Tuesday, August 4, 2020

What Are You Doing? August 2020 Social Hop


Hello and welcome to this month's What Are You Doing? Social Hop! The weather in Florida is hot and humid in August, and hurricanes are stirring. I am waiting to see posts of fall leaves and changing weather. I hope you can share your seasons with me!

What are you working on? 
Got any current WIPs (works in progress) that you'd like to share? Got any how-to videos posted recently or in the past couple of months? Have any interesting adventures of things you tried with your family? You can share whatever creative outlet your interest is in. 
  • Share a link from your blog, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, or other social media platforms. 
  • Link to a post or page of your blog, not just the main website.
  • Limit four links per person, please!
  • All links will be shared on my Pinterest board. See what other bloggers have been posting!

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What have I been doing?
I'm happy to have finished two projects last month. One was this watermelon style bag, and another was a couple of watermelon cozies. This month I am working on something with plarn. I talked about plarn in the past on my blog. I am planning to make more plarn things this month. Also it's fall crafting and pumpkin time!  

How is life going for you in this "stay at home" time? Start a conversation in the comments below or on my Hand Craft Love Instagram page! 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

What Are You Doing? July 2020 Social Hop


Hello everyone, July is here. This is month 7 of the longest year (I didn't mean to rhyme!)
The virus is keeping some of us home and others on the front lines. There are still tensions online and in the news. A reminder to be conscious of others and support one another in the things we post. 💞

What are you working on? 
Got any current WIPs (works in progress) that you'd like to share? Got any how-to videos posted recently or in the past couple of months? Have any interesting adventures of things you tried with your family? You can share whatever creative outlet your interest is in. 
  • Share a link from your blog, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, or other social media platforms. 
  • Link to a post or page of your blog, not just the main website.
  • Limit four links per person, please!
  • All links will be shared on my Pinterest board. See what other bloggers have been posting!

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What have I been doing?


This month, I have had an amazing opportunity to volunteer with my job at one of the testing sites in my area. I get to see first-hand what the swabbing process is like, and I get to experience it is the hot weather that is Florida. I'm so honored to be a part of the cause.

In crocheting, I had a plan to make a bag with this yarn I purchased from Target. I finally was able to complete it in one sitting. Here's to making more bags for the summer.

How is life going for you in this "stay at home" time? Start a conversation in the comments below or on my Hand Craft Love Instagram page! 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

What Are You Doing? June 2020 Social Hop


Oh hey, June. Half of the year has passed. So many things have happened, and there's a lot to process. Let us take this time on our posts to be conscious of others and show support.

This month will be open to all posts, but especially posts regarding #blacklivesmatter, including educational and informative posts. I know many small businesses are silencing their posting this week. I want my hop to be one of knowledge and understanding. I know my experience of racism does not compare to what other BIPOC have faced in the lifetime. 

Let us remember the importance of what this time in our lives will bring. Will the things we do and the way we respond bring equity to the lives of our future generations?

What are you working on? 
Got any current WIPs (works in progress) that you'd like to share? Have some vacation posts? Got any how-to videos posted this month? You can share whatever creative outlet your interest is in. Share a link from your blog, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, etc! 
  • Please link to a page or post of your blog/Instagram/Facebook etc, not just the main website.
  • Limit four links per person, please!
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What have I been doing?


To be honest, I haven't been able to crochet as much over the past few weeks. We are still working from home, but are still busy working. This past week I have been thinking and reading and learning. 

How is life going for you in this "stay at home" time? Start a conversation in the comments below or on my Hand Craft Love Instagram page! 

Monday, May 4, 2020

What Are You Doing? May 2020 Social Hop


Hey hey it's May! Welcome to this month's social medial hop!

I am calling this a social media hop since we are including posts from all avenues of social media. Let's start with what you have to share!

What are you working on? 
Got any current WIPs (works in progress) that you'd like to share? Have some vacation posts? Got any how-to videos posted this month? You can share whatever creative outlet your interest is in. Share a link from your blog, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, etc! 
  • Please link to a page or post of your blog/Instagram/Facebook etc, not just the main website.
  • Limit four links per person, please!
  • All the links will be shared on my Pinterest board. See what has been posted!

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What have I been doing?

I am in the progress of making a large dog bed for our dog Baxter. You might have seen some of his photos on my Instagram. PS, he now has an Instagram because of quarantine and my husband having so many photos of him on his phone! Follow him at https://www.instagram.com/baxteroftampa/!

How is life going for you in this "stay at home" time? Start a conversation in the comments below or on my Hand Craft Love Instagram page! 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Earth Day 2020 - Loving the Planet

Happy Earth Day! I'm glad I didn't get to miss the day this year because this year is its 50th anniversary. In this interesting time of our lives, I always think about how different the world is right now. One of the bright sides of this pandemic is that there is less smog in the air. The air quality is improving. Residents can see buildings and mountains because of the increased air quality.
Source from The Washington Post 
I found this article from The Washington Post, and they show a map of the United States and a map of Europe. It shows a comparison of air quality from the beginning of 2019 verses what it is currently. I'm amazed that in a matter of months, the air quality has greatly improved. 

What else can we do for the planet? Along with recycling items, it is best to figure out ways to reuse recyclable and non-recyclable products. If you want to try your hand at gardening and growing your own produce, try reusing everyday containers. I created a seed growing pod with a wet mop cloth container and toilet paper tubes. You fold the bottom into itself, fill them up with soil and start planting.
 Once the plant is situated, you can transport the whole paper roll to a larger container or directly in the ground. The paper roll is biodegradable!
The new seeding is a snap pea plant! 


Are you a crafty person that wants to reduce waste? Yesterday I watched the Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird on Youtube. She reminded me about Earth Day! She gave a great talk about recycled yarns and reusing plastics bags to make plarn. Go check out the video below, and subscribe to Marly Bird's channel!


I also wrote a few blog posts about plarn and recycling t-shirts and jeans back in the day. Still good posts to remind me how to make plarn!


One final link! Sign up for TerraCycle.com to research their recycling programs and how to recycle various items that we are not sure how to recycle. You can order zero waste boxes and learn more about eliminating single-use products. They even have a section for DIY upcycling projects!

What are you doing for Earth Day?

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

What Are You Doing? April 2020 Social Hop


Wow, it's April. How weird last month has turned into. I am working from home now. I am surprised by how much I am enjoying my time at home. I don't have to drive anywhere. I can dress more comfortably. I thought I was more of an extrovert. But I am seeing real extrovert's reactions and how uncomfortable they are being separated from other people has made me realize that I am a homebody. 

On that note, I have been trying to improve the look of the blog. I finally created a new title header for this monthly hop. I am now calling this a social media hop since we are including posts from all avenues of social media. 

Since things have been changing everywhere, let's start with the social hop first!

What are you working on? 

Got any current WIPs (works in progress) that you'd like to share? Have some vacation posts? Got any how-to videos posted this month? You can share whatever creative outlet your interest is in. Share a link from your blog, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, etc! 
  • Please link to a page or post of your blog/Instagram/Facebook etc, not just the main website.
  • Limit two links per person, please!
  • Everyone's links will be shared on my Pinterest page. Pinterest.com/saracraft

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What else have I been doing?

I did find a pattern that I am focusing on at the moment. I am working on the Everygirl Sweater from Hooked on Homemade Happiness. I'm so happy that I am working on something for myself! The Caron cakes color Turkish delight was very close to the color she used. Hers is plum crisp.

Other than that, I'm trying to get used to this new way of working from home. I have done some new baking and cooking things, and I have created more DIY projects. I also have been taking care of my plants. I post more of my projects on my personal Instagram http://instagram.com/silvercchile.

How is life going for you in this "stay at home" time? Start a conversation in the comments below or on my Hand Craft Love Instagram page! 

Monday, March 2, 2020

What Are You Doing? March 2020 Blog Hop


Hey March! It's the third month of the year, and I thought it should jump back in to the blog hop. I might change the name though, since you can share more than blogs on this hop!

What have I been doing?


What are you working on? 

Got any current WIPs (works in progress) that you'd like to share? Have some vacation posts? Got any how-to videos posted this month? You can share whatever creative outlet your interest is in. Share a link from your blog, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, etc! 


 Enter your link information below:

  • Please link to a page or post of your blog/instagram/facebook, not just the main website.
  • Limit two links per person, please!
  • Everyone's links will be shared on my Pinterest page. Pinterest.com/saracraft




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