DIY Mini Sketch Book

DIY Mini Sketch Book Tutorial by Katie Crafts; http://katiecrafts.com

Project: DIY Mini Sketch Book (or Notebook!)

A few weeks back, I found myself in one of my greatest inspiration stores. Nope, not the fabric store, or the craft store, or even the art store- Home Depot! Seriously, I love it there. We were visiting my Dad for the weekend and painting my childhood bedroom a sunny shade of pale golden yellow. While browsing the paint aisles, I decided to grab a few different paint chip swatches, knowing when I had the time I would be able to find a fun little project to use them for. Well, now is the time! …read more 

My Etsy Picks: Needle Arts

My Etsy Picks: Needle Arts by Katie Crafts; http://katiecrafts.com

My Etsy Picks: Needle Arts

I heart needle art! Whether it’s crochet or knit, cross stitch or embroidery, I love it. Especially lately! Something about the end of summer/beginning of fall puts me in a super crochet-y mood. I guess it’s when I usually start making everyone’s Christmas presents, scarves, etc. I wish I knew how to do all the needle arts, but alas- I cannot! So I must look elsewhere for inspiration. Off to Etsy for the perfect gift guide!  …read more 

I'll Miss These Guys!; http://katiecrafts.com

I'll Miss These Guys!; http://katiecrafts.com

I'll Miss These Guys!; http://katiecrafts.com

Their owners come home this weekend, so I’ll have to say goodbye to the three furbabies I was taking care of all summer. I’ll miss these guys! Especially Biggie (pictured last)- he was such a quiet sweet little guy! He’s also a foster, so if anyone in the Philly area is looking for a kitty- he can be yours! Then I can visit him again! Yay!

10 Tips & Tricks For Moving

10 Tips & Tricks For Moving by Katie Crafts; http://katiecrafts.com

10 Tips & Tricks For Moving

Moving is the worst. There is no way around it! I’m in the middle of packing up my whole life right now for a big move in September (which is way too close for comfort!) Over the years, I’ve become a self-proclaimed expert on packing, and thought I’d share a few tips I picked up along the way that I use for every move as well as a couple new tricks I just learned and can’t wait to use! …read more 

Crocheted Amigurumi Hippo Pattern

Crochet Hippo Amigurumi Pattern on Katie Crafts; http://katiecrafts.com

Project: Crocheted Amigurumi Hippo Pattern

A few people in my family and friends circle are currently pregnant! That means come 2015 there will be a few baby showers that I’ll be attending, so I figured I better start making a ton of baby gifts now in preparation! Since we don’t know the sexes of the babies-to-be yet, I’m looking for gender-neutral projects that any little one could play with. In addition to some cute baby blankets (post-to-come!), play mats and clothing, I have been busy crocheting little zoo animals at my weekly Crochet/Knit class! The first one I completed was this adorable little hippo! …read more