CRAFTS, fibre crafts, FREEBIES

Crochet Cushion Cover Tutorial

While I learned to crochet as a child, I only learned how to read a crochet pattern this past year. I used to just make up my own designs, with no way of keeping track of how I did it. But last year my mum asked for a Magikarp Hat so I had to teach myself to read a pattern. And then I went on a crochet binge. I was hooked. (Haha, get it?)

Additionally, last year we received a new chair for our living room and I thought it needed a cute cushion to go with the grey and yellow theme of the space. So why not make one myself? I kept it very simple so that I could finish it quickly—of course, I got distracted with other things and it took me 4 months to finish it, but it didn’t actually take much time working on it.

It’s also easy to adapt this “pattern” with different sizes of yarn and needles, and you don’t have to make a cushion cover. You could easily make a blanket or anything else made up of small squares.

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CRAFTS, FREEBIES, papercrafts

Printable Stationery

Just a quick post today so I could share these printable stationery designs that I made a while back. (You may recognize them from an earlier version of this blog.) I figure some of you probably have made goals/resolutions/intentions for the new year that involve keeping in touch with people or starting a pen pal friendship–I know I do most years–so these might come in handy. And they are FREE, as the image above suggests. Just keep reading below the cut for the link to download them!

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ARTS, CRAFTS, PLANS

What to Do When You Have No Idea What to Do

What to Do When You Have No Idea What to Do

I tend to get bored. A lot. And when I get bored, I have a hard time thinking of things to do. Nothing I can come up with sounds interesting enough, or I have too many ideas and I don’t know which one to choose. Sometimes I get bored because I’m tired or feeling anxious, and sometimes I get bored because I am too inspired or motivated to narrow down my options. So I made myself a little list of things I could do, depending on my mood.

I’m sharing my list with you, in case you find any of these ideas helpful, but of course I encourage you to make your own list specific to your moods and interests.

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