DIY: Customise Glass Jars

I guess it’s confession time again… Hi, I’m Rebeca and I never throw glass jars or tins away … they are hidden in a box in one of my kitchen cupboards. I know it might sound odd, but I feel they have endless possibilities and I don’t want to risk coming up with a great to-do idea and not having any handy.

Last weekend I was kind of possessed by a sudden creative urge and decided to play around with a few jars. (BTW – the flat was a complete mess by Monday… I was so ashamed I decided against taking a pic to share with you – it could be used against me by David in the future!). Continue reading

DIY: Crochet Stitch Markers

If you’ve read my previous posts about my amugurumi bear and lamb, you’ll know that I was using a contrasting piece of thread as a stitch marker. I didn’t want to buy the first I bumped into and couldn’t seem to find any to fall in love with. It wasn’t until the Knitting and Stitching Show that I saw ones I really loved… but they were knitting ones! They looked very much like the ones I made for this DIY tutorial, but instead of clasps they just had rings.

I was so thrilled when I found these charms at another stand… that I decided to make my own crochet stitch markers 🙂 It’s super quick and easy… and they make a lovely gift for a crocheter!

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Tutorial – Crochet Candle Holder

I made this crochet candle holder a while back and even took pictures along the way. But I never got round to sharing it.

This is the sort of quick and easy project that I love to embark on when  I need a rush of positive energy. It is so rewarding to create something cute and homely and finish it in such a short time. Since I started doing these I’ve been putting glass jars away in a cupboard so I can have a blast whenever I need it. Continue reading