Simple Flower Mandala Centerpiece

As much as I love making blankets and pillows and scarves, I often feel as though I should be making more practical items. While blankets, pillows, and scarves are generally practical, they start to feel less so the more of them I make. So, when my mother asked for something decorative for her table to […]

Striped Flower Hot Pad

As much as I love designing my own patterns, sometimes I’ll see something on Pinterest and just feel like I have to make it. I’ve seen many versions of these Striped Flower Hot Pads, made by many people and in many different colors, so with much searching I tracked down the pattern on Free Craft […]

Marvel Superhero Pillow

I can hardly believe that this day has come. It has been almost a year since I originally started designing the superhero logo squares, and now my DC and Marvel Pillows are both done! As I mentioned when I posted my DC Superhero Pillow, I had initially planned on making a blanket with 25 Superhero […]

Frida Kahlo Pillow

“I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.” ― Frida Kahlo I have enjoyed learning more about Frida Kahlo as I have looked as her photos and paintings as inspiration for this pillow. She was a stunning and clever woman, and seemed to accept life for the way it was. I can only […]

A Crown of Roses

When I decided I wanted to make a Frida Kahlo pillow, I spent a lot of time looking at her paintings, portraits, and photographs. And what would Frida Kahlo be without her crowns of flowers? I had previously made a rose for the Little Prince, but as his rose is unique in all the world, […]

Snowflake Christmas Ornament

I can’t believe it’s the last day of the year already. I started this Holiday season with huge plans for all of the Christmas-themed items I was going to make. And yet here we are, with only some stockings and snowflakes to show for it.  Don’t get me wrong, I couldn’t be more thrilled with […]

Waistcoat Christmas Stockings

Several months ago, I stumbled upon a Reddit post linking to Carmen Jacob’s Waistcoat Stockings and fell in love. I had been contemplating designing my own, and had even bought the yarn, but couldn’t bring myself to do it once I saw how perfect these were. Despite the fact that I didn’t know the stitch, […]

Easy Bobble Stitch Hot Pad

Ever since making the Harry Potter Pillow, I’ve been brainstorming ideas for the bobble stitch. I love the texture it adds to a project, and it seems like there are endless possibilities! I’ve also been recently drawn to the colorful options of Lily’s Sugar’n Cream 100% cotton yarn whenever I visit Joann’s, so when I finally […]

Blocking Cotton Yarn

A little over a month ago, I wrote a post about blocking acrylic yarn, and how I only do it when necessary because I don’t actually like blocking. While blocking cotton yarn seems less risky, I don’t like it any more than blocking acrylic. Unfortunately, I have recently reached the point in Sophie’s Universe where […]

Hobbes – Take 1 and Take 2

This post has been written for a long time, but I have been waiting to post it since the completed project was a surprise. Early this year, I decided to start learning Amigurumi. When I decided to learn and teach the Bunny Lovey at the same time, it was because I had already completed Hobbes and […]