red and pink diagonal stripe blanket with candy canes

Candy Stripe Crochet Blanket Pattern

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This crochet Candy Stripe Blanket is a festive handmade gift that can be enjoyed for years to come. Don’t relegate this pattern just to Christmas time – Change up the colours!  With this corner-to-corner design’s adaptable sizing, it is sure to become your ‘go to’ blanket crochet pattern. I’m slightly hooked on Corner-to-Corner crochet at the moment. After making a…

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Making an Orange Pomander

How to make Orange Pomander Balls

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Orange Pomanders are sweet smelling, and make a pretty display for your end-of-year festivities. With well placed bowls around your home filled with fresh or dried orange pomander balls, you’re sure to set the tone for a relaxing, back to nature Christmas vibe. You may already be familiar with the orange pomander. Some may recognize the clove studded orbs, from…

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how to make scrap yarn pom poms

Let’s Make Scrap Yarn Pom Poms

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Pom poms are so easy to make, and a great way of using up leftover yarn scraps from knitting and crochet projects. Because they are made of random scraps, each scrap yarn pom pom is unique! I’m always looking for new and innovative ways to use up yarn scraps. As every knitter and crocheter knows, there are always little bits…

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