Happy Granny Square Pillow

The granny square love has not diminished in my home. Today I am sharing my granny square pillow in variegated yellows. The lovable quality about the beloved Granny is that it's an easy pattern, finished quickly and ready to enjoy. 

Variegated yellow granny square pillow cover.

If you'd like to make a Granny Square pillow cover for yourself, you can follow the full tutorial here. The back of this cushion is a favorite vintage pillow case. 

Granny square pillow cover with vintage linen backs. SugarBeans.org

The backs of these crocheted pillows have an envelope enclosure, which makes switching them out or washing them a cinch! But, I have a feeling these two will stick around for a while! 

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Hexie Tea Pot Cozy {Quick Tutorial}

So, once I finished my big winter project-- the Hexie Quilt-- I found a few hexies were left and decided to use them up on a quick project. My little white tea pot was the perfect recipient of the Hexie Tea Cozy. 

Hexie tea cozy tutorial. SugarBeans.org

Step 1: Measure your teapot by placing it on a brown paper bag. Using a pencil trace around the teapot, adding a 1/2 inch seam allowance all the way around while pot is on it's side.

Hexie tea pot cozy tutorial. SugarBeans.org

Step 2: Hand stitch the colorful hexies into random rows, making sure your rows are long enough for your pattern from Step 1. Continue connecting rows until the desired height is reached.

Hexie tea cozy tutorial. SugarBeans.org

Step 3: Iron your two pieces of hexie fabric. Make sure the hexies overlap the paper pattern a bit. Trace and cut. 

Hexie Tea cozy tutorial. SugarBeans,org

Step 4: Iron fusible fleece onto the hexie pieces. Cut a 5 inch piece of ribbon and pin to the top center of the cozy.  Sew the two pieces together, right sides facing around the curved portion of the cozy. Leave the flat bottom open.

Hexie Tea cozy tutorial. SugarBeans.org

Step 5: Use your brown paper pattern and trace 2 coordinating fabric pieces and sew in the same manner as the hexie pieces. {This will be the lining of the cozy}. Turn inside out and tuck into the Hexie top. 

Hexie tea cozy tutorial. SugarBeans.org

Step 6: Line up the lining and hexie pieces. Pin bias tape around the edges and sew closed. 

I used my tea cozy last week with a friend over cookies and chats. This little cutie really worked; the tea stayed warm for quite a while. Colorful and functional, my kind of craft.

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Granny Stripe Afghan {picot edging}

This afghan is the perfect project to use up your scrap yarn bits. I wanted lots of color in this afghan, so I grabbed a new color after two rows without planning or plotting. This is a lap sized afghan and perfect for movie night with your Lovies or snuggling while reading a favorite book.

granny stripe afghan with picot edging. SugarBeans.org

I made a larger Granny Stripe Afghan last winter using gray as a unifying color and it's HUGE; I love this smaller version as well. The picot edging was new for me; I  adore the way it finishes off this little lap blanket. 

Granny stripe afghan with picot edging. SugarBeans.org
Granny stripe afghan with picot edging. SugarBeans.org

Lots of colorful yarn made this a fun project. Raiding my stash to create something useful and pretty was a fun way to wile the gloomy, cold days away. And I loved learning a new stitch in the border edging. Next, I want to try making this in a rainbow variation for one of my girlies. 

Granny stripe afghan + picot edging. SugarBeans.org

Happy Monday, Dears! 
Are you learning any new techniques for your hobby?? Share please in the comments...

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Vintage Tote {Update}

Vintage Tote {Update}

I fell in love with a darling dark blue American Tourister bag found at a thrift store for $2. It was in great condition--no weird stinky smells or grossness inside the bag at all; just a little bit of wear on the outside pocket. After a year in my closet, I finally updated the bag for our upcoming summer vacation. And I love the way it turned out!

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Granny Square Eyeglass Case {gift it}

Granny Square Eyeglass Case {gift it}

Granny squares have been a huge part of this past winter for me. After I finished my Mini Granny Square Tech Case, I started on these fun and useful Granny Square Eyeglass Cases. It is put together in the same way as the tech case, so look to that post for a tutorial on the squares and scallops.  

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