CuppaStitches: October 2017

Oct 16, 2017

Fox Mason Jar Cozy

What does the fox say? I really don't think that's a thing anymore, but that doesn't mean foxes are adorable!

I've been debating on crocheting mason jar covers because when you put a tealight candle in the jar, it can be very pretty. But I wasn't sure what design I wanted to make. And then I had a disaster. Ok, maybe "disaster" is a bit of a stretch, but something did actually happen that led me to create something. Any excuse to crochet is a good excuse, right?

A year or so ago, someone had given me some sort of hanging bag and they weren't quite sure what's it's purpose was. Upon closer inspection, it was a hanging make-up / toiletry bag. My first thought when seeing it was "My hooks and other notions can go in there and I can hang it in my office!" And that's exactly what I did. Everything was great until I realized that my ever growing collection of crochet hooks was making the bag heavier than the Command hook on the wall could handle. And the walls in my office are textured, making them a natural enemy of Command hooks. Now I needed somewhere to put my most used hooks and I just happen to have a few empty mason jars. A recent purchase of a t-shirt with the words "Crafty like a fox" inspired me to make a foxy jar cover. And now I'm sharing it with you!

Oct 12, 2017

Pumpkin Hat with Matching Diaper Cover Newborn Set

It's probably a good thing that I didn't know how to crochet when my kids were babies because I would have made all kinds of cute and crazy outfits for them. But just because I don't have babies anymore doesn't mean I don't enjoy making things for babies.

Fall is one of my favorites times of the year. This pumpkin hat and matching diaper cover would look nothing short of adorable on any baby!

This hat will fit most newborns, but the diaper cover will fit most babies up to 9 months.