Crochet Jar Cover III: Lattice Effect

If you have been wondering what happened to the last in my series of jar candle covers, the wait is over!  This would have been up sooner, but I thought it was worth interrupting the series for last week’s post on chocolate brownie cake… This variation on a jar cover is a lot more open…

How to make Jar Candles

I have been so excited working on this project!  Mostly because it involves several of my favourite things; candles, crochet, and pretty buttons. These candles are made using some jars I had lying around after my big jam session a few weeks ago.  As you know, I hate waste, and why waste a good jar…

Butterflies, hearts, and bracelets

I’m a lucky girl – this week I got to kick my heels up at two different birthday celebrations. Two cards and two presents were needed, so I had fun rustling up these gifts. (You can find the pattern for my water lily here and for my shells and lace crochet jar cover here) I…

Heart Strings

How cute are these little hearts? These heart strings are quick to make and can be used for lots of craft projects.  Mini garlands, gift wrapping, bracelets and even as a fancy edging.  I tied some round a jar candle as an easy alternative to making a jar cover! The best bit is it is…

2013: Your Projects

Christmas letters come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.  Some are funny, some are long winded, some contain lists of achievements that make you wonder if anyone in that family knows how to have fun.  I’ve never written one, because I’m fairly certain it wouldn’t fall into the “funny” category, and as I’m no…

Rainbow Tomato and Chilli Chutney

I was pleasantly surprised on our return from two weeks away to discover that my tomato plants had survived fairly well intact.  There was 1.5 kilos of tomatoes waiting to be picked! (in fact they are still producing even though it’s nearly November!) We eat a lot of cherry tomatoes because they are convenient for…

Apricot and Vanilla Jam

I was really hoping to have my latest crochet project ready to share with you this week.  However, I’m only half way through.  Funny how some projects seem to progress slower than expected! Last year we had a great time at our local pick your own.  We haven’t made it so far this year –…

Lacy Candle Holders

When I was rooting around looking for jars to refill the other day (see my Teacup Candles post) I discovered I had saved a few more than I had wax to fill.  I had recently been given a whole bag of old lace curtains so wondered if there was a crafty way to make these…