Which Stitch Markers Are Best

When I first took up crochet I didn't have any stitch markers, I didn't even know stitch markers existed. It wasn't long before I knew about them and I learnt the value of using stitch markers, aka stitch savers. That first frustrating experience of when a project accidentally unravels because there's nothing holding onto the stitch to stop it coming undone or your crochet circle grows in ways it isn't supposed to and the worth of this tiny tool became obvious very quickly. But there are so many styles of stitch marker to choose from, locking, circle, coil-less, plastic, safety pins, thread, 3D printed... does it really make a difference which one you use? Is it just how pretty they are? I walk you through a dozen different stitch markers from items you have lying around your home to the fancy artisan styles. I share with you what features to look for and those that don't really hold up to the task.

36 Earth Day Ideas

April 22nd is Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day

This is the day to do something thoughtful for the planet above and beyond what you might do every day. Here are 36 great project ideas to inspire you! 


Scroll to the bottom for the Earth Day Link-up for even more great ideas!


Get Gardening this Earth Day









Decorate your home with your own DIY project for Earth Day







Upcycle and create something new from old this Earth Day


Renew those old items and give them more years of usefulness this Earth Day





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  1. Totally awesome round up of crafts and thanks so much for featuring us too! I love this, pinned and will be attempting a few of these! Thanks!!

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    1. Glad to hear you've found some inspiration!

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  2. Great selection Stella.Thank you for the feature, and for these great ideas. It's always good to have inspiration and be mindful of the planet.

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    1. I'm glad you liked them ;o) They are all from our #2uesTuesday Link up party.

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  3. Looking at your awesome round-up, Stella, Earth Day can be celebrated everyday!What a lovely variety of green projects! Thanks for featuring my coiled basket among them!

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    1. I love your basket! I'm wondering if it could be given a clear coat?

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  4. Stella, thanks so much for including my bird feeder in your Earth Day round up!!

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    1. We're big fans of birds here, and a pretty feeder like yours is always great to see.

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  5. Thank-you so much for the feature of using plastic to practice quilt motifs. You and you Linkers have a lot of awesome ideas here. Thanks for getting them together for us.

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    1. That is such an awesome idea and useful far beyond quilting. I think I'll be using it myself.

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  6. Thank you so much for featuring my highchair!! This is such a great round up!! I love how you categorized everything. I also just added my jewelry organizer and desk organizer to the link up as they are repurposed items :) Happy Earth Day!

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    1. Thanks for linking up Anika - I'll have to go and check out your organisers, I'm always looking for new inspiration.

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  7. Wow, no end of r,r,r and upcycle ideas!!

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    1. Just goes to show how boring new stuff is right?

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  8. I love upcycling =) I have a stack of coffee cup sleeves that were supposed to get upcycled in time for Earth Day but alas the creative juices were not flowing. Great collection you gathered!

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    1. Now that sounds really interesting, I can't wait to see what you do with them.

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  9. Thanks so much for inviting me to your party. I linked up a few posts, I hope that was ok!!!! Super projects here!!! Christine from Little Brags

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing my Repurposed Tool Box Flower Planter! Gorgeous collection, and can't wait to check out a few of these ideas :)

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  11. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing my seed bomb wedding favors in your Earth Day round up. I'm honored to be featured with such great projects.

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  12. I love this roundup! There are some really creative ideas here. Thanks so much for including my post on recyclable home decor!

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  13. Thank you for sharing my batik top. This is a great round up for Earth Day!

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  14. Stella, there are great ideas here, I am a recycling fan so I will try some. Thank you so much for featuring my chalkboard!

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  15. Impressive earth day ideas! Thanks for sharing these ideas here. We attended great earth day events at a party venue Houston. These events were quite enjoyable and informative. Would like to attend similar events again!

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