When we are planning a project and ordering the yarn, it is always sensible to add one or two more skeins/hanks/balls to the basket to make sure we have more than enough. We never know what will happen with the pattern we're knitting or crocheting - we want to lengthen a jumper or cardigan, our… Continue reading Projects For Leftover/Spare Yarn
You're diving into the world of crochet. You want to know how to make beautiful keepsakes for you, your friends and family, but you don't know where to start. Little Sparks of Magic will help you! With some handy 101 guides, hopefully you'll be making and stitching away in no time! Today's guide starts right… Continue reading Crochet 101: How To Make Slip knots
With Easter just a few weeks away, now is the time to start preparing and filling your lives with all the pastels. Whether you celebrate Easter or not, it is such a lovely time of year with all the blossoms, new life, decent weather (we hope!) and I think we should appreciate it in our… Continue reading Easter Crochet Crafts
I'm not getting off to a good start with the idea of sharing the month's craft musings on a regular basis. We are now into March and all I have are crafting goals. That's good enough in a sense but it isn't really what I want, particularly for this blog and my own crafting accomplishments.… Continue reading Project Catch Up and Monthly Musings.
Hello! On the back of my blanket post a month or so ago where I rambled about the blankets I was making, I thought I would update you with the other works in progress I have on the go. Currently, there are two piles of WIPs - the "active" pile and the "temporarily inactive" pile.… Continue reading WIP Update: I’m Drowning In WIPS!
Much to my joy and surprise, I'm seeing a few more people on my social media feeds picking up crochet or knitting for the first time and enquiring about tools, materials and all the notions one needs for these particular crafts. I've been knitting and crocheting for a couple of years now (give or take)… Continue reading My Starter Crochet Tool Kit
I'm not an arty person by nature. I'm not someone who is naturally gifted when it comes to all aspects of design. When I want to start a new project I have to take a lot of time working them out, colour palettes especially, because I will always place the wrong shade of colours next… Continue reading Looking at nature for colour inspiration.
It is always satisfying seeing a project come to fruition after a lot of trial and error. Ever since I picked up a crochet hook, the one thing I always wanted to make is a book sleeve so I can travel around with one of my current reads in my bag and not worry about… Continue reading Project book sleeve is a go!
Hello! Today's post is a slight diversion from my usual content because I want to talk about bullet journalling and why I've decided to jump on the bandwagon. Now, you know I am not a stranger to journalling of any kind. I've made it a habit to write a daily diary and I note many… Continue reading Jumping on the Bullet Journal Bandwagon.
Hello! The one great thing about knitting and crocheting is browsing the yarn shops, whether they be independent or the usual chain craft store (i.e. Hobby Craft in the UK), and thinking of all the projects you want to do with all that yarn. Of course I always fall into the trap of buying the… Continue reading Yarns I Can’t Wait To Try and Use