Spring is in the air! Spring is such a lovely season, we say goodbye to those freezing days and look forward to more sun and warmth! For this weeks Top 10 In Craft, It’s all about Easter Crafts. The crafty ideas are such fun, there is something for everyone. There’s lots of variety to keep
For this weeks Top 10 In Craft, it’s all about Rainbow Crafts! Fun and colorful crafts that bring fun and joy. Lots of variety to get your creativity flowing. There is a crocheted Spiral Rainbow Dream Catcher that looks gorgeous. The Rainbow Triangle Pillow that will bring color to your couch or outdoor chair. But
For this weeks Top 10 In Craft, it’s all about Button Crafts that are so colorful and creative. So many different crafty ideas that use buttons. There is a gorgeous lamp shade idea for decorative handmade piece for the home. For the little crafters, they will love the button turtle project. But first a
For this week’s top 10 In Craft, I am talking about none other than mystical and magical unicorn crafts! Amazing and fascinating creatures having existed in mythology for thousands of years. They have their roots in Ancient Mesopotamian artworks, and they were also found in the ancient myths of India and China. Did you know
For this weeks Top 10 In Craft, it’s all about Presidents’ Day crafts, celebrating the life of the USA’s first president, George Washington. Born in 1732, he was one of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence. Thus setting the USA on the course of becoming the country it is today. Nearly 300 years
For this weeks Top 10 In Craft, It’s all about… I’ll give you a clue. What do rainbows, gold and the color green remind you of? That’s right, St. Patrick’s Day! We’re sharing St Patrick’s Day Crafts that are fantastic and fun to share with all ages. We have found all sorts of crafts, with
For this week’s Top 10 In Craft, it’s all about Star Wars Crafts that are creative and fun to share with all ages Lots of variety to keep everyone engaged. There is a crochet hat based on a character’s unique form, I wonder if you can guess which character? There’s also a BB8 knitted toy
This week it’s all about finding Winter Crafts that are interesting and fun to make and share. Lots of variety to keep everyone engaged. But first… On My Needles I will be honest, knitting and yarn are featuring in my dreams. As I have no project at present, my unconscious is telling me to get
For this week’s Top 10 In Craft, it’s all about Spring Crafts. I am sharing projects that highlight the joys of the Spring season. Lots of fabulous projects to keep your creative juices flowing. One of my favorites is the ‘All of the Lights’ Knitting Pattern by Joji Locatelli. But first here is how my
For this week’s Top 10 In Craft, it’s all about Crafts For Teens. Lots Of Cool And Fun Stuff That Isn’t Boring Or Stupid. There is a gorgeous tassel scarf pattern and a fab tutorial on how to make a unique yarn craft. But first a little craft progress report of my own… On My
What’s The Best Paper To Use With Copic Markers? Check out all of these great tips from these amazing artists and drawing bloggers. Here is what they use… When investing in top quality markers such as Copics. You want to find paper that will show off the beautiful artwork you’ve created. As Copic Markers use
Ahh the day of love, really everyday there should be some love don’t you think? Valentine Crafts for Adults are the craft projects being featured in this week’s Top 10 in Craft. The 3D paper hearts on branches look superb. First off though is some exciting news on my knitting adventure … On My Needles
After getting a number of requests from readers, we have put together this huge drawing guide for you 🙂 Learn, Perfect and Master Looking for something specific? See our table of contents below. In a hurry? Check out our Key Takeaways and top recommendations at the bottom of this post. Something we forgot? Leave a
Welcome! Prepare to become well informed! After getting many requests from readers, we have put together this colossal markers guide for you. We can guarantee this post will help you become a guru! In this post, we share a wealth of information on best markers for drawing, sketching and illustrations. We have a comprehensive guide
This week we’re all about choosing the best drawing books to help you improve. Practicing your drawing is always fun and enjoyable. Added to that is the joy of seeing your progress over time, with practice you become better. We have scoured top recommendations from professional artists and novices alike to create this list of
Drawing is a creative and enjoyable hobby, and there’s no doubt about it. It’s no surprise that so many people love doing it. However, with many other creative pursuits, it’s easy to run out of ideas! Added to that, drawing doesn’t come like magic! It takes practice and lots of it. So, that’s why we
For this week’s Top 10 In Craft, it’s all about Harry Potter Crafts. I am sharing projects that highlight the magic of the Harry Potter stories. Lots of fabulous projects on offer. One of my favorites is the Ron Weasley Knitted Pattern Blanket. But first here is a little craft progress of my own …
For this weeks Top 10 In Craft, It’s all about making beautiful pinecone craft that make for stunning home decor. Such an incredible creation of nature, they’re everywhere, especially in the spring. But what is their purpose? The species of tree called conifers create them. They are the reproductive organs of the tree, believe it
Penguin Craft is the inspiration for this week’s Top 10 In Craft. The Penguin craft projects that are featured down below are absolutely adorable. First up, here’s my knitting is coming along … On My Needles I have found some knitting inspiration this week. My needles are still empty, but this shawl is something I
It’s nearing the end of another terrific year. But you know what that means. New Year’s Eve is on the way! Celebrate the new year with all these great New Year Eve crafts! There’s something here for the whole family to get involved. Keeping in theme with the New Year, there’s plenty of glitter, bright
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
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
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
For this weeks Top 10 In Craft, It’s all about geninue and thoughtful thanksgiving crafts that are perfect for the upcoming holiday. Thanksgiving is on the way. The centuries old celebration has messages that are as strong and important as ever. In readiness for the upcoming holiday, the crafts here are sure to help you
For this weeks Top 10 In Craft, It’s all about ROARtastic Dinosaur Crafts that you and the little ones in your life are sure to love. Dinosaurs, although we know so little about them, are fascinating creatures. It’s such a fantastic thing that that kind of animals walked this earth a million years ago. That
For this weeks Top 10 In Craft, It’s all about spooktacular Halloween crafts for kids that are sure to get them excited about Halloween. It’s such a fantastic night of the year for kids; they get to dress up, have fun, and of course, eat candy! What’s there not to love? These crafts will instill
For this weeks Top 10 In Craft, It’s all about the amazing craft table ideas to inspire you to create your own. The saying goes, “A person is as only as good as their tools,” which is indeed not true, but it helps to have great tools. An inspiring place to create is one of
This week we are celebrating those fantastic and hard working craft bloggers that give us so much inspiration and joy. We asked our lovely readers, and they are currently voting for their favorite Craft Bloggers. As you can see, there are not quite 100 yet. Votes from our lovely readers are still coming in. I
On My Needles I spent time this week sewing in the ends I had so far on my daughter’s scarf. Hoping that will make it easier when I have finished the knitting. Do you sew in your ends as you go or do you wait until you’ve finished all the knitting? Crafty Tools –
For this weeks Top 10 In Craft, It’s all about perfect pumpkin crafts in honor of the upcoming fall. Such a delicious vegetable, it reminds us of the cooling weather and the escape from the heat of summer. Celebrate the coming months of fall with a beauitful glittered pumpkin decor. Or perhaps you will make
For this weeks Top 10 In Craft, It’s all about cute and hootastic owl crafts for the young and young at heart. Owls are such majestic and intelligent looking creatures; they are the symbol of magic and ancient knowledge. They also make for adorable craft ideas. There are all sorts of crafts in here, from
On My Needles The scarf I am making for my daughter is coming along slowly. I was excited to hear from a reader; Vicki who asked how the scallops were made. I explained that the lace pattern repeats create them. The crest of the wave lace pattern and the colors remind me of the bottom
For this weeks Top 10 In Craft, It’s all about the beautiful fall crafts in honour of the season that brings great change. This has most likely been said a million times, but there is something magical about seeing the greenery erupt into a beautiful sea of warm colours. From crafts inspired by the beautiful
My Stormy Lace Cowl Update… Oh what a disaster 🙁 I managed to sew up the ends of my Stormy Lace Cowl and revel in its glorious softness. (if you didn’t see last weeks update here is the link for the start of this story) Then disaster struck! I unwittingly collected my cowl in clothes
Crafting is my kinda thing. Yours too? There are so many fabulous craft ideas to be inspired by and only so many you can undertake, but that’s okay 🙂 When you do finish a craft project, it’s such a feeling of accomplishment and joy. I am edging closer to finishing off a colorful crocheted blanket
For this weeks Top 10 In Craft, It’s all about fun and educational back to school crafts to get kids excited about going back to school. From creative and handmade supplies to handy and fun projects that will make school life easier. Kids are sure to love these, and have something they’ve made themselves to
I love this quote! Crafting and being creative is such a pleasure to fill your mind with, don’t you agree? This week there is some fabulous crafty goodness, that’s sure to make a happy place in that corner of your mind 🙂 Enjoy and happy crafting!
This is so true of craft pursuits; there are so many ideas to try! Once you gain confidence in a particular craft, things become more interesting and exciting. The inspiration we’ve found this week will be sure to get your craft ideas flowing.
There is so much we can learn about our chosen crafts and so many willing to teach us. We have more ability to access knowledge from around the world than ever before! The knowledge that we gain is certainly important but wisdom is powerful. It is the knowledge that we retain that builds our wisdom.
Creativity can be expressed in so many ways. I’ve been enjoying learning to knit a lace pattern with baby alpaca yarn. So gorgeous and soft and I love seeing the lace design evolve with each row. It always amazes me, how many creative projects and people there are online. As always, we’ve spent hours searching
When you craft, are you in your happy place? Working with your hands, being creative and producing beautiful items brings happiness. That’s what we crafters are all about 🙂 Makers are happiest when crafting. Hope you enjoy the crafting inspiration gathered for you this week 🙂 P.S Prime Day on Amazon is coming very soon.
These life skills are beneficial for many areas of life, including Craft pursuits. Practice helps us to develop our chosen craft skills further. Patience gives us the opportunity to slow down and take your time working on our craft. Persistence means that no matter how long it takes you will finish a project. Hope you
I love handmade, and I am sure you do too! As part of the crafting community, you get a sense of the sheer talent that’s out there. I love finding fabulous craft projects for you. I hope you enjoy this week’s crafty goodness 🙂 P.S Amazon Prime Day is coming so I’ve recently written a
Amazon Prime Day Is Coming!! Update: Amazon have announced that Amazon Prime Day 2018 will on July 16 be from 12pm PT/3pm ET, for a day and a half!! That’s 36 hours of deals!! (please note this post contains affiliate links) Here are some fab Amazon Prime Day deals for crafters but be quick they
Take Life One Stitch At A Time… We sometimes rush through our days, with everything we have to do. The idea of taking life one stitch at a time, helps my mind race less. I approach tasks a little more calmly. The hand stitching I am doing on my daughter’s quilt is soothing. I am
I Made It Myself There is something very gratifying in saying these words. Knowing you have used your own creative skills to produce something handmade. Receiving praise from others on your handmade efforts is always welcomed. However being proud of yourself is even more important. In this week’s roundup there are some truly gorgeous projects
I saw this quote during my readings on the internet this week – “Happiness is a way of travel, not a destination” ~ Roy Goodman It got me thinking about how one aims for happiness. With diligence and effort we believe we will somehow get to a point of happiness. This quote made me think
I cannot count my day complete ’til needle, thread and fabric meet. I am thinking of the warmer weather and this is where I’ve drawn inspiration, for this week’s crafty goodness. I love late Spring and early Summer with it’s bright cheeriness 🙂 Crafters seem to gain creative spirit around this time. How about you?
Too many ideas not enough time is something that I think about regularly!! There are so many wonderful projects to create. Time is not always on our side but when you do take the time to craft, it is so worth it 🙂 Here are some more ideas to add to your list of possibilities…
Take Time To Do What Makes Your Soul Happy is something that as crafters, we can completely relate to 🙂 There needs to be joy in life. Crafting brings us that joy and makes our soul happy! Here’s our roundup of some crafting joy for this week. Take a look…
It is the little things that make life big, sometimes we need to celebrate this more. Yes it can be frustrating when a craft project is just waiting to get finished! However, even a little progress is one step closer to completion. Our inspiration this week is focusing on craft that makes our lives big
Our community of makers is vast and varied and that’s what makes it so unique! Whatever you love to make, may it always bring you joy. The making, creating, gaining skill and knowledge is a big part of a crafter’s life. Some of us started out young, with family members sharing their knowledge with us.
Love to Craft – Gift Ideas For Mom This week is all about craft inspiration for gifts to give to your Mom. Receiving something handmade on Mother’s Day is always a delight. My kids have often secreted themselves away before Mother’s Day, to make a crafty project for me. Their handmade cards and little sewing
This week is all about craft inspiration for Mothers Day Crafts. Receiving something handmade on Mother’s Day is always a delight. My kids have often secreted themselves away before Mother’s Day to do a crafty project for me. Their handmade cards and little sewing or knitted projects bring a smile to my face. In this
Every week I am amazed at the heaps of creative ideas that crafters share. In this post, I am sharing inspiration with the thought in mind “Hand Made Craft Rocks!” Some of my most treasured items are handmade. My Grandmother’s embroidered tablecloths, with such intricate work. The beautiful knitted baby dress and jacket my
Do you get so engrossed in your crafting, that you are in your own world? Craft Like No One’s Watching 🙂 No matter what gets your creative juices flowing, craft with happiness and a sense of humor. My dishcloths that I’ve been knitting up have worked out well. I’ve really enjoyed learning a new knitting
To Craft or Not to Craft? What a silly question!! I love this, it makes me smile 🙂 Crafting is such a big part of many people’s lives and it provides such joy. I really love gathering together all the crafty ideas, for the Top 10 In Craft inspiration for you. Here is the crafty
Keep Calm and Craft On 🙂 When experiencing a little hiccup in your crafting project, this is a good quote to remember. Recently I attempted a knitting hat where I made a rather large mistake where I decreased too many stitches in one row and I couldn’t go back and fix it. I needed to
Crafting makes everything better even Mondays!! We hope that our Top 10 in Craft inspiration that’s delivered every Monday, gets your week off to a great start 🙂 This time of year brings renewed vigor and creativity, as we are surrounded by new life and growth in the nature around us. Thanks to Anna, one
Crafting Is My Therapy I’ve shared about crafting and the health benefits it can have. For many of us Crafting is our Therapy. Doing something with our hands centers us, makes us calmer. To help you along with your Craft Therapy, here are some fabulous craft ideas.
Eat Sleep Craft Repeat Yes! Most definitely! This is the way to live 🙂 Eating, Sleeping, doing some craft and then the next day, repeating it all again. Take a look at the fabulous crafting ideas for this week.
Being Crafty is not a hobby, it is a way of life Crafting is varied and wonderful. For some people it is their life. Many people have started out with craft just as a hobby. Then it’s become their way of earning a living. How fabulous that their crafting passion has lead to bigger and
“The Desire To Create is One of the Deepest Yearnings of the Human Soul” Does the quote above resonate with you? When life gets busy, and you can’t find the time for craft, do you yearn to be creative? Just taking even a few moments here and there, can make a difference. A sense of
Some of the most rewarding projects, are those that we’ve labored over for a long time. The utter joy experienced when sewing up the final stitch on a quilt. Finishing up the last row on a sweater and seeing the end in sight. Watching the beaming smile of the person who has received your gift.
Creativity is Contagious, Pass it On!! I love this quote! Have you ever been to a class to learn a new crafting skill and been infected by the creativity of others in the room? Has your creativity experienced renewed vigor, being a reader of Crafty Like Granny? 🙂 Creativity is contagious. Start with something small
Craftiness is Happiness! Being creative is so rewarding and it sure does make one feel happier. The joy experienced when projects come together is wonderful. It doesn’t matter how big or how small the task is, just doing a little is lovely. Picking up my knitting needles and click-clacking away brings a smile to my
Have you ever been doing a task and thinking “I would rather be crafting”? I am sure there are many times that this thought has come into your mind. Particularly when doing something unrelated to craft, that you are not particularly enjoying 🙂 Below are some excellent tutorials for fabulous crafting inspiration. Here, here to
New crafts to learn… “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” —Plato All crafting projects have a beginning. It is in those initial stages where the excitement is. Choosing the project and searching for the required materials. Gathering everything together. Then finally starting. Whether it be the first stitch cast on, the
Happy Holidays! If you have made hand crafted gifts for loved ones, may you relish their big appreciative smiles. You know you knit too much when… I know when I am knitting too much – my family says “You really love knitting don’t you. It is all you seem to do!” As I’ve mentioned before,
Relaxation and knitting. This quote, sums it up beautifully… “Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit either.” ― Elizabeth Zimmermann My very first Crafty Like Granny newsletter linked to an article about the health benefits of knitting and a recent study has shown that knitting, crocheting and jam
Mistakes are just unique creations. The above is a good quote to remember when beginning any new craft skill. Having a sense of humor when starting out is essential. There are plenty of excellent tutorials and craft ideas this week shared by those who have been crafting for a while. No doubt they also have
Many people often find they get on a roll when it comes to crafting. They just keep on going because being creative is rewarding. I have finally finished a crocheted Granny Square blanket for my daughter. It has been a long time in the making 🙂 It felt so good to complete it and see
Crafty Like Granny begins… I’ve just got back into craft after a long lapse. My own Mum is the inspiration for this site. ‘Granny’ as she is now known to my daughter, has been doing creative things all her life and taught me many crafty skills. My reasons for starting this newsletter was to save