Category: Craft Projects

Betta Fish Lovey

Recently on a crochet group I’m in a designer asked for pattern testers and since I am a bit ahead on blog projects and had a light project load at the moment I volunteered. I had no idea what the project would be until she sent…

Weekly Workbasket- July 16

That time again already! The weekly workbasket! Last Week: Last week here on the blog I started the first of the Christmas in July posts with a scarf from the magazine, that YOU can enter to win. The giveaway is open to all subscribers, so if…

Quick Strawberry Magnet Craft

The “Making Cents” column in the July 1983 issue featured one tiny little craft idea that I thought was super cute! A walnut shell strawberry magnet. I knew right away that I wanted to make it, but did wonder where I’d find a walnut shell in…

Bias Knit Scarf- From 1983

This Bias Knit Scarf from the July 1983 issue was a super fun and easy knit!  Easy to remember stitch pattern, just varied enough to keep it interested, AND no ends to weave in! That’s right, NO ends! As you change colors you leave a tail…

Kismet Cat Bed

Before we left for vacation I talked about the kitten we were going to get when we got back, but other things were in store for us. If you want to hear the whole story (it’s amazing, truly) keep reading. If you only want the crochet…

Just call me Sunbonnet Sue

I’ve said when I introduced this issue that I LOVE a sunbonnet. Possibly as much as I love a granny square poncho. (Remember, I’ve also said I was born in the wrong decade.) I was really excited to complete this project. I was also excited because…

1950s Open Crochet Medallion

(Free Pattern Below!) The crochet motif in the June issue was interesting to me. The original photo didn’t show the entire piece as being crochet. It looked almost like they were sewn together in some special way, but I knew that was unlikely. I also really…

Reusable Water Bombs- Crochet, washable, and FUN!

Kids love water balloons, but I HATE them. First you spend money on them, then you spend ages filling them (or having them fill them) and you pay the water bill for it, then the kids have all of 5 minutes of fun, and then you…

Spoke Motif Pan Holder- 1952 With Pattern

The June 1952 issue features this “Spoke Pan Holder” and I knew right way I wanted to make it. I love the Spoke Motif, and it becomes a fairly mindless pattern once it’s set up. The pattern is quite easy, and would also be a nice…

Weekly Workbasket- May 28

I have had the best day! Earlier I took my son and two friends to a local school and randomly bumped into a local guy who is a Guinness World Record holder! He is on for something bike related and put on quite a show for…