• Photo of homemade DIY upcycled thor hammer beside Thor costume wristbands, on a dark brown surface

    DIY Upcycled Thor Hammer

    If you’re a fan of Thor, the mighty God of Thunder from the Marvel Universe, or you simply love creating unique props for Halloween or cosplay, we have the perfect project for you. In this DIY guide, we’ll show you how to make an upcycled Thor hammer using everyday items like an old yoga block and a broken broom handle. With a few additional supplies and a little creativity, you can craft a stunning replica of Mjolnir, Thor’s iconic weapon. Get ready to wield the power of Asgard! Materials Needed: Step 1: Preparing the Yoga Block and Broom Handle To begin, ensure your broom handle is cut to the desired…

  • Easy and fun DIY Dragon Eggs

    These eggs will be a hit at your next Dragon party. This post contains affiliate links. I love a theme party, I really do.  Creating a magic space for a few hours brings me joy.  My son loves the Dragon Masters books by Tracey West, so this year we decided the theme for his birthday party this year was DRAGONS!  You can read all about the party plans here.  So. Much. Fun.  Plus it gave me the perfect excuse to make these DIY dragon eggs. Never one to shy away from a challenge, I like birthday themes that aren’t available at party stores.  It’s a great chance to stretch your…

  • The Santosha Hat

    The Santosha Hat

    Santosha is the Sanskrit word for contentment and knitting this hat has brought me so much contentment. A mildly challenging brim followed by nothing but quick and easy rows of knit in the round. It’s quick to knit up, and the brim, made with checkmark cables, is a big beautiful YES.

  • Multicoloured knit swatch

    Mixed Media Bag

    I fell completely and madly in love with Purl Soho’s mini herringbone scarf pattern, and thought it was the perfect “man gift” idea. I had this incredible yarn that I can’t for the life of me remember the name of nor can I find the tag (arg!), and it was knitting up beautifully. Alas, the colour palette wasn’t as masculine (aka the blue and grey palette my husband insists on) as I had anticipated, and my DH is just not a scarf wearing guy anyway. So what to do, what to do? Conveniently, Pinterest saved the day! Check out this pre-fab leather bag top and bottom from Knitter’s Pride. Looks…