When I found out that friends of mine were having a baby last year, I knew I wanted to make them something special. They live in Northern Saskatchewan and he is a BIG hunter! So – for the baby shower I wanted to make something hunting related… a baby friendly deer mount for the nursery. I couldn’t find a pattern that I loved so after a few tries – I came up with Billy the Buck! (Special thanks to reader Kierstin who actually suggested the name!)
Now – I know nothing about hunting or deer. I was actually told this is only a 4 point buck – something about the antlers – so not a great one. But I don’t care. He’s so darn cute!
This pattern works up quickly and can be customized by changing the finish on the wood plaque. If you’re crafty enough with wood – you can skip the store and make a plaque of your own! Read more
A couple of years ago my grandmother gifted me a set of crocheted kitchen scrubbies with a little Christmas package. We started using them to wash our dishes right away and really liked them so I thought I should make some. I looked up some patterns online for inspiration and made a few versions until I finally came up with a version of my own.
If you’ve seen these scrubbies before you know they are usually made of a nylon that is abrasive but not too harsh. I thought it would be helpful to make one side nylon and the other side cotton so it’s an all in one scrubber. Read more