Easy Knit Dishcloth Pattern

Easy Knit Dishcloth Pattern

I love my knit dishcloths. They are scrubby, but also a perfect quick little project that you can start and finish in an hour or two. They are perfect for beginners or anyone who’s a novice, casual knitter – like me!
I’ve made dishcloths for a while and have slowly morphed the pattern into one I like. Here is my pattern.

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I Heart Cables Knit Beanie

I Heart Cables Knit Beanie

I started this touque in 2015. I know that because I was pregnant with my first daughter and was making it as a gift for a friend’s son. I got frustrated with the cabels and how long it was taking and packed it away. Covid-19 comes and brings with it the motivation to finish it. It won’t fit him now but, luckily, one of my girls will fit it next year.

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Vintage Window Command Centre Tutorial

Vintage Window Command Centre Tutorial

I used to crank out DIY projects monthly. However, I now have two littles and I cook more. Here is a DIY that took me 4 months, but should have taken a weekend, or an afternoon. *shrug* Here is my Vintage Window turns Command Centre! Also known as that place I put my toddler’s crafts.

Vintage Window turns Command Centre Decor | leave it to Joy

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Vintage Glider Refresh

Vintage Glider Refresh

Vintage Glider Refresh | leave it to Joy

I bought this vintage glider second hand from a nice lady who had rocked all her babies, and grand-babies to sleep for naps in this chair. I got it for $40 Canadian. I probably could have bartered a little harsher for it, but I see them for sale often for over double that! The cushions were worn from all the baby rocking and needed some extra padding and a fresh fabric.

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DIY Rustic Outdoor Christmas Trees

DIY Rustic Outdoor Christmas Trees

DIY Rustic Outdoor Christmas Trees | leave it to Joy

Here is a festive decorative DIY inspired by some rustic trees I stumbled upon at HomeSense. Not sure who to give the credit to for the design but I thought it would be too easy not to replicate.

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Knitting: DIY Chunky Throw Blanket

Knitting: DIY Chunky Throw Blanket

DIY Chunky Throw Blanket | leave it to Joy

The DIY Mommy did a really classy arm knit blanket that inspired this DIY. Check out her blanket here. She uses this YouTube Tutorial by Simply Maggie, you can quick link to here.

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DIY Hanging Orchid Centerpieces

DIY Hanging Orchid Centerpieces

I was out shopping for an area rug and stumbled upon a beautifully set dining room table with 3 unique center pieces, which inspired this insanely easy DIY.

 

 

 

 

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Knitting: Girls Smocked Tunic

Knitting: Girls Smocked Tunic


This project took me about 10 months to pick away at, I finished it and it will probably be the first and last article of clothing I knit. Find the Ravelry Pattern here. Read more

Love You to the Moon Quilt

Love You to the Moon Quilt

Love you to the Moon Quilt | leave it to Joy

I made this quilt for a tiny little newborn, who just turned 1. Happy Birthday, Little Man! I’m finally going to share it with you. I used this Pinterest Post as my template and collected some star and moon themed fabrics to create this chunky design. The design wasn’t overly tedious, or complicated, which made it very enjoyable to sew and reignited my love of quilting.  Read more

DIY Chalk Sandwich Board Tutorial

DIY Chalk Sandwich Board Tutorial

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I love hosting events, but one area that I really could use a little more effort on is decorating. With a birthday party coming up I came up with this idea for a sandwich board. I love all the chalk board stuff floating around the internet and wanted a way for me to bring that into my home. Find my Pinterest love of chalk boards here. Read more