Summer Spa Series|| Knit Washcloth

Thursday, July 14, 2016

It's time for the second installment in my summer spa series! (If you missed the first pattern, you can find it here) Up next are these beautiful, knit washcloths. I wanted them to be as soft as possible, so I used 100% cotton and made the fabric very loose and lacy. I love how they turned out and cannot wait to put them to good use!

Wishlist || Home

Friday, July 8, 2016

We've been in our home almost a year now and are slowing continuing to decorate and personalize the place. I recently finished working on my craft space (see the sneak peek here) and am turning my eyes to the rest of the house. The items on this month's wishlist are things I would LOVE to add to my home!

Knit || How adorable are these knit planters from The Merrythought?? I've been on a bit of a succulent kick lately and am loving how they look wrapped in yarn!

Summer Spa Series || Crochet Twine Basket

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Crochet Basket Pattern

In my opinion, there is nothing more relaxing than a little bit of pampering. Bubble bath? Yes please. Mani/pedi? Of course! Weird DIY face masks? Yup. My love of pampering is the inspiration behind this new summer series and I am so excited to get started! For the next two weeks, I will be sharing a couple of free, spa-day inspired projects!

First in the line-up is this crochet twine basket! Since I wanted the basket to be sturdy, I decided to try something new and crochet with cotton twine. I love the way it turned out! I just finished it yesterday, and am already putting it to good use as a bath bomb container! :)

Craft Room Sneak Peek || Herringbone Knitting Basket

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Since we moved into our home last August, I haven’t had a dedicated crafting space. Most everything just gets done on the couch with a very large nest of supplies all around me (and Netflix in the background, of course!) I finally took the time this week to set up and organize my work space. It’s not 100% finished, but I thought I’d share a sneak peek with you! 

Wishlist || Classics

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

My style of art is very classic. I love the old, traditional techniques that have been used for forever. When I'm designing, knitting, yarning (I totally just made that word up), or whatever else I may be doing, my ultimate goal is to reimagine classic designs and techniques in a new, modern light. The items on this wish list do exactly that and they are breathtaking!

Embroidery || Up until about two weeks ago, I had never heard of sashiko before. Now, I am completely head over heels. This beautiful style of embroidery is worked with a simple running stitch to make intricate designs. I'm already brainstorming ways to incorporate this into my designs!

Crochet Market/Beach Tote

Saturday, June 4, 2016

This week I took a little break from Etsy-ing to create a new, free crochet pattern. I am completely in love with how this crochet tote turned out! The mesh pattern works up really quickly and easily. With the heat of summer just around the corner, it will be perfect for laying by the pool, heading to the beach, or hitting up a farmers market. 

Etsy Update || One

Friday, June 3, 2016

It's finally summer break. Two months off of work is definitely reason to celebrate! I'm two weeks into my break and I have been BUSY. Really, incredibly, exhaustibly (is that even a word?) busy. I've been working hard for the past two weeks getting my Etsy shop up and running and promoting it all over social media. I'm having a blast designing, knitting and learning all about Etsy-ing.

I started toying with the idea of opening an Etsy shop a few months ago. The timing just wasn't right, though. First year teachers have quite a bit on their plates. Now that I've got a couple months off of work, I'm planning to devote that time to my shop, my blog, and all the creative ideas I've had swimming around in my head for the past few months.

Here's a look at just a couple of the items I have listed in my shop!

Crochet Wall Hanging

Saturday, May 7, 2016

I love the woven wall hangings I've been seeing all over the internet lately. They are everywhere and they are gorgeous!

Despite my love of woven wall hangings, there is one problem with them. I don't know how to weave. Now, I could learn to weave and better myself as a crafter. Or I could cheat. Since I don't have a ton of spare time on my hands these days, I chose the latter. :)

Vintage Finds || One

Friday, May 6, 2016

Bumming around antique shops and farmers markets is one of my absolute favorite things to do. There's nothing like it! Everything is so unique and has such an interesting story behind it. I've decided to start a recurring series on the blog showcasing all of the interesting things I find on my antiquing ventures.

My favorite vintage find at the moment is this succulent I found a few weekends ago at the Chattanooga Market. The vendor takes vintage items (pottery, telephones, cameras, kitchen equipment, etc.) and gives them a new life as succulent planters. I am in love with my new little plant and am really hoping my green thumb of death doesn't kill it!

Wishlist || Chunky

Monday, February 1, 2016

There's just something about winter that makes me want to use the biggest, chunkiest yarn I can find. These picks take chunky yarn to the next level! Now, I just need to figure out where I can get my hands on some roving....

Half-Granny Crochet Scarf

Sunday, January 24, 2016

The winter weather has come and gone here in Knoxville. Since I was stuck at home for the majority of the past five days, I spent a LOT of time watching Netflix and playing with yarn. Inspired by the vast amounts of snow, I decided it was about time I made myself a new scarf. I couldn't leave my house to purchase any new yarn, so I dug some (that I forgot I had) out of the closet and got to work!

If you've read this blog for any amount of time, you probably already know that I have a serious granny square addiction. I love experimenting with them and using them in unexpected ways! This scarf certainly doesn't look like your typical granny square and I love it that way! Plus, it makes me feel a bit like Claire Fraser when I wear it! (For the Outlander fans out there!)

Triangle Knit Pillow

Saturday, January 16, 2016

It's pretty embarrassing how long ago I started working on this pillow. I would guess it's probably been at least six months.... I have a tendency to work on about eight different projects at a time. Meaning it takes me a ridiculously long amount of time to get anything done. What can I say, I guess I have a short attention span!

Anyways, round of applause for me for FINALLY getting something done!!

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