Sew, Knit, Crochet – Yarn & Fabric + HM #251

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Sew, Knit, Crochet – Yarn & Fabric + HM #251

Now’s the time to get those projects done for all of your holiday gift-giving, stocking stuffers, and hostess gifts. The gals of Home Matters have a fun and fabulous roundup of sewing, knitting, and crocheting ideas. Find free patterns, learn a new skill, and have a blast. Enjoy!


15 Quick Crochet Gifts to Make from Anna @ Make and Takes


Easy Free Patterns – 7 Crochet Hats from KristaRescued Paw Designs


Useful Crochet Kitchen Accessories – Free Patterns from AndreaYour Crochet


How to Loom Knit a Scarf with Video Tutorial from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai


Sew, Knit, Crochet – Yarn & Fabric Blog Hop

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DIY Eclectic Fall Wreath from Cherelle @ The Inspired Prairie

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Italian Vineyard Shawl Knitting Pattern from Lilia @ Lilia’s Craft Party

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DIY Roundup – Top 16 DIY Projects of 2016

It’s time for a new year, and that means it is time to reminisce and look back over 2016. Today, we want to revisit the top 16 DIY projects of the year and bring you an inspirational DIY roundup in the process. Rev your imagination and let your creativity flow!


Top 16 DIY Projects of 2016

A DIY Roundup from Life With Lorelai


We’ll start with number 16 and work our way to the number one DIY project on the blog this past year.



Origami Card Holder



Custom Wire Basket



Farmhouse Scale Makeover



Discount Store Vase to Outdoor Lighting



Solar Lamp – Beautiful Outdoor Decor



Guest Room Charging Station



Wooden Garden Sign



Easy Table Runner



Hoot Owl Craft & Centerpiece



How To Loom Knit A Scarf



Wooden Beach Marquee Sign



Car Care & Basic Road Trip Kit



Loom Knit Yarn Ball Cat Toy



Sports Button Display



Sidewalk Chalk Tutorial



Haunted Mirror


2016 has been a creative and crafty year! We look forward to sharing more wonderful DIY projects and craft ideas with you in the coming year. Happy New Year to you and yours!







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How To Loom Knit A Scarf And Layer On Love

This post, How To Loom Knit A Scarf And Layer On Love, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #LayerOnLove #CollectiveBias


How To Loom Knit A Scarf

Layer On Love with Coca-Cola


Are you feeling the season? I love how fall brings the gorgeous colors of autumn leaves floating from the trees, the cold nights and brisk mornings that heighten your senses and put you in a holiday mood. But most of all, I love sharing the generosity, thankfulness, and blessings that abound with family and friends.

From Thanksgiving gatherings to Christmas, Chanukah, and New Year’s Eve, there is a lot of celebrating  to be done. It is always nice to count your blessings and share some too.

One of the best ways to share the love is by getting together and doing something for someone else. Today, I hope to inspire you to give back by joining Coca-Cola and working with One Warm Coat® to provide a layer of love for half a million people.


Coca-Cola challenges you to be a part of giving back this holiday season. Get together with friends, family, and co-workers to pay it forward. Hold your own coat drive. Are you looking for a great accessory for a coat? How about a scarf, hat, or gloves? have your friends over for a knit-a-thon. Celebrate the event by purchasing Coca-Cola at Walmart and serving it at a party or get-together. See, even the festive Santa Claus on the Coca-Cola bottle is wearing a coat!


How To Loom Knit A Scarf

So, that knit-a-thon sounds like a pretty fun idea, right? Just think of the laughter and fun you can have by getting the girls together for a random act of kindness party. What, you don’t knit? Neither did I. But Rory taught me how to loom knit — NO KNITTING NEEDLES REQUIRED! It is fun and super easy, and if I can do it, you certainly can.

We had a great time making a lovely scarf together. In fact, we have even put made a tutorial video for you, so you can make your own loom knit scarf. These scarfs would make great gifts, and what a warm idea to go along with a donated coat.

Here is what you need:

  • 1 – Skein of Yarn (our skein was 185 yards)
  • Loom Knitting Board
  • Loom Hook
  • Scissors

Watch the video for directions:

Coca-Cola Supports the Non-Profit Organization

One Warm Coat is a non-profit organization that has been providing coats to children, women, and men since 1992. They have taken their mission to give anyone in need a coat free of charge, from their first Thanksgiving weekend coat drive at one location in San Fransico, to a national organization supporting over 3,000 coat drives each year.


Make a donation, and don’t forget to shop Walmart for Coca-Cola, where you can find a wide variety of Coca-Cola products on the soda aisle.



Over the years, Rory and I have been greatly blessed by kind and generous people. Rory has a Mitochondrial Disorder, an energy metabolism disorder. She has been hospitalized over 100 times in her life. She was gifted knit hats and blankets, pillow cases, and more that made her stays more comfortable and cozy. We’ve had church members and friends that brought meals for our family to help ease the struggles of her illness. Experiencing these loving gestures warms your heart and means more than you could possibly express. They are moments and memories that last a lifetime.

I wrote about one such Random Act of Kindness that still brings tears to my eyes when I think about it – a true fairytale come true granted by a total stranger. The only way to say thank you is to pay it forward… and so we do. I hope you will help us give back this holiday season.

By coming together and donating to One Warm Coat® on, we could collectively help to put a coat on one million people in need this winter.






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