French Market Bag

Typically, I pretty much have self control when it comes to shopping. I only buy what I need. That was until I spotted this beautiful cotton yarn by Yarnbee at Hobby Lobby. I fell for the “I will make something with this” excuse to justify my purchase!

Well, it wasn’t really a bad excuse! Recently, I’ve fallen in love with low waste living. This movement to be creative with the intention of saving our beautiful planet is incredible. When I think about how my careless actions can destroy the homes of our wildlife gives me discernment. I believe the Holy Spirit has been dealing with me on reducing wasteful living and use my creativity to support the cause of zero waste living!

So, I decided to use this beautiful yarn to crochet a colorful French Market bag. The colors are so much fun!

I hope to make many of these available for sale in the future! This bag was very therapeutic to make and watching the colors transition was actually exciting!

💛 Renee

Mimi Bean

My very best friend besides my husband is my “dog-ter”, Mimi!

My husband prompted me with a brilliant request; crochet an amigurumi Mimi!

The process was so tedious and messy!

But the results were worth it!

Her stance looks funny, but that’s because that is really how she sits! She often sits on one side of her hip and stretches out the other leg. I have always found this posture to be so cute!

I’m so grateful to be able to capture a moment of this little stinker using yarn! 🧶

💛 Renee

Lip Scrub DIY

This dry winter weather and the dryness caused by heaters have resulted with my lips being dry and flaky.

I’ve looked around at purchasing a lip scrub but was not a fan of the prices! This inspired me to learn how to make my own. Why purchase something when you can make your own?!

This Sugar Lip Scrub only contains three ingredients:

  • One part brown sugar
  • One part coconut oil
  • Quarter part honey

In a double boiler, I warmed the coconut oil until it liquified.

Once liquified, I poured it into a bowl and added the brown sugar and honey. Let the mixing begin!

After mixing, I placed the bowl in the refrigerator to allow the coconut oil to harden. This takes about 10 minutes at most!

Then I took the bowl out and mixed again. After I reached the consistency that I liked, I placed into my container.

Try to be creative with your container. I recycled an old tea tin as my container! This has allowed me to save money and avoid waste.

I love the results! When I apply the scrub on at night (this is now a new night ritual), I massage my lips to exfoliate and lightly pat the sugar away with a towel. You don’t want to fully wipe away because the coconut oil and honey are a natural lip balm!

I hope this inspires you to make your own lips scrub!

💛 Renee

Baby Garden Shoes

Making these shoes have given me some serious Spring Vibes! These were an order I had received and made them in size 6-12 mos.

What I love about crochet is that I get to be a part of the slow and sustainable fashion/product movement. I’m completely against fast fashion! Plus I get to personalize each product as I please!

Happy Monday!

💕Renée

Groundhog Day!

I love February! I love seeing the colors of pink and red nearly everywhere I go. Plus, it means that Spring is near. Spring is my favorite season (despite how dusty it gets here in Southern New Mexico)!

Speaking of Spring, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow. That means we should expect an early Spring!

In my early crochet years, I made this tiny Punxsutawney Phil. He doesn’t really look like a groundhog, but I still love him so much!!!

💕Renée