• What’s Happening Wednesday: Black Cat Cross-Stitch

    June 14, 2017

    I have been cross-stitching since I was a little girl and I had never heard of a stitch minder until last year when a friend of mine showed me one she had made. What makes a stitch minder special is the magnet on the back. It keeps the needle in place. I just always stuck…

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  • Tutorial: Crochet Hook Size Stitch Markers

    June 12, 2017

    According to my crafty poll on my blog sidebar, so far, tutorials/patterns, yarn palette posts, and product/book reviews are the top three choices for blog content. I’m a bit surprised at the product/book reviews since I really haven’t done much of that in the past. I’ve done a book review here and there but never…

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  • Flashback Friday: Felt Heart Shaped Cookies

    June 9, 2017

    Here is a little Flashback Friday for y’all. I can’t believe it has been 5 years since this little pattern was published. Pretty crazy! This felt heart cookie set was one of my best sellers in my original Etsy shop, Crafts by Alice. The shop was centered around Alice in Wonderland so I made these…

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  • Where to Find Industrial Farmhouse Decor on a Budget

    June 6, 2017

    I really love the look of industrial farmhouse but a lot of it doesn’t fall wintin my budget. Then I found out that Kirklands started a new line of farmhouse decor, The Gathering Place Collection. As stated on the Kirklnds website, Kirkland’s Gathering Place Collection brings modern farmhouse decor to you in a fresh, stylish…

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  • Yarn Palette | Charmed Flora

    June 5, 2017

    ~ This post contains affiliate links ~ This month’s yarn palette is from Design Seeds and is perfect for June wedding bouquets. Pistache: I Love This Yarn! Light Sage: Red Heart Super Saver Honey: Vanna’s Choice Magenta: Bernat Super Value Rose: Vanna’s Choice Pale Plum: Red Heart Super Saver I used acrylic weight 4 (worsted)…

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  • Spending DIet Challenge

    May 31, 2017

    So a few months ago, in March, I attempted a no spend month. Let’s just say it didn’t go very well. The main reason was Drusilla was so very sick. I basically quit trying because I was spending money like crazy to help keep her comfortable and keep me sane. And then at the end…

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  • What’s Happening Wednesday: Crochet Kiwi Potholder

    May 30, 2017

    (Posting a day early this week) As I was organizing my kitchen this past weekend I came across my little kiwi potholder that I made last year. I love this pattern. It is one of my favorite potholders that I’ve crocheted, and as someone who has issues with crocheting in the round I was very…

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  • Galvanized Metal Decor: Under $50

    May 26, 2017

    I have been slowly redecorating my house in a farmhouse look. One thing I’ve discovered is farmhouse decor is not cheap, especially anything galvanized. What makes a galvanizes item so special? Well, according to Wikipedia, the process of galvanizing an item is, “applying a protective zinc coating to steel or iron, to prevent rusting. The…

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  • 15 Free Crochet Watermelon Patterns

    May 23, 2017

    With Memorial Day just a few days away it is time to start preparing for the dog days of summer. It gets super hot down here in the South, and one way to beat the heat is with a cool slice of watermelon. I’ve compiled 15 super cute and totally FREE crochet watermelon patterns to…

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  • Summer Concert Style: Guns N Roses

    May 19, 2017

    Summer is almost here and that means hotter days, BBQs, and summer concerts! Last year I was fortunate to see some awesome live outdoor concerts, including Pat Benatar, Rick Springfield, Night Ranger, and Melissa Etheridge. Even though I am tightening my purse strings this year I’m hoping to be able to take in a summer…

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