While we stay inside .. Why not cultivate a hobby?

In this post I will focus on why it’s great to start up a hobby.
It’s easy to get bored during these times at home. Maybe you even feel unproductive as you scroll through your phone or watch episodes and movies back-to-back. Our brains like to move, so of course we can beat ourselves up when the day is unfruitful. It’s the little things that make us feel productive, such as crafts or fun projects we work on step by step. Knitting and crocheting are great ways to keep your mind busy, because they’re easy to learn, it relaxes the mind and the body, and it’s a good pastime while you’re off from school or work.

Knitting and crocheting may seem difficult to learn, but in actuality, it’s not that bad! You just need to find the right materials and the right source of learning. Once you get the hang of the weaving and the movements, it’s downhill from there.

Crochet or knitting also relaxes the mind and body greatly. After a long day, I find that crafting is my happy place. I love working on a project next to the fireplace, watching a relaxing show with my family and crocheting or knitting away. Time passes so quickly too! So if you’re looking for something relaxing but brain training at the same time, knitting and crocheting are for you.
As previously mentioned, it’s a wonderful way to pass the time when you’re not busy with work. It doesn’t take tiring effort either as other crafts do. You just need to stay on that steady pattern and before you know it, you’re done!

There are many reasons why knitting and crocheting are such popular crafts, and why it’s been something passed down from generation to generation. And don’t get me wrong, it isn’t necessarily easy. It takes time, patience, effort, and space. But trust me, it’s all worth it! And that’s why it’s awesome to cultivate a hobby. It helps you relax and it also gives you something to do while at home. Knitting and crocheting are great for that reason!

This crochet pattern is available at my Etsy Shop now!

Coming soon! I’ll be working on a series to teach how to knit and crochet. We’ll focus on the basics first. Then we’ll start advanced projects, and we will have fun along the way! We’ll work on beanie hats, then scarves, then blankets, and finally we’ll get into pot holders and coasters. I hope I can teach you all how to knit and crochet!

Check my Etsy shop and check my Downloadable patterns!

Zig zag blanket ( also work in progress ). This pattern will soon be available at my Etsy shop!

Stay Home if You Can

First, thank you so much for your support to my small business, and for all the appreciation you’ve shown to me in your reviews since 2014!

As you know, the coronavirus pandemic is a very serious matter. Our country is on a national emergency due to the coronavirus, since it is spreading very rapidly. I believe it should be taken very seriously and all pre-cautionary measures should be used. This means that I won’t be selling handmade items and mailing them to customers. This would put myself and others at risk. However, I will be transitioning all my shop to downloadable items you can purchase. I know many of you will be bummed and I am too. However, our health is the priority.

As always, please take the steps you need to in order to keep yourself and others safe. I’m no expert when it comes to global pandemics, but always wash your hands, don’t touch your face, and practice regular hygiene. If you are sick, follow the procedures and steps necessary to keep yourself and everyone else safe. Wipe down surfaces, quarantine if you are sick or at risk and if you are sick, until the sickness passes. Stay informed always. This time may seem scary, but don’t panic, this too shall pass. This won’t go on forever and things will definitely calm down.

I hope that my downloadable crochet and Knitting patterns help you and bring joy to you and others around you. If you know how to knit or crochet then maybe you find a novel pattern in my shop that you had not seen before. if you do not know how to knit or crochet and always wanted to learn then this is a great time to set aside some time for that. We are being asked to stay inside, to be home and away from concentrations of people to help stop the spread of the virus. So what better moment to cultivate a hobby and love for crocheting or knitting. It is very relaxing so it may even help with the natural anxiety the current situation may cause. I will provide more details about new patterns that I will be posting, but in the mean time take a look at what’s posted in my shop already. I am leaving some pictures and images here if you want to start browsing.

Thank you, and stay safe! If you are sick, I sincerely hope you feel better soon.

Boho Chic Crocheted Bracelet Pattern
What patterns would you like to see in my shop?

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Fa la la la la 🎄🎼🎄🎼

Where did 2019 go? We are now heading into this year’s Christmas season and the year will soon be gone!

As usual, I like to put together some unique, handmade decoration and gift ideas for the season of joy.

The reindeer and snow red scrunchies and the elegant red scrunchies below are available both in my Etsy shop and in my Hair accessories online shop also.

This year I also started to create some unique, fun, farmhouse fabric trees. Here they are and here is also the link to them.

Click here to learn more about this Farmhouse, country style holiday decoration.

New year – New you. Right? I always like to start the new year a bit more organized! So I designed and created a plastic bag dispenser which will make your life so much easier. It’s so handy and I designed them in beautiful fabric options.

You may choose from Fitness motivation, sunflowers, Pineapples and/or holiday theme fabrics! Click Here to learn more.

Finally, this year I started making amigurumi mini crocheted cacti in real clay pots with plant marker tags. They’re adorable! People have been reacting very positively to them and getting them from my shop. They make very cute gifts for garden enthusiasts, for Moms, Dads, coworkers, for BFFs and even for self!

They’re available individually and in sets. Find out more about these cuties here! 🌵

Have fun and enjoy this time of the year. Wishing you all Merry Christmas!🎄😊

Chunky Knits for Doll House

I love the look of this ! 🙂

It brings back so many memories. My favorite gift was accessories for my miniature doll house. Growing up , it was also my girls favorite gift to get on Christmas Day! 🎄

You may find this miniature chunky rug here.

The shop that makes these can make them in dark grey , light grey or any other colors. For small items like this the shop charges $0 shipping in the US.

Top 3 Tips for Making Stamped Ornaments

It’s no surprise. The holidays are coming. I love sharing with family and friends and the opportunity to just set aside some time for conversations around the table. But before all that, I do stress a bit about my home decorations. Every year I look for something different and unique to add to my traditional Christmas decoration. So for this year I made this heart shaped ornament stamped with an evergreen leaf from my backyard.

If you have no intention of working with clay, and you simply want to get enough of these to fill some or all of your Christmas tree then here is where you may go to buy these.

My top 3 tips for making these ornaments:

  1. Air dry clay works best than oven bake clay for these ornaments.
  2. If you are using an evergreen leave, or any fresh elements, choose a fresh one every time, and throw it away after use. In the case of the evergreens, if you reuse the same evergreen leave after a few days then there will be fragments of the dried up leave stuck into and all over your fresh clay. It will be very difficult to get all the pieces out and the clay dough will be dirty. You may end up having to redo all the work.
  3. Choose a festive ribbon to match your Christmas tree and overall holiday decoration around the house.

If you have other tips to share add them in the comments please. I hope you set aside some time to relax and make holiday decorations this year!

Happy holidays! 🙂

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Loving your Likes

ForBlogMyBedSideTMy Instagram account has been pampered with 80 likes and sweet comments. Thank you to Thread Boutique for sending me this beautiful picture of my ring dishes. I’m humbled by this show of appreciation for my work. I rarely get so many likes, so I am over the moon!

Thread Boutique really knows how to market and display our products. It takes a great deal of good taste and refinement too.

These personalized ring dishes are handmade by me. Thread has them in the Denver LODO location, near the Rockies stadium. An awesome location! They are partnering with me so if you are ever in town and don’t see your preferred letter initial please fill out a card and Nessa will contact me and I’ll get your order ready.

My Etsy shop carries these ring dishes all year round. They are great for bride, for bridesmaids gifts, for BFF or simply for you.

Shop the latest photo from MyBedsideTreasures on Etsy

Jewelry dish holding my favorite earrings by my night table! Never loose another earring again!

These dishes are Handmade with beautiful finishes. They are great for bridesmaids gifts, mother’s day gift, bride’s gift, birthday gift, or simply for yourself. It’s a great way to organize jewelry or small items around the house.

More about these jewelry dishes here.

Minimalist Designs from MyBedsideTreasures on Etsy

Made with minimalists in mind. These minimalist earrings look perfect on this minimalist jewelry dish.

If you are like me, maybe you have lost an earring or two after going to bed and not paying attention to where your earrings fell somewhere on the bed or by your night table. This is why I appreciate jewelry organization options.

This shop carries a nice collection of beautiful, elegant marbled color designs and delicate personalized jewelry dishes.

More about the shop here.

This shop offers free shipping in the US. Also, their packaging will match your jewelry dish color pattern too.

I find these as a great option for birthday gifts, Mother’s Day Gift, Bridesmaids gifts, bride gift, mother of the bride gift or great to add as wedding decorations.

Jewelry organizers by MyBedsideTreasures on Etsy

Today our topic is organization. I’m liking this marbled jewelry dish and I am impressed with this beautiful packaging. An eco-friendly box with decorated top in matching colors arrives containing the jewelry dish. The jewelry dish will be wrapped in bubble wrap and more bubble wrap will be protecting the box in transit. This customer picture does not show the bubble wrap. Customer shared this pic because she loved the presentation and was amazed by the decorations on the box! If you are thinking to get this for someone then this jewelry dish is gift giving ready!

All designs are different and not one is like the other; Really OOAK and very functional.

About organization, these jewelry dishes keep rings, earrings, pendants, necklace or any other special treasure by the bedside at night. What a clever idea! It’s also small enough to fit in almost any area of the night table, dresser or any bathroom countertop.

This shop makes these dishes in marbled colors, or monogrammed with letter initials, and each one is edged with metallic paint. They take custom orders too, so I’m thinking bride’s gifts or wedding decor!

Below are a few pics of other jewelry dishes in the shop.

Shop link:

MyBedsideTreasures on Etsy