Posted in Blog Post, For Sale, Large Projects, Reclaimed Crochet, Uncategorized

Reclaimed Crochet: Over-Sized Wearble Blanket

Boy, it sure has been a while since I have done one of these, eh? I am back with another crochet transformation that I cannot wait to show you all, so without further ado, let’s get started!

Here is what we are Reclaiming today:


This poor, unloved blanket was found at my local thrift store for just under $5.00 CAD. I was large enough to drape over my double bed and was so soft that I am astounded anyone let it go. Upon closer inspection, I found a few problem areas but I was certain I could clean ‘er up and work around them in order to give this blanket a new life.

Problem area #1: Odd, yellow-y fluff.

It was embedded in the yarn and I could only assume, it was some type of pet fur. Luckily, it was fairly easy to remove with a pair of small scissors, good lighting, and a careful hand.

With that out of the way, it was time to address the larger issue, the unsightly seam that ran straight down the center of the blanket.

Problem area #2: The construction of the blanket.

I really wish I knew why the original maker of this piece decided to make 2 different panels and stitch them together to make this blanket. Maybe it was for ease of travel so they could work on a larger project while on the go. Whatever the reason, it left a hard to miss seam down the body of the blanket.

This, I have to admit had me stumped for a moment as to how I would go about Reclaiming this piece. Should I just rip out the whole blanket and straight up just reuse this gorgeous, soft, liliac yarn? I didn’t much enjoy the thought of spending my day frogging. Besides, that is hardly very creative of me now is it?

So here is what I did instead:

I decided that the best way to hide the seam would be to turn the blanket into something wearable and then use a second, bolder colour to distract from the unsightly seam. I figured that if I could somehow get the seam to run in line with my waist horizontally, then your eyes would just kind of, gloss over it.

So, I went to work folding the blanket this way and that until I had origami’d it into something new. I took some gray yarn I had in my stash that was of similar weight and used that to make my new folds stitch together.


The final result proved to be rather difficult to photograph without help but I did manage it.

Here it is, an over-sized wearable blanket that is sure to keep you warm and cozy while you snuggle up with that book and a cuppa.


I am pleased to offer this incredibly cozy over-sized wearable blanket for just $30.00 CAD+ Shipping. As usual, if you live locally and are able to come pick it up then we wave the shipping fee.

I encourage you all to head to your local thrift stores and see if you can find yourself something to Reclaim.

Posted in Blog Post, craft fair, For Sale, Uncategorized, update

Everybody Wants to be a Cat

As things are warming up and the need for hats and scarves becomes less of a necessity, I find myself struggling to find projects to work on for the warmer seasons.

Living in the city means that riding the LTC is just a part of regular everyday life; you take the bus to work or to school or when you are on your way to your friend’s house. The survival pack of the regular rider tends to consist of:

  • (1) cup of something tasty to drink. Usually procured from the nearest Tim Hortons
  • An over-large back of some sort. This is useful for blocking off the seat beside you so that you are not forced to interact with some random other LTC Warrior.
  • Headphones. These tend to be anything from the tiny Apple earbuds that are easy for tangling up in your pocket and using as a way to expel verbal aggressions at a later date; to the swankier Beats by Dre.

It was the sight of these headphones on a fellow weary traveler that caught my eye and gave me the idea to make this:


Not as flashy, I will be the first to admit but they sure were fun to make.

As I look towards craft fair season, I start to see dollar signs when considering all the options for customization.

I am opening up orders for customized headsets, I will mod your current headphones for $20.00 or if you want to purchase a specific brand of headphones for me to modify then the pricing is dependent on the headset selected.

Because who doesn’t want to be a cat? 


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The Bad Beginning

Happy Friday the 13th! The day we all avoid walking under ladders and stepping on cracks to spare our dear old mothers is upon us and of course, you know what that means: Netflix has released A Series of Unfortunate Events. I am so excited to sit down with some yarn and a cup of tea and binge watch the hell out of it.

Before I can, I have to go out and run some errands tomorrow; walk in clinic and yarn shopping. I am hoping that I can convince my best friend to tag along if she is free, then we can platonically Netflix and Chill afterwards.

In other news, I am trying to get myself out there still as a small business. I am having a doozy of a time though and nothing seems to be working. I mean, heck I doubt that anyone even reads these things I put up here. I am sure that my friends are all sick of me berating them to “Like, Comment, Share” so much so that I am tempted to just give up at times.

And so, in a desperate attempt to gather more of a following I beseech you kind reader to lend me a hand. Please, help me to gain some more notoriety so that I can have a chance at success. Share this website with your friends and family, your dog and cat, your downstairs, upstairs and sideways neighbors. Heck, call your grandparents and get them in on the fun!

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