This year our family had 6 teachers we wanted to thank – all of whom have helped our children in profound and wonderful ways. And, like most families, we’re on a budget. So for our special teachers this year, I came up with the Planting Seeds Flower Pot Cozy and printable card!
A dear friend of mine got to be an extra on Portlandia last year, and I quickly got hooked on the show! So when I decided to make a little birdie applique to decorate some of the flower pot cozies, I couldn’t resist using the catchphrase from one of their sketches – Put a Bird On It!
Crochet mandalas are everywhere right now! They’re beautiful and fun to make, ranging from the sublimely simple to the excruciatingly complex. I was inspired to design my own, but I wanted it to have a practical purpose too. And a reader request for coasters and placemats was just the spark I needed! The Magic Spike Mandala was born!