As you know I don’t crochet or knit, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love some of those wonderful yarns that are out there. I came across a few simple ideas to make scarves that you don’t need any special skills.
Honestly WTF This is an Etsy pattern from Zoom Yummy
There is no link for this scarf but you could follow the instructions for the scarf from Honestly WTF. Video from Redheart yarn
OK this is not a scarf and it is crocheted, but maybe you don’t wear scarves or don’t have the patience to make a whole scarf and a chain stitch is really hard to mess up. Craftaholics Anonymous
When it comes to quilting I usually go for the art quilt. They are fun to sew and are forgiving when it comes to lining up corners. You can use all kinds of medium when making an art quilt because it is something that won’t get washed. (a little vacuuming will do) And if you don’t like the results you can cut it apart and use it in something else. Today I thought I would post some inspirational pictures along with a link to my favorite show “Quilting Arts”. Enjoy!
by Darra Williamson
Nancy G. Cook
And here is the link to Quilting Arts TV. This program comes on our local PBS channel. Each week 2 or 3 quilt artist demonstrate their quilting talents. Great place to learn new techniques.
Trinkets in Bloom shows a tunic that she ice dyed and it is beautiful. I love how the colors turned out using this ice dyed method. Head on over to her blog where the tutorial is and you too can do a great hand dyed project. I have a quilt idea that I want a piece of hand dyed fabric for and I think this method will give me the perfect piece to work with. Fingers crossed.
Hi! I have been so busy lately that I haven’t had time to sit down and write. My aunt, mother-in-law and I just got a little space that we are renting in a market. I have been busy sewing and filling the space. It is a lot of fun, a little bit of a gamble, not sure we are in the right spot for us, but it is a start. Then next week I am going the “Sewing Expo”. I am so excited! Four days of classes and products and people who love to sew. And Nancy Zieman (Sewing with Nancy) is going to be there. What fun.
Today I am looking at paper beads. They are fun to make and most of us have the craft supplies we need at home. Recycle junk mail or old magazines, a little glue, tooth pick or wood skewer, and a foam tray are about all you need. I like to add a gloss finish. I have included a few DIY’s so you can decide how you want to make your beads. Remember how you cut the paper makes a difference to the shape of the bead.
Better Homes and Garden
If you are looking for something fun to do with kids head on over to The Crafty Crow. There are six links for ideas to use recycled cardboard. They all look like fun.
My husband deserves a wonderful Valentines gift. That being said, it is not an easy task. It needs to be personal, not too mushy, healthy and not bust the budget. No romantic get-away to the Caribbean as nice as it sounds. So I have been gathering ideas. I think I will step out of my ordinary routine and first make him breakfast. (I would do it in bed, but he is an early riser) What better way to start the day than with bacon hearts.The Paper Mama
Then pack a lunch (again something I rarely do) in a fun take-out box. This one from Tammy Mitchell Designs is designed for a miniature take-out box, but I can enlarge the idea. Take-out boxes can be found at your local craft store.
Then after a long day of work maybe something for soaking in the whirlpool tub. Creating Sisterhood has a great recipe for Cinnamon Oatmeal Milk Bath. Very easy and most of the ingredients can be found in your kitchen.Pretty sure he will like all of this, who doesn’t liked to be pampered once in a while?