Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Crochet Giant Doughnut Floor Pouf

It's rare that I see something I want to make and then get started on it immediately, but that was totally the case with this Giant Donut Floor Pouf.

I spotted the Giant Donut Floor Pouf on both designer Twinkie Chan's Instagram account, as well as on Lion Brand's page. I showed it to Alex, and we both agreed that our living room needed it. Bad.




Thursday, August 4, 2016

What My Crafty Friends Made Me For My Wedding

Having crafty, creative friends is rewarding in so many ways. They're always up for a craft night, they can help you with project troubleshooting, and when you get married, they make you super awesome gifts.

Alex and I eloped, so there was no formal celebration. As a gift, my sweet crafty friends took turns stitching on this fabric to create a collaboration that makes me want to both laugh and cry at the same time.


Each person contributed something to the hoop. It was fun to try to figure out who contributed what. Sally, for example, is a pom pom fanatic, so I immediately knew the two pom poms were her creations. (She added the "yarn floozie" button, too.) Sonali is constantly beading, so she added the little cluster of beads near the top. Krista stitched the cute little rhino and added other cool fabrics. Erica added fun embellishments like the rickrack, while Tara stitched the glitter hearts. Liz added the embroidered flowers and red French knots, and Stephanie painted the hoop, plus added the purple crochet flower with the Paul McCartney button on it. 

What can I say? My friends know what I like.