Use this free crochet Christmas tree pattern to create a banner or tree ornaments. Leave them plain or raid your craft stash to joush them up! Continue reading
A slip on coaster is like a wine glass slipper that blows Cinderella out of the water! It’s simply a felt pocket covering that slips over the base of the wine glass. But it does double duty as a coaster AND a wine charm. You protect your table and your guests can identify their glasses! And what better wine glass charm than a lucky four-leaf clover? Continue reading
With St. Patricks’ Day approaching, I don’t need an excuse to make a green crochet lampshade. Green is my favourite colour and a wonderful accent colour any time of year! It’s the colour I look most forward to seeing in the Spring. Ah, Spring! Where are you? Continue reading
We’re so excited to share this exciting news; our first Crochet for a Cure eBook! Actually our first eBook ever. Continue reading
Our Grinch phone case is the second in our series of Christmas phone cases! How the Grinch That Stole Christmas is such a heartwarming story, so that’s the character that inspired our second holiday crochet phone case. The happier, friendlier guy who hadn’t stopped Christmas from coming. The fellow who realizes “maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas … perhaps … means a little bit more!” Continue reading
Our crochet phone pouch features a fun loopy texture to protect your cell phone during the holiday season! Continue reading
Macrame has sure come a long way since the 70’s but a crochet wall hanging pattern has always been more my jam! However, now you can have the best of both worlds with our ‘Mock-Rame’ diamond design! Continue reading
In a myriad of Easter bunny ideas this time of year, icord crochet is a fun one to try! And just like real bunnies, our Easter bunnies seem to be multiplying exponentially 🙂 Today we have not one, but two adorable bunny ideas for you! But they don’t have to be just for Easter! For instance, they’d be great to make to adorn a nursery or create one as a gift. Continue reading
We’re popping into your inbox today to bring you these upcycling ideas and more. These are some of our favourite picks of the nest from this year. Continue reading
This DIY dream catcher is 50 years in the making! That’s how long I’ve been holding onto these vintage beads! Every piece of this dream catcher has a backstory, but those beads hold a special place in my heart.
If you’ve never made a dream catcher before, like me, start by trying out this 9″ mini dream catcher / beaded wall hanging. Continue reading
The crochet coral reef exhibit has finally come to Ontario and I’m excited to have an opportunity to be a coral reef contributor with my own artistic interpretation of a coral reef (I’m one of 20,000 participants who have contributed to creating crochet reefs around the world). Continue reading
Today I’m showing you how to make a pillow insert by using an IKEA FJÄDRAR
inner cushion. But wait; it’s already a throw pillow insert, so what’s the deal?! Well, we’re going to customize the size! Continue reading
I’m dabbling with needle felting again with this needle felted duck. Hey! Got any grapes? Let’s see a show of hands for those of you who know the duck song? Don’t know it? Watch the quick video below and you’ll get the inspiration behind this adorable needle felted duck!
Before completing this adorable needle felted VW Beetle, I made this needle felted duck for my husband as a gift and it was huge hit (he might have mentioned it was the best gift ever)! As long as I’ve known him, Hubs always told the duck joke (the Duck Story is actually based on the joke). This project just brought it to life; complete with grapes! Continue reading
Spring brings new life and with it fresh possibilities. I think that’s what the Kayla crochet pillow cover embraces!
This past month has been an emotional roller coaster for us because both our moms passed away from Alzheimer’s. While my mom was in palliative care, delving into learning Tunisian crochet helped focus my sadness into positive energy. Working away on the design of the Kayla pillow, I would sit by mom and crochet while keeping her company.
Kayla Pillow – Crochet for a Cure
Mom taught me how to crochet when I was six. She instilled in me a love of everything DIY and craft. So it’s come full circle: we’re donating 100% of all pattern sales to benefit Alzheimers in memory of our moms!
Watch this brief intro to see what our passion project is all about:
Birdz of a Feather has upcycled some pretty interesting pieces with these unique stencil ideas. With a fresh new year, we’d like to inspire you with 10 of our favourite stencilled upcycles by showing you the befores and afters. Then we’ll throw in a few stencilling tips along the way for good measure. After all, this is a DIY blog! If you miss the link to the project, just click on any of the ‘after’ pictures for the full tutorial.
There’s a lot of projects to view in just one sitting, so bookmark this page and fly in again see them all!