Welcome! Our new crochet newsletter has lots of goodies including a poem riddle, abracadabra time, a free pattern (which was previously available), masquerade time - see if you can figure out which pattern I'm describing, and so much more. We have lots of tips for creating a low-cost holiday and that's not all, we also have more suggestions for keeping the holiday simple and fun. But don't forget to check out our newest patterns and top sellers too! Happy Holidays!
Thanksgiving and Christmas - time honored traditions!
With Thanksgiving around the corner, everyone is gearing up for family celebrations and feasting. It's a time of year we stop in the midst of the chaos called life and reflect on the many blessings we share.
Gratitude turns what we have into enough. Jesus thanked God for the two loaves and five fish… and there was more than enough to go around.
Planning a festive home and gift giving doesn't always mean you need a large budget; just a little creativity. Below are several ways to decorate with little money involved or ideas for gift giving!
Fill a glass bowl with Christmas ornaments for a centerpiece
Fill a glass bowl with pinecones
A small strand of lights can be added to either of the above
Save those Christmas cards - they're beautiful displayed throughout the house
Leftover Christmas yarn works perfectly for trimming gifts.
A bowl of fresh fruit is always a nice touch
Branches trimmed from the bottom of your tree can be used throughout the house
Homemade gifts speak from the heart and are less expensive than store bought ones
Trim gifts with crocheted Christmas fridgies that become part of the gift
Decorate a wreath with crochet Christmas fridgies
A crochet gift set such as our Mom's Pineapple is perfect for gift giving
Designed by Betty Stevens our beautiful snowflake doily or suncatcher brings Christmas cheer to your holidays. Crochet a set to match for your holiday decorating needs; they also make the perfect gift set too! Worked in #10 thread, it measures 10-inches dia.
Designed by Betty Stevens these adorable crochet penguin potholders are a must for your holiday gathering. They're perfect for winter and all year long for animal/penguin lovers! Boasting cute winter scarves, they'll have heads turning for celebration after celebration. Worked in cotton yarn, measures 7-in T.
Crochet a beautiful poinsettia doily embellished with a clear crystal brad at the center. Lush red and green petals of the poinsettia fall out and set the center stage to snowflake like points. Worked in size 10 thread, it measures 11 1/2-in dia.
I like thinking outside the box, coupled with inspirational ideas and items that can be used for multiple purposes, is a winner in my book.
For the holidays, why not bake cookies and keep in a covered cake stand for guests that drop by. It adds warmth to your home, and a special welcome many guests might not expect, especially when dropping by unexpectedly.
Crochet garlands can be used instead of ribbon for gift wrapping.
A quick last minute dessert is to serve vanilla ice cream with a bit of crème de menthe poured over the top. Add a peppermint candy and serve in margarita glasses for a special touch.
Our hanging hook caddy can be used in the kitchen or by the door to hold odds and ends at your disposal.
Glue sticks are the perfect way to wrap gifts. Just apply the glue where needed and finish wrapping - no tape showing and it's quick and easy to use!
Store bought cookie dough can be shaped into bells, oblong ornaments or even basic Christmas tree shapes by simply letting the dough warm up a bit, shape the tube, refrigerate to firm up and then slice and bake. No need for rolling out sugar cookies that take a great deal of time.
Our Good Ol St. Nick is also good for holding holiday guest towels to sparkling cider!
A crocheted broom cover easily creates a wine bottle cape for gift giving with a dual purpose!
Work up yarn Christmas fridgies in thread and viola, you have holiday pins to wear or give away, or include in gift baskets, or to hand out to friends who drop by... or, or, or...
Our versatile crochet butterfly doily boasts 6 butterflies surrounded by petite pineapples and embellished with flowers set atop green stems! Versatile in that you can create just the butterfly candle ring, the doily center can be worked as a coaster or jar topper. Or create the candle doily and omit the doily center, or...It's like having 4 patterns in 1! Worked in #10 thread, it measures 13 1/2-inches dia.
Top your tree or mantel with this gorgeous crochet pineapple angel. Trimmed with a full pineapple skirt, matching wings, and capelet trimmed with pearls; she's our best angel yet! Made with #10 cotton thread she measures 11" tall.
I love it when you can take a project and create a whole new use for it - or a dual purpose. What can you come up?
Snowflakes can also be joined at the tips for a fun and funky Christmas scarf! Join two tips to the preceding snowflake as you finish the second snowflake. Continue joining snowflakes, joining two tips to the opposite side of the preceding snowflake joining. If you want a thicker scarf, use white baby yarn with a nice sheen to it.