Keep your home sparkling with these adorable and easy to make crocheted candy corn tawashi! I realized my flower tawashi (also available on Ravelry) I had made were in need of replacement. I decided then that it was time to make a fall inspired tawashi. This is a great little piece for using up bits of leftover yarn. Feel free to make them as cute or utilitarian as you want. Continue reading
Mary Maxim. You can buy Bernat Handicrafter Scrubby yarn here. Bernat Handicrafter Scrubby is a rough, 100% cotton yarn designed for kitchen projects such as tawashi and dischloths. Ravelry lists it as aran weight (4) and has 58 yards per skein. The texture is kind of like the selvage edge of a towel (not the terry cloth part). Continue reading
I have wanted to try a box subscription since first discovering them a few months ago. Though I would prefer a makeup based service,
I've been out of luck [hold the phone; just found out about the all-vegan True Beauty Box]. Last month I discovered Vegan Presence from Vegan Beauty Review (review here) while on the hunt for a vegan BB cream (Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream by Jane Irarendale and Evenly Radiant BB Crème by eDerma, in case you are interested).
The inspiration for this project struck after reading in Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook that the FDA has banned the use of sponges from commercial kitchens. I designed the tawashi to mimic the feel of a sponge but without all of the ickiness that comes from traditional sponges. Wash them regularly in the washer to keep clean. The pattern is easy, works up super quick, and is ideal for last minute gifts or simply brightening up the home. The pattern has a versatile design that lends well to either solid colors or a flower motif. The tawashi features a nubby texture with a hanging loop and optional hand strap. It is crocheted in two separate pieces, then joined together with a single crochet border. The front is worked in joined rounds while the back is worked in spiral rounds. Continue reading