In Crafting There Are No Mistakes, Just Unique Creations

By Jodie- Editor Crafty Like Granny | December 10, 2018

On My Needles I have found some knitting inspiration this week. My needles are still empty, but this shawl is something I dream about making.   The Forest Grove Shawl by Mara Catherine Bryner (Orange Knits) is stunning. I came across this design when reading Jamie’s post on Knitsophy Designs. The center reminds me of…

Thinking about bringing in the New Year, I am excited by the possibilities of 2019. Guests will be so impressed by your own efforts if you manage to create any of these New Year Eve Crafts. I know Christmas is only weeks away and that in itself is exciting!! I hope you are looking forward New Year’s Eve and to a thoroughly inspirational and creative 2019!! Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #newyears #newyearseve #diycrafts

Celebrate With Crafting To Bring In The New Year!

By Jodie- Editor Crafty Like Granny | December 3, 2018

On My Needles Having finished my Honey Cowl, there is nothing on my needles at the moment. I will be sure to share my next knitting project with you when I decide what I will make 🙂 If you have a work in progress, I’d love to see a pic. My eldest has been busy…

The days and weeks ahead may get just a little hectic with celebrations. Taking sneaky moments of knitting helps keep me a little calmer :) The rhythm of the needles is indeed like soft music playing. Hoping that whilst you craft in the coming weeks, music plays to you too. Here’s what we’ve found for you this week to inspire your crafting ventures. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #knittingpatterns #knittinginspiration

Rhythm of Knitting Needles Music for the Soul

By Jodie- Editor Crafty Like Granny | November 26, 2018

On My Needles I finished the Honey Cowl made from Angora Wool and it is super snugly and soft. It is shedding, so that it not so great 🙁 When I wear it, the turquoise fibers get stuck to whatever else I am wearing. I searched in Ravelry to find out if there are any…

To Shop Or Not To Shop What A Silly Question

Black Friday Craft Sales & Cyber Monday Crafty Deals – The Ultimate Guide On What Not To Miss In 2018

By Jodie- Editor Crafty Like Granny | November 21, 2018

It’s nearly that time again… To help you get into the spirit of the upcoming holiday, we’ve shared some fabulous Thanksgiving craft ideas. Thanksgiving will soon be upon us and no doubt you are busy getting organized for the celebration. Something else that may be on your mind is the sales following Thanksgiving! Black Friday…

The Christmas Craft Inspiration shared this week include some lovely ideas to try It’s so easy to get flustered and bothered with preparations for Christmas and gift giving. As a maker taking the time to create those handmade Christmas gifts is something you love to do. Doing craft allows you to just relax and enjoy the making. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #christmascrafts #christmas #craft #diy

Christmas Craft Inspiration Be Merry

By Jodie- Editor Crafty Like Granny | November 18, 2018

On My Needles The yarn I am working with is 100% Spanish Angora goat yarn. Super soft and dare I say it, hairy 🙂 There is some shedding going on as I knit. The pattern is the Honey Cowl by Antonia Shankland/Madeline Tosh I have used this pattern before and it is very easy to…

Be Kind Be Thoughtful Thanksgiving Crafts

Thanksgiving Crafts | Celebrate and Be Thankful

By Jodie- Editor Crafty Like Granny | November 3, 2018

On My Needles I stayed up late one night this week and finished knitting the Ridged Shawl by Vanessa Ewing (Plymouth Yarns) After blocking, I realized that the edges were not as straight as I thought they would be. I have learned from other lovely knitters that I didn’t pick up enough stitches on one…

Thinking about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, I was reminded that being thankful, is something to practice everyday. It’s wonderful to celebrate special times with family and friends. Halloween is now also so close ?? Thanksgiving does encourage us to be mindful and give thanks for what we have. I ask you whilst reading this to take a moment to give thanks for something in your life. This week it’s all about Thanksgiving ideas and I’ve found some fabulous projects to share with you. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com

Give Thanks Everyday | Inspirational Craft For Thanksgiving

By Jodie- Editor Crafty Like Granny | October 22, 2018

On My Needles My shawl is coming on with only sneaky moments of knitting this week. I blocked the scarf I finished for my daughter and was pleased the knitted lace fabric became softer. Fortunately, my daughter loves it, and the scarf has another special purpose – A blanket for her Monchichi doll 🙂  …

The times I have been knitting lately made me think of this quote. I’ve shared articles on the health benefits of knitting and how some people find knitting is their meditation. I can get to a place of stillness and sanctuary in my mind when I knit. It’s a wonderful space. How about you? Do you find knitting is your quiet time?Here is the crafty goodness for this week… Enjoy! Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #dinosaurcrafts #knitting #crochet #sewing

Within You There Is A Stillness and A Sanctuary

By Jodie- Editor Crafty Like Granny | October 16, 2018

On My Needles My Ridged Shawl is coming along, and I have enjoyed seeing the colors change. As the repeating lace pattern is easy, I am finding that my knitting is getting a little quicker. I am a little concerned about when the pattern asks for me to pick up stitches for the edge that…

Only 3 more weeks until Halloween!! Still plenty of time to get busy with crafting. This week we’ve found the Top 10 Best Halloween Crafts For Kids. Decorate your home with handmade Halloween themed craft by by the little ones in your life. We know that Halloween is fun for the whole family! Please share. Sign up to our craft inspiration roundup newsletter and make Mondays more manageable. Fabulous Crafty ideas and projects delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #halloweencraftforkids #halloweencrafts #kidscraft

Halloween Is On Its Way! | Top 10 Halloween Crafts For Kids

By Jodie- Editor Crafty Like Granny | October 8, 2018

On My Needles This week I planned to sew in the ends of my daughter’s scarf. Then I found a Yarn shop close to where I am living. Of course, this meant I could start a new project! Yippee!   I bought Katia Merino Baby Plus yarn, it is so soft, and I love the…

This week it’s all about inspiration for your creative space. I was encouraged to write about this topic having seen Jennifer McGuire’s introduction video. Her craft room and craft table are spectacular!! And suddenly after some considerable amount of time searching online, I found all these amazing creative spaces for crafters. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #crafttable #craftroom #craft #DIY

Success Is Liking Yourself, Liking What You Do, And Liking How You Do It

By Jodie- Editor Crafty Like Granny | October 1, 2018

On My Needles I finally finished knitting my daughter’s scarf! I’m hoping that it will be softer after washing it by hand. (Not in the washing machine! Like last time. Oops.) When it’s wet, I will block it. For those of you who have joined me for the first time, the knit stitch is Crest…