My Favorite Things – Clover Needlecraft

By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and has aspirations to improve her crafting skills. Join Mable on Facebook to socialize and share with other crafters!

I’ve always been a fan of Clover’s bamboo knitting needles. In fact that was my first pair! Now many knitting and crocheting needles later, Clover is still my first choice and have made some of my other favorite things! They make some of the most ingenious products that makes craft projects look professional, even for a beginner.

Have you ever tried to make a yo-yo by hand? I have, and refuse to ever do it that way again! Watch this video on the Clover Yo-Yo makers and you’ll see why. The Clover Yo-Yo Makers come in small, medium, large and x-large in numerous shapes – butterfly, heart, flower, oval and more.

PS. I also refuse to make pom-poms by hand now too! Thank you Clover!


I recently got a Flower Frill template too. It’s a plastic template where you flip & fold fabric or paper to make a flower! This is what Clover made with the Flower Frill template, just imagine the possibilities!

Clover Double Ended Tunisian Crochet Hook

By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and has aspirations to improve her crafting skills.

Now Tunisian crochet isn’t anything new. Well new to me. They go back a gazillion years. Well, maybe not that far, but it is an old technique. But now there’s something new on the market from Clover. It’s the Double-Ended Tunisian Crochet Hook. With a hook at both ends, it allows you to crochet in the round so you can make beautifil projects ranging from a cute little coffee cup cozy (you know, like those cardboard sleeves coffee places use) to hats to a cell phone holder to purses to …. well, you get the idea.

My handmade, reusable coffee sleeve

You can make a whole lotta stuff! Clover’s web site has instructional videos.

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CREATE Paper Mache Letter Fun – Part 1

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Perler Bead Drink Covers

On nice summer nights, when it isn’t too warm, we have been enjoying our family dinner outside. It has been so nice, that is except when you go to take a drink and then notice a bug floating in it. Ugh, disgusting. So I broke out the Perler beads, and now am enjoying bug free lemonade!

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Easy Crochet Flowers & Stitch Guide

Crochet Flowers

I have been finding all kinds of ideas of things to crochet, and I am excited to share them with you! My next little goodie involves these cute little flowers, and just in case you didn’t have a Grandma Fluffy that taught you to crochet like I did, I thought I would teach you the simple stitches that are needed to make these flowers.

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Spring Crochet & Pom Pom Wreath

It’s raining, it’s pouring and this craft lady needed something to keep from snoring. They say it is officially Spring… But here in Portland we are in our longest season – RAIN. And it has been a wet one this year.  Thankfully the rain hasn’t stopped the flowers and trees from starting to bloom, and I wanted to steal (or copy) some of that beauty for my front door. I hope you enjoy this wreath.

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