Crochet isn’t often associated with jewellery making. When we think of jewellery, most of us imagine elastic thread and wires — what we’d expect to see in accessory stores. In actuality, jewellery making can be far more diverse, borrowing techniques from a multitude of other crafts. Today, we’re going to focus on one stitch craft rising in popularity: crochet.
Crochet animals have become a popular craze these past few years, heightened further by TOFT‘s exciting releases. What makes them so popular? They are overwhelmingly adorable – a factor that few crafters can resist. If we see a baby or a little puppy, we can’t help but let out a little ‘aww!’. The same goes for crochet animals. Don’t believe us? Take a look at these cuties!
World Oceans Day celebrates our ocean on the 8th June this year, raising awareness for its protection. The ocean is a fundamental part of life on this planet; it’s our lifeblood. The plants depend on it, the animals depend on it, and we depend on it too. In fact, our oceans span across around three-quarters of the planet and generate half of the atmosphere’s oxygen. There’s no wonder that humankind is drawn to taking inspiration from such a beautifully significant part of the world. To join in with celebrations, we’ve created a top 10 list of ocean-themed craft products that you can incorporate into your crafting. Let’s dive right in!
Vintage home decor is at the top of trends at the moment. In fact, it has been for quite some time. But why is it so popular? If you have a Pinterest addiction like us, this will likely be the root of the obsession. We can scroll for hours through an infinite stream of vintage DIY projects, like creating hanging flower vases from old milk bottles and glueing wallpaper samples onto stairs. These ideas are out there – but familiar. They capture your attention, get your imagination going, and make you think “I could do that.” What makes vintage decor so attractive to people is that it is achievable. You can create your own beautiful home decor.
Most of us remember Crush. He was the ridiculously laid back sea turtle that helped Nemo’s father hitch a ride on the East Australian current in Finding Nemo. His fearless son, Squirt, also succeeded in stealing our hearts with his high-spirited personality and big expressive eyes, so it’s no wonder that the world has dedicated an entire day to celebrating and protecting these fantastic creatures. That’s right, 23rd May 2017 is World Turtle Day!