Recycled Crochet Caddies

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I have been making these lovely crochet caddies inspired by Zhaya Designs Amigurumis.

I love making these dolls and I have been using them as a way to recycle empty water bottles, and empty cardboard cereal boxes. I use the bottle, cut in half for the bottom of the doll and I put a rock into the bottom to give it weight. Then I place a cardboard disk on top of the cut bottle so that I don’t need to stuff the bottle and then I stuff the torso and head with teddy stuffing. The arms are also stuffed with teddy stuffing. This is the way I reduce plastic and card being thrown into the bin and I also cut cost with using less teddy stuffing.

And to top it all, I get therapy from the crocheting.

 

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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.

 

Roses

These roses are so lovely! The colours are amazing. Who would’ve thought that flowers can have such sharp thorns and yet look so delicate and beautiful?

These flowers were made like this by God for a reason. Why they have the sharp and painful with the bright happy colours, only God will know.

We are blessed to have such beauty to enjoy and treasure. Life is hard and painful at times, but there is always something positive amongst it all.