CuppaStitches: 2016

Aug 1, 2016

Mermaid Tail Cup Cozy

Everywhere I turn in the crochet world lately, I see mermaid tail blankets. They are just the neatest thing and definitely on my to-make list, but I just finished one big project for myself and am almost done with another. I certainly have the yarn for a mermaid tail blanket, but I need a break from the big. So I came up with a mermaid tail cup cozy!

May 31, 2016

S'mores Galore

There's no such this as too many s'mores, right? At least that's how it is in our house. As soon as there's even a mention of having a fire, someone is off to the store to get chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers. But sometimes, roasting marshmallows over the fire just isn't appropriate. Like at 8 in the morning. That's when my son's love of cooking really comes in handy. And when he comes up with a recipe that is nothing short of amazing, I just have to share. Introducing S'mores Oatmeal.

Mar 14, 2016

Marshmallow Easter Bunnies

Come Easter, Peeps are like gold in our house. The only reason they last more than a day here is because some of us prefer to eat them stale. But even then, it doesn't take more than a day or so for those marshmallow beauties to get to that state. I think I finally came up with a solution to make our marshmallow bunnies last more than a few days. Make them out of yarn!!! Plus, yarn has a lot less calories than Peeps. Although I don't suggest trying to eat the yarn over the actual food ;-)

I couldn't find a pattern for these bunny cuties that I liked so I decided to try to make up my own. Now that I think I've worked out all the kinks, they are working up pretty quick and I figured why not share so my fellow hookers can decorate their own houses and Easter baskets!

Mar 1, 2016

Pom Pom Monster Beanie

If you caught my post last week about making a basic beanie, you know that I love making hats. Whether it's to sell in my shop or for my kids to wear, that basic beanie pattern is what I use to make any hat.

I have a lot of friends with kids younger than mine. Sometimes being around those little ones reminds me that toddlers can be little monsters. Don't get me wrong, I love kids. I have my own and I worked with children for many, many years, but if you've been through that toddler stage, than I think you can see what I'm saying. Those little ones inspired me to make little monster hats for the little monsters.

Feb 25, 2016

Basic Crochet Beanie

One of my favorite things to make are hats. The possibilities are endless once you know how to make the basic part of the beanie. My kids love when I make hats for them. They love that they can choose the design knowing their hat will be different than anyone else in their class.

Feb 17, 2016

Rainbow Nesting Bowls

I've been seeing a lot of nesting and stacking crochet baskets lately. I also have a lot of yarn in my probably too big stash. I figured what better way to start using it up than to make my own set of baskets!

I love baskets and bins for storing all the things big and little. The great thing about these baskets is they can also be given to kids to help them learn their colors. I've also yet to come across a child who doesn't like to stack things up and knock them over. Repeatedly.