This week’s features include how to make sausage potato soup, how to wear a gray leopard print top, 13 brilliant Ikea hacks, free crochet pattern for a cozy slouch hat, and a free embroidery pattern for Winter hoop art.
In last week’s Weekly Dose On Rockwood Lane #1, I shared some fun Winter finds. This week, I wanted to showcase a little more Winter before I move onto Valentine’s in next week’s.
Funny that I am trying to keep Winter around a little longer here because on my EyeLoveKnots blog, I am all about Valentine’s already mostly because Christmas and Winter decor is all packed away.
I recently shared a free crochet pattern for 18″ C2C Alphabet Squares that you can use to whip up some X and O throw pillows (like I’m doing) or wall hangings. I also shared a free crochet pattern for an easy C2C heart square – C2C Enamored Heart Afghan Square, that you can also use to make a throw pillow, wall hanging, blanket, and so many more things!
Kielbasa Potato Soup from The Kitchen is my Playground:
This delicious looking soup recipe popped into my inbox not too long ago, and it instantly made me want some! It looks so creamy, and warm, and delicious with a bunch of my favorites! Todd doesn’t like kielbasa, so I might cut the recipe in half, and try for lunch on one of my days off.
Gray Leopard Print Top (Outfit) from Lady in Violet:
What I really like about this top is that it’s gray! So much of leopard print is the browns, but I like the subtleness of this gray, and think it adds a bit of elegance. Super cute paired with black heels too.
13 Brilliant IKEA Hack Ideas for Home Organization from Sustain my Craft Habit:
This isn’t a true DIY find, but it is a great find (I think) with lots of awesome ways you can hack IKEA furniture. I am really impressed with the buffet transformation, and love the garage one too.
Casual Friday Slouch (Free Crochet Pattern) from Highland Hickory Designs:
The two things that caught my attention right off the bat – 1.) the beautiful colorway; 2.) the fun horizontal striped pattern. Both of these things made me just fall in love with this hat. The basic technique for creating this hat is such an easy way to work up a hat using any kind of stitch pattern – just like I did in my Slanted Shell Adult Slouchie Hat (also a free crochet pattern). Erica used Red Heart’s Boutique Unforgettable Yarn which is a more lightweight worsted weight yarn. I wouldn’t recommend anything heavier because the slouch part will come out more stiff.
Winter Themed Hand (Free Embroidery Pattern) from The Polka Dot Chair:
The phrase definitely reminds me of Christmas, but it’s definitely true for many places this time of year (not here in Florida). My favorite part of this artwork is the beaded “snowflakes”.
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