rectangular custom-made grass mat. crochet bottle cover

Recycled Vintage Doilies – Genteel and Affordable…

Recycled Vintage Doilies – Genteel and Affordable…

Recently I moulded most of my doily collection into little plates and bowls. Each doily is dipped into Plaster of Paris and is then coated and gently baked with a layer of sealant. This makes the delicate dishes slightly more robust and water-resistant. They look good...

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