Snowflake Table Decor


After my table runner disintegrated in the washing machine (maybe I shouldn’t shop at the Dollar Tree), I was in need of something to decorate my dining room table. I figured I’d crochet something, since I can do that. I kept putting it off because life was hectic and I couldn’t find a pattern I liked.


Before the holidays, I modified this pattern for a snowflake potholder intending to use them as washcloths instead. Everyone I showed them to said they were too pretty and that they’d use them as decorations, which gave me the idea to do this! Table runner problem solved!




To make the decorations (which you could use as washcloths if you really wanted to), I followed the pattern for the snowflake potholder linked above and added a row of double crochet before putting on the single crocheted border. I also didn’t put two together. I love the pattern because it is quick and easy. I have red and green ones for my holiday table setting, and I made navy blue ones for winter. Now I just need to figure out what to make for spring, summer, and fall!


Project #1 of 2018 complete!


My Favorite Scrubby Pattern & A Yarn Review

A number of years ago, I found a great scrubby pattern, but I wasn’t satisfied with how cotton yarn worked. I made a bunch of scrubbies out of scrap yarn, but cotton didn’t dry very fast and I worried about mildew and other gross things.

Then people started making scrubbies out of tulle, so I gave that a shot. I HATED IT! First of all, cutting the tulle in half was a pain. It made a huge mess, and I’m not a fan of sitting around and rolling yarn into balls. Second, I can’t cut straight, so my scrubbies looked awful. Very lopsided and amateurish. I’m not even going to post a picture.

After that, I decided to give up and accept that scrubbies would not be my thing.

Not too long after admitting defeat, I was in Jo-Ann Fabrics and I was drawn to yet another sparkly thing: Red Heart’s Scrubby Sparkle Yarn . It was kind of pricey, but I had coupons, so I figured I’d give it a try. Needless to say, it changed my scrubbie life. The yarn works great with the scrubbie pattern linked to above, and you can get at least six scrubbies out of one skein of yarn (which makes the price seem a little better).

The best part is that the scrubbies are amazing. I made a few to share with family members and they loved them. They don’t hold water or soap and they are gentle on non-stick pots and pans! I know I’ll be making tons of these to sell at craft shows and give as gifts!

Getting Started

I’m slowly, but surely, getting this site under control. I was about to give up on WordPress, but I think I’ll stick it out and see if I can make this work. I may need to try out different themes to see if there’s one that suits me better. For now, I’m going to take the advice I’ve been given and abandon my perfectionism and just get started. Sometimes I feel a little overwhelmed, because it’s been so long since I’ve tried something creative and new, but taking risks is important, and I have very little to lose with this one. Truthfully, just the act of starting this blog, setting up an Etsy store, and creating a Facebook page for everything I’ve crocheted, has made me ridiculously happy, which is more than worth it!

Everything is a learning experience in the end, and sometimes things that don’t turn out the way we planned still have the ability to make us smile.