Soon after returning from Italy, I began to notice "yarn cakes" everywhere. Honestly, I felt like they were calling to me to make something. I just loved the blocks of bright colors and how they melted into each other. Before I knew it, I bought 3 without the faintest idea of what I would make. Then, I saw the perfect stitch on Pinterest and a scarf was born. Since I didn't come up with this stitch I'll tell you how I constructed the scarf but refer you to the original stitch over at MyPicot (which is perhaps the best site for discovering crochet stitches).
I made this dress over three years ago for my daughter. Like usual, I couldn't decide on a pattern, so I took the challenge of adapting one to fit what I wanted. This post is more of a guideline of what I did than an actual pattern, mostly because I didn't write out how I made this dress. It was a bit complicated, however, the results were totally worth it!
Back when I was trying to lose the baby weight from my first kid, I came across this recipe over at Skinny Kitchen and it is one that I keep going back to. This Pad Thai is the ideal dinner for summer because it is so light and tastes so fresh and bright. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
I'm sad to say that this is a dress I made so long ago, it no longer fits my oldest daughter. Fortunately, I did take some process photos so I will give you as much direction as I remember. In any case, I loved it and I hope you will too.
This is a recipe I first made a few years back, which quickly became a favorite. These are dangerously delicious and it is impossible to have just one. It's the classic Rice Krispie Treat, but sub the Rice Krispies for Cinnamon Toast Crunch/Cinnamon Toasters and throw in some chocolate. Seriously. Only make these if you have others to give them to because it's very possible to eat the whole pan... not that I ever have.... wink wink...
I made this little set a few years ago. It is so adorable, I thought I would give a shout out and share some links. For the yarn, I used Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton! in white. The Little White Dress was designed by SarahSweethearts and is only available in video format by Knit and Crochet Daily. As you may have guessed, it involves shells, so if you are still learning, you might want to practice a bit, but it is a good project for nailing down how shells work. I picked the Simply Cute Booties to go with this dress as they have a little shell detail on the top. They were designed by Mon Petit Violon. The best part about both of these patterns is that they are FREE!!!!!
Hey there! It's been a while... I know. For about 2 years, I was very diligent about posting at least twice a week, then, about 3 years ago, I got pregnant with my second child and suddenly all motivation (including for crafting) went out the window. Then, about 9 months after my daughter was born, we moved abroad to live in Rome, Italy. So, basically, life got in the way until two months ago, when we moved back to the US. I'm sorry for the neglect. However, I am back now and plan to post again. I'm not sure I will be able to get back to twice a week, but I will do my best! To start things off, although this isn't a travel blog, I will share a few photos from our adventures.
This soup is perfect for the fall and winter. It is full of love in the form of creamy, cheesy, bacony enveloped potatoes. Bring on the cold weather and winter fun!
This post is a shout out for the Bobble Sheep Pillow by The Purl Bee. If you are not familiar with The Purl Bee by Purl Soho, go check it out! They have some really great free patterns as well as product. Anyway, my sister asked me to make this little guy about a year ago and I was so delighted with the pattern I felt it needed to be shared. Below are pics of my finished product.
As I have mentioned numerous times before, I love fabric remnant bins. Those half priced, less than a yard pieces are all you need to make some adorable clothes for babies and toddlers, not to mention various other things. Anyway, some time ago, I found an adorable broken chevron print that, quite honestly, reminded me of a little boy button up shirt from the 80's. I had to buy it and make a dress for my daughter. Below is the outcome.
Hey there! I'm Kristin, aka Kit. Here is just a peek into my crafting mind. I hope you find something to spur your creativity!