this week’s awesome finds

It’s March and winter has returned for its (hopefully) last hurrah with much snowiness and bitter winds. So, welcome to a very cozy episode of awesome finds! :D

This phone case is ingenious — you open the case by taking off the helmet, which is latched onto the button nose when closed! (I don’t think Darth Vader would like me using the words “button nose” on him. But there it is, his nose is a button.) Paid pattern by Anna Vozika on Ravelry. There’s a Yoda version too!

 

I love kimono slippers, I think they’re very stylish. And these are very easy to knit, I just wonder where one could buy thick wool felt for the soles, if not buying the felt soles from the online store. Maybe an alternative would be flip flop soles, but that’s less cozy. From Joe’s Toes

 

A perfect stash-buster project with stylish chevrons. From Dandelion Daze.

 

A lovely, squishy stitch that I think would make a nice seat cover or a bath mat. Or a clutch with that funky neon yellow! From Notey / Behooked Crochet.

 

Really like the asymmetrical stripes on this cardigan. It uses thick wool and large needles so it should be a quick make… Can one have too many cardigans? From Of Two Wands.

 

 

Did you know that sprouts could grow in a jar? Magical! This means that winter doesn’t stop us from doing some kind of gardening. Not that I do any kind of gardening in the spring/summer… But this is probably the easiest, lowest maintenance, most kid-friendly kind of gardening ever. We bought a sprouting jar from Young Urban Farmers at a community fair recently, and have already harvested and enjoyed the adzuki sprouts! Unfortunately they don’t seem to sell the sprouting jars online, but here’s a tutorial on how to make your own from Pass the Pistil. The friendly urban farmer at the fair did say to buy sprouts from here rather than bulk barn to get better germination rates. I also post about our sprouting progress on Instagram if you’d like to check it out! :D

 

Finally, you can cheer anyone up and chase the winter blahs away with this unicorn puppet made with an origami heart! From Willow Day.

Wishing everyone a good week filled with simple joys :)

 

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