Here is a collection of colorful crafty ideas from the Red Heart website. Hope you find an idea that your kids, grandkids or neighborhood kiddos will enjoy! It’s always fun to see kids become absorbed in the creative process. Just be sure not to frustrate them with projects that are beyond their dexterity level.
In some parts of the world, spring has come early! If you’re getting your garden ready, and have kids who love to create, why not make a fairy garden for them to play with? A quick internet search will give you plenty of ideas. We hope you start with these cute tents! They’re great for using up scrap yarn and are a great way to add color to any garden, big or small.
Have you seen the stylish poufs in home decor stores and have been dying to make one instead of paying $120-$150 for one? Well waste no more time! Red Heart has a Stylish Pouf pattern just waiting for you to begin! Continue reading “Cro-Shayley Makes a Stylish Crochet Pouf”
Do you have kids, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews that love dinosaurs? Man my nephew, Chandler, sure does! He even knows how to pronounce a lot of their names…and he’s only 5! I remember learning about them in elementary school and how fascinating they were. Then I saw the first Jurassic Park and was terrified for days. ;)
If you’re like most knitters and crocheters I know, you want instant gratification, and Red Heart Grande fits the bill. Red Heart Grande is a wonderful, soft, Super Bulky yarn. It falls into category 6 (Super Bulky) and uses either a size 19 needle or a size “P” crochet hook. Continue reading “Red Heart’s Grande Yarns Give You Instant Gratification”
Do you know any tennis players who are expecting? Want to surprise them with a tennis “set”? Well keep reading for some super cuteness. My good friends are both avid tennis players so I thought making them some tennis items for their new addition would make for some super fun newborn photos! ;) Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes a Newborn Tennis “Set””
I learned how to knit shortly after turning 50.
That was a time of confusion for me, as it is for many people, because I knew that life after 50 can be filled with all kinds of change—good and bad, planned and completely out of the blue.
Instead of pulling the proverbial blanket over my head, though, I took action and embarked on my “Journey to Joy.”
Are you in need of a cover for your laptop, tablet or a similar sized electronic device? I use my laptop quite often, taking it from room to room in my house, using it in the kitchen while cooking, in the living room while crocheting and in my bedroom catching up on emails, paying bills and browsing the web. I decided, since I take full advantage of it’s “wireless” mobility then I should probably make a cover for it (for its safety from my almost-walking 1 year old). ;) Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes a Laptop Cozy”
Any little “Turtle Power” fans out there? Oh man, do I have the perfect pattern for you! My nephews love the super turtle heros so I thought I’d try making them a mask using 2 patterns from RedHeart.com. This would be a cute inexpensive Halloween costume especially if you already had the colors you wanted in your yarn stash. ;) Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes a Turtle Power Mask”
Welcome to the Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge! This is the fourth and final week of our virtual “stitch and sip”. Everyone’s so busy it can be hard to find time to work on your projects, especially with the holidays approaching, so I’ve found it best to set aside time each week. Wednesdays fit my schedule best, but you can choose any evening that suits your schedule. Continue reading “Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge Season 7, Week 4”