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Easy Crochet Decoy Wasp / Hornets Nest

With Spring here and Summer making their return, so are Wasps and Hornets.  By now, we all know how important all species of bees are. While some may not be as cute and fuzzy as others, it's important we do what we can to coexist with them outside and not cause them harm.  This decoy nest will deter Wasps and Hornets who create hanging nests from making their home on your porch or in your yard.  This is great and safe alternative to sprays and pesticides.
Please note that this blog and post contains affiliate links and any sales made through such links will reward me a small commission – at no extra cost for you.  You can view the disclosure for more information by clicking this link.Yarn and Inspiration:A friend of mine requested I make her one of these for her yard, after doing some research I saw that they actually work!  I set out to find a pattern, but was unable to find one that I liked, or felt would hold up while out in the elements.  So, I set out to make my own.  I chose 

Mug Cozy and Split Puff Stitch Tutorial

It may be August, but many of us are starting to prepare for the holiday season and upcoming markets.  This quick and easy Coffee Mug Cozy is perfect for stocking stuffers and your Craft Fair / Market table.

They can be made with any worsted weight yarn of your choice.  However, I prefer and recommend cotton for its absorbency and how well it holds up after multiple washes.

You can adjust the length of the cozy by adding or removing rows, depending on how large of a cup you will be using it with.  The width of the cozy, with suggested materials should measure approximately 3.5 inches.

Note on sizing:  when you are measuring the length you will need for your cup, leave about 1.5 inches for the button wrap and room for the handle between the ends.

Also - How adorable is that button?  I grabbed a pack of these on clearance a while back with no idea what I would use them for, but were too cute to pass by (I know you can relate)  I was so excited to finally have a little project to use on…

Riverside Market Bag

In the last year or so, my city, and many others across the country, have banned single use plastic bags.  So of course, I used this as another reason to pull out my hooks and yarn.  Let's be real, I'm always looking for an excuse to pull out those hooks and yarn!

I named this bag as a nod to the area of the city I grew up in.  Riverside was a great little area, you guessed it, along the river.  It was one of those neighborhoods where all of the kids were around the same age and spent every night at each others homes.  Some of my best memories are from that area, and the blues and purples in the yarn I chose brought those feeling back for me.  

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Lets talk about this glorious yarn, shall we?  I went with Lion Brand's Comfy Cotton Blend, which is a worsted weight 50% Cotton 50% Polyester blend.  Polyester has come a long way my friends, and paired with this cotton, it's not only beautiful, but sturdy.…

Learn to make Cat Butt Coasters!

To purchase a PDF, add free version of this pattern, you can do that via THIS LINK at a very low price.    

If there's one thing all cat lovers know to be true, it's that at a cat will ALWAYS present, and offer you their butt, and you have no choice but to accept.   That was the inspiration for this fun and quick pattern.

For this project, I decided to use Lily Sugar 'N Cream 100% Cotton Yarn in Coral Rose and Overcast.  I chose this yarn because it's an affordable sturdy cotton yarn that you can throw in the wash over and over again.  If you wish, you can substitute any other worsted weight cotton yarn you prefer

This a great project for those left over balls of yarn that aren't quite big enough to make much of anything with.  You can mix and match all sort of colors to create a unique look and even replicate your own cat's butt!

These are also great if you upcoming craft shows and fairs. 

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