Polymer pretties

Today I tried working with polymer clay, and I was pleasantly surprised. It’s very nice and easy to work with this clay and the colors are great! Here is what I’ve made so far, and when I have quite a bit made then I’ll bake them all together. 😀

Here are my first attempts.

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Crochet Granny Caddy

Hello everyone

I would love to show you all my latest project. This is a crochet granny caddy I made. Here is the link to the pattern: https://www.zhaya.de/downloads/craftergranny_EN.pdf

I was not able to understand the way I was to make the apron, so I did my own thing. But you might not have any problem with it like I did.

GO ahead and make this wonderful project. I am so glad I made them, in fact I am making a 3rd one.

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Do you…?

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Hello to all my readers.

I am very bad at keeping up with the posting of pages. I have never been good at that. I am terrible with corresponding and that goes for emails to friends, letters, and answering messages on my phone.

Today I wanted to share with you a Facebook group I have started that allows all types of people to join who do any type of handcraft. There is no limit to who can join and there is no catch.

All of those who knit, crochet, sew, paint, do carpentry, beading, decoupage, and/or draw can join. There are so many other handcrafts that I have not listed who may join too. I wanted to get away from the ‘knitters only’ or ‘crocheter only’ groups. It is time that all crafts mix.

Come join us, we need you.

Link: www.facebook.com/groups/thecrafterspagegroup

I hope you will join.

Thank you all.

Coconut oil Benefits

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I wanted to write a post on something different today, something that is not craft related in anyway. 

So my subject is on a healthy food item – coconut oil.

Why is coconut oil so healthy? Well this oil contains saturated fats which is beneficial with boosting your brain with quick energy. It is also beneficial for raising the good HDL cholesterol in the blood and this lowers your risk of heart disease. The saturated fats also helps boost the body with burning fat.

Coconut oil has so many health benefits. 

The fats provided by coconut oil go to the liver and they are used a energy source or turned into ketones. These ketones are beneficial for the brain. There are studies trying to prove that coconut oil can be a treatment for epilepsy and Alzheimer’s

Coconut oil can help with weight-loss as it reduces your hunger pangs. It also helps with fighting bacterial (e.g. Staphylococcus aureus), viral, yeast ( e.g.Candida albicans) and fungal infections when digested. 

And coconut oil has many benefits for the skin, hair and teeth. 

Coconut oil can be bought anywhere, almost all stores stock this amazing oil. I buy mine from a health store as it stocks it in 1kg tubs. I use this oil all the time and buying larger quantities have worked out cheaper for me. I have used coconut oil as a toothpaste for more than a year and I have noticed a few changes in my mouth. Firstly, my teeth don’t get a build-up of plaque as quickly as they did when I used shop bought toothpaste. Another thing I noticed is that my root canal tooth is not sensitive to temperature anymore. And I can make any flavour of toothpaste that tickles my fancy. And I have also found the oil to help my dry lips and the surrounding skin (I ride a motorcycle and the wind tends to dry out my lips and surrounding skin). The excess oil that runs down my toothbrush, runs onto my hand and this has kept my hands nicely nourished. 

The Knitted Dolls

I love these knitted dolls!! The patterns were written by Jean Greenhowe. I have 2 of her books which I bought from a secondhand store and after making the same dolls a few times, I decided to go online and see if I could buy a few more of these lovely knitted creation books. What I found out about this pattern author, is that she has retired and that her books are no longer in publication. So there is limited copies to purchase and over time they all will become collector’s items.

I am really having fun with making these and they are a selling hit!!!

If you are interested in knowing more about the books, drop me a message.

Mug Cozies

Are you not tired of your cup of hot beverage cooling down too quickly? Well, I am tired of that happening to my cup of goodness. So I thought about it and realized teapots have cozies for that very problem, why not make a cozy for my cup?

Here is a pattern I wrote up and I have been making these and selling them faster than I can make them. Hope you like the pattern. (I don’t usually write up patterns for others to use. So I hope you can understand the instructions.)

Basic Mug Cozy

Hook: 3.5mm

Wool: suitable for the hook

 

Pattern:

Ch46 sts.

In second ch from hook, hdc, and in remaining chs, hdc.

Ch2, Hdc across all sts for 12 rows.

13th Row: ch 17, hdc across.

Finish off.

I used the basic cozy and added different finishes to the basic base.

 

Me and My colours

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I love colours. They are everywhere. I can’t imagine a world without colour. 

Flowers, fabrics, cars and so much more.

Though there are so many colours, not every living organism can see the colours. Colour blind persons are limited to how their eyes perceive colour. Bees and other insects can’t see colour like we do.

Blue

My favourite colour is blue. Why blue? Here is why… I find it a calming colour. It reminds me of the ocean, sky and pools.

Blue is associated with depth and stability. It is a colour that symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Blue has medical benefits for the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. In heraldry, blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity. Avoid using blue when cooking or on food displays as it suppresses appetite. 

Another colour I like is purple

Here is why:

Purple

The colour purple makes me feel creative with a hint of mystery. I find that it mixes well with blue as it carries my cool, calm and relaxed theme.

Purple has been associated with royalty as it symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, ambition, wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic.

Purple can evoke feelings of romance, gloom and sad feelings. For some people it can cause them to become frustrated.

 

It is not a colour for everyone, but for me it is a perfect colour.

 

What are your favourite colours? You can have more than 1 – I know it is hard to decide as you have such a large selection to choose from. But comment below with yours, I am interested to find out who shares similar colours to me.

 

YouTube Time

I have a YouTube channel! I have posted crochet tutorials for left-handed crocheters. Come and have a look and let me know how you found them. Where they easy to follow? Where you able to understand what I was trying to explain and show? What other stitches would you like to learn? I am open to suggestions.

Enjoy!!!!!

My YouTube Channel

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Thank you all.