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.

Declutter by Upcycling

Upcycling - Make Stuff Useful Again!

Upcycling can be a great way to declutter. Transforming old things into useful items, gets stuff out of storage  and back in use. 



Having just decluttered a lot of old t-shirts you just knew there would be t-shirt yarn upcycle projects coming didn't you?




Last week I started this bath mat upcycle project from t-shirt yarn, so this week I thought I would share with you how I made it and how it turned out.


I've got my decluttering momentum back but woke up today with the nasty 24 hour thing that hubby had yesterday. So even though I wanted to declutter I couldn't. What to do? A T-shirt upcycle project of course.




Decluttering the sewing room was great! Except now I can't find my zipper.

Christmas Past Just before Christmas 2012 I decided it was time to get to know my sewing machine's embroidery stitches.




When I saw the Dog Rope Toy Tutorial on Shelby Clarke Blog I just had to make it for Geri The Wonder Dog.


Christmas garlands are the perfect fabric scrap busting project when you have more scraps then you know what to do with and can't bear to simply throw them out.