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In Which I Pretend to Know How to Crochet {Iron Craft}

crochet a flower

This week’s Iron Craft challenge was to make something with string. Since knitting is my job, I usually try not to knit for these challenges, because I want them to be fun and to be something different from what I usually craft. I’d been reading the super fun book Arne & Carlos Knit-and-Crochet Garden and the crocheted flower coasters caught ... Read More »

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for You and Your Kids

st particks day sensory montessori

I guess I’m just craving green and rainbows right about now, but I’m really feeling the need to craft things for St. Patrick’s Day. My family is pretty darn Irish (and my brother’s name is Patrick) so this is a holiday I celebrated growing up, but we’ve never done much for it with the girl. This may be the year ... Read More »

Red, White and Blue Crocheted Scarf {Iron Craft Challenge}

crocheted scarf pattern

The Iron Craft challenge for this week was making something inspired by the Olympics. I’d already done a knit hat earlier in the season and wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do until I thought about all the red, white and blue yarn I had lying around. (I had extra red from the Christmas stockings and blue from the ... Read More »

Quick and Easy Storage Pouches {Iron Craft Challenge}

clean drawer

The Iron Craft challenge for this week had to do with organizing a space and/or making something to help you organize a space. I knew immediately I needed to tackle my needle drawer; you can see why. This is the top drawer of a filing cabinet, and what it looks like spread out all over my desk. I’m the worst ... Read More »

Last-Minute Knit Tree Ornament {Iron Craft Challenge}

knit tree ornament

This week’s Iron Craft challenge was an opportunity to redo a past challenge if we’d missed one or just wanted to try one again. The only one I know for sure that I’ve skipped is that most recent one, which was about making something for the holidays. I guess I just didn’t have anything finished and I was busy and ... Read More »

Craft Stick Snowflake Craft {Iron Craft Challenge}

craft stitck snowflake

The Iron Craft challenge for this week was white, and I’m not really ready to contemplate snow, but I did have a lot of craft sticks lying around the house so I thought why not make some classic craft stick snowflakes? We actually made several of these — the girl helped — but this is the only one that’s gotten ... Read More »

Found Object Mason Jar Candle Holder {Iron Craft Challenge}

found object mason jar candle decor

This week’s Iron Craft challenge was in honor of Diwali, otherwise known as the Festival of Lights. And who wouldn’t want to celebrate light right now, at the time when we’re being reminded how precious light and warmth are? I knew I wanted to do something involving a candle, but I didn’t actually want to make a candle. So I ... Read More »

Upcycled Coffee Cup Cozy {Iron Craft Challenge}

state love coffee sleeve

The Iron Craft theme for this week had something to do with beverages. I actually had an idea right away of what I wanted to do, and I actually got it done a whole day before the challenge was due, which is pretty remarkable for me. I knew I wanted to do a coffee cup cozy with a little Arkansas ... Read More »

Yarn-Wrapped Halloween Letters {Iron Craft}

yarn wrapped letters

This week’s Iron Craft challenge continued the Halloween theme of the last one, this time asking participants to make something black. I’ve been thinking about actually doing up my mantle in Halloween decor this year, and one of the things I wanted to do was some yarn-wrapped letters, so I figured now was the perfect time. The hardest part about ... Read More »