Showing posts with label crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label crafts. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Neck Warmers For My Girls

Decided to make a few neck warmers for my girls.  I love the turquoise, teal, squiggly yarn; it's so soft! It's another lovely yarn by Red Heart.  You can find it here on Amazon (delivered right to your door).   I used a very simple crochet stitch to make the cowl (neck warmer).  It's a bit tricky because the yarn is so bumpy that it makes it difficult to know where your stitches are, but eventually I found a way by using my fingers to feel the stitch instead of relying on my eyes alone.  

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The dark pink one is made of this super soft, velvety yarn (it's nice and think).  You can find this velvety yarn here on Amazon.  To make this neck warmer, I started with a chain (the width I wanted the cowl to be and then I crocheted  in the back loop (when you do this, you get that lovely ribbed effect that looks just like knitting but way faster).  I basically make a rectangle, joined both ends and then crocheted the seam closed.  I used a large hook for crocheting this cowl, hook US #8.  I got mine here for a good price.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Have Fun with Polymer Clay!

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

They've Outdone Themselves!

This deal is a win/win:  You get a great deal and I get a compensation!

Cricut has outdone themselves with this amazing, electronic cutter! It does so much more than cut paper... You really need to see how versatile this machine is.  I am amazed by its potential!
  • It can cut over 60 different materials, from vinyl to leather;
  • You'll have free access to Cricut's Design Space™ online software and iPad® app;
  • You'll be able to upload your own images and use your own fonts -- for free!
  • It comes with over 25 free 1-click projects and 50+ free images to get you started right away;
  • If you want to use the machine to write or score, you can easily swap out your cutting cartridge with the Cricut Explore One™ Accessory Adapter and Pen 

They're even offering free shipping with this coupon code.  But hurry, you only have until the end of May: MAYSHIP

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Cricut Monthly or Yearly Subscription: Which One?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Learn to Make Your Own Clothes

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Leather Moccasins for My Grand Daughter

I finished my grand daughter's moccasins!  This was a long overdue project.  Since my grand daughter is still quite young and doesn't necessarily fit in these yet, I didn't hurry too much! 

I found the pattern for these on Etsy.  I purchased the pattern from a lovely Etsy seller from Slovenia.  I had to check on the world map to see where this country was.  It's surrounded by Italy, Croatia and Austria.  The seller is a pleasure to deal with.  Click here to see more of her tutorials; they're delivered directly into your email after you've paid. 

Once I had the pattern, I shopped for some fun colored leather and I found this wonderful leather shop here.  This Etsy seller has an amazing array of beautifully colored and patterned leather pieces for your special project!

The last thing I needed was sinew.  Because of the leather being pink and apple green, I didn't want your regular color sinew; it didn't look too good together, so I opted for some synthetic sinew, which is in fact a heavy, waxed thread.  I chose the white because it was the only color that seemed to go with my project.  It wasn't quite thick enough so I doubled the thread and that worked out great!  This artificial sinew is very strong and is wonderful to work with.  The seller uses it for baskets.

Every part of my little moccasins was hand sewn, which I really enjoyed doing while watching a movie.  I finished the inside with a dark purple felt insole and an apple green ribbon with knotted tips as laces.  I then added my special touch - my signature with love!

There is something beautiful about hand making a gift for someone special!