Monday, May 14, 2012

It's Hip To Be Square.....

Hello! We have been enjoying beautiful weather here as of late and I have been spending my time enjoying it (yay!) or working inside and missing it (boo). As such, my crafty blogging has taken a backseat. But I'm back with some crochet goodness. Thought I would share my progress and here it is. Finally, conquered the granny square. Boo yah grandma!

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Fun Fridays: The Many Applications of Kool Aid (Part III)

It's finally Friday and finally time for the final installment of The Many Applications of Kool Aid Part III. We've made lipgloss, we've made some super awesome playdough and now we are going to use Kool Aid to...........dye wool!

I first found this idea on the awesomeness that is craftgawker. There are many tutorials for dyeing wool with kool aid all over the web. It's pretty basic though. First unwind a ball of wool  (I used 100 percent cotton). Next, heat a cup of water in a saucepan. Add one packet of Kool Aid in your colour of choice (I went with Cherry). Take your ball of wool and put it in the pot, rolling it around so that it absorbs the colour. Leave the wool in for about five minutes then take it out and rinse under cool water.

To create a neat effect, repeat this process using another colour of Kool Aid ( I chose purple). After rinsing, squeeze excess water out of the wool and allow to dry for two to three days. Ta da! Your very own, completely unique hand dyed wool! What can't Kool Aid do? 

Love, Bean

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Crochet Love

      A beauty from elycia 

                                           Amazing afghan from better together photography

                                               My favourite from according to matt

Mother of pearl! I wish I could crochet like this! Some crochet love to brighten your Wednesday...

Love, Bean

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Hi Friends, 
It's been awhile since I have posted anything....because I have been too busy crocheting like a crazy woman! No...that's not true, but I have been continuing to perfect my skills and thought I would share my progress with you. Drum roll please.....'s not perfect. A little lumpy around the edges;a little less than square but after the granny half circle experience I'm pretty proud of this here granny square. 

In other news: special thanks to Yadira from Yadira's Crafty Adventures for awarding me a Liebster Award for blogs under 200 followers. Yadira is amazingly can check out (and purchase) the cool things she creates on her Etsy shop by clicking here. Thanks Yadira!

Love, Bean