All of these crafts are crafttastic. -this quote is the most important. << Right? People assume DIY = cheap and generic. Usually it means one-of-a-kind and hell-of-a-lotta-time; with a side of spent a ton of money to get-the-supplies.
Things with "French" in the title are usually fancy, right? Poodles, perfume, pastries. But French drains are nothing more than a ditch in the ground, inset with a perforated pipe under a layer of gravel.
Using pencil grips on crochet hooks to make them easy to grip! Brilliant!!!!! If it doesn't fit quite right, slip a piece of plastic tubing over hook, then slip pencil grip on. By the way, they are a good value at the Dollar Store.
In case you missed it - THIS brilliant trick will keep your toilet clean and fresh for much longer!