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DIY ROPED MACRAME NECKLACE. 14th March 2013 If you haven’t yet heard of Knots & Knits, then you’re in for a real treat. Megan Todd is the talented designer behind this unique label for which she designs and hand makes the most epic clutches, bags and necklaces – painstakingly knitted out of rope using knitting needles as big as tent poles (seriously!). If I had any idea where to start with knitting, Megan might just inspire me to take up my own tent poles, but sometimes this quality of craftsmanship is best left to the professionals. What I love most is that Megan has taken a traditional craft such as knitting and turned it into something so incredibly fashion forward (a hint of neon anyone?).

Check out her website if you don’t believe me (hands off the cobalt clutch – it’s mine!). Megan is first up in a new series here on A Pair & A Spare where a collective of your favourite designers and artists will give you an insight into their craft with exclusive how-tos for you to replicate. Pin It You need: Pin It How to: 1. A pair and a spare . diy fashion: DIY PORCELAIN JEWELRY STAND. Kitschy Digitals :: FREEBIES. As a mostly-vegetarian, I draw a lot of quizzical looks when I start spouting how much I love Thanksgiving. And I LOVE Thanksgiving! The football, the food, the promise of Black Friday shopping. For me it doesnt have anything to do with turkey. Eating turkey would keep me from eating more pie, so forget that. But every time someone says Happy Turkey Day instead of Happy Thanksgiving we are reminded that turkey is the reason for the season as far as our stomachs are concerned, and lucky for us they are so darn cute!

Stitch up this turkey to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, and ALL of his chain stitched feathers, whether eating turkey is your thing or not. Included: One PDF pattern. Finished Size: Intended for 6 embroidery hoop. Suggested DMC Floss: #310: Black; #321: Red; #677: Yellow/Cream; #728: Yellow; #801: Brown; #932: Blue; #B5200: White. Notes: Use 2 strands of DMC Floss throughout, unless otherwise noted. Stitches Used: Back Stitch, Chain Stitch, French Knots, Satin Stitch. Retro camera pouch | TheMakingSpot.

For fantastic cross stitch ideas, visit the CrossStitcher website for all the latest news plus bonus free charts. If you're a knitting fan, drop into Simply Knitting and The Knitter for great free patterns and wonderfully woolly news and events. And for gorgeous crochet and handy tutorials, click over to the Simply Crochet website now. Thank you for supporting The Making Spot - wishing you lots of happy crafting. Make origami bows from magazine pages. Turns out it's oddly satisfying to make a bow from a single square of scrap paper. No glue or tape needed; just a scissors to make a couple of cuts. These are folded from graph paper I stole from Alex's stash, a piece of origami paper, and a chopped-up Martha Stewart magazine.

I trimmed the paper into 6" squares and followed the excellent instructions posted at Let's Create. These will be handy at Christmas when we need to mail packages or stack boxes in the car for a road trip, since the bows can be squashed completely flat. What's new? Terwijl ik dit weekend doorbracht op de nieuwe bank, kijkend naar het schaatsen op een prachtig baantje midden in Budapest, (wat er Zo idyllisch uitzag, onder de volle maan, dat ik bijna meteen van de bank wilde komen om er naar toe te reizen, bij voorkeur in een koets met 4 zwarte paarden, inclusief woest uitziende koetsier..natuurlijk) bedacht ik me.. dat ik wel zin had in een gezellig handwerkje, maar wat?

Soms heb ik het gevoel dat alles al gedaan is ook door mij, dekens, dassen, bloemen, slingertjes, maar telt dat eigenlijk niet voor alles? Dat is op zich een verlammende gedachte voor welk idee dan ook... en misschien gaat het ook niet om Grote nieuwe ideeën maar om Varianten van wat er al is je eigen invulling.. dus probeerde ik van alles uit (dat is het voornamelijk, met het maken van dingen gewoon proberen, weer opnieuw, en nog maar een keer, totdat je Iets hebt waarvan je denkt: Ja..) uiteindelijk maakte ik deze misschien vind je het leuk om m zelf ook te proberen, moeilijk is het niet.. stel jezelf dan voor:

I'd like to be under an apple tree .. (diy) Na mijn verhaal over caravans onder appelbomen, begon ik zomaar kleine appeltjes te haken, geen idee (ha) waar dat vandaan kwam, hing een vliegengordijn en gordijntjes op in de enige caravan die ik bezit en droomde nog eens weg, heb je ook zin om onder een appelboom te zitten (in gedachten) zo haak je de appeltjes: ik krijg regelmatig mailtjes van mensen die haakpatronen liever uitgeschreven hebben dus: haak 4 losse-maak een ring- ronde 1: haak 2 losse-2 dubbele stokjes in de ring- 8 stokjes-2 dubbele stokjes- dan ronde 2: vasten op elke steek- meerder (dus 2 in 1) in steek nr.4-10-12-16 (dat komt allemaal niet zo nauw, als je er maar 4 meerdert op de hoeken) ga verder met groen-haak 10 losse- terugsteken naar nr.9 1 keer doorhalen-vaste-half stokje-vaste- vastezetten op nr.5 (dat is het blaadje) dan 3 lossen- dan het begindraadje van het steeltje en het draadje in de ring goed vastknopen aan elkaar (zit het steeltje goed stevig) en dan (mijn favoriet...) afkanten. dat klinkt allemaal vrij lastig, zo uitgeschreven, -x-

Free Download: Printable Jam Labels « packagery. Free Download: Printable Floral Tags « packagery. Free. How to make a fox cushion. Made entirely from reclaimed fabric and scraps of felt, this cushion is a freeform, 'fly by the seat of your pants' sewing project that encourages you to cut loose and have some fun. This cheeky fella is the perfect couch companion. What you need 1m patterned cotton fabric 1 square of orange craft felt Scraps of white, black and brown craft felt Wadding (batting) Long, thin, blunt object (knitting needle or chopstick) Pins and needles Fabric scissors and paper scissors Tape measure Thread Dressmaker's pen Sewing machine 1.

Try a templateIf you're nervous about creating a fox shape on the fabric make a mini template in advance before you begin. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Pin the completed face into position on the fox head. Using your sewing machine, sew all around the shape, about 0.5cm (1∕8in) from the edge. 10. Using your machine, sew them together, leaving the bottom edge open. 11.

Time for turningThis step is simple, but it is time consuming. 12. 13. DIY pearly and colourful bracelets. If you're also taking down all Christmas decorations this weekend and if you happen to have some pearly garland, don't toss it away! Here's a perfect DIY to recycle some of it into colourful bracelets you'll be able to wear all year long. My mum and I were inspired to make these during the holidays, after seeing these beauties a few months ago. We used: simple braceletsa bit of pearl garland (any repetitive chain of small pearls or crystals would do too)a glue gunsome colourful embroidery thread Gather your material.Glue your pearly garland on the bracelet. I've been pairing mine with other bracelets from my collection... Bracelets. DIY Braided Bead Bracelet. It’s been awhile since our last bracelet DIY. I don’t know about you, but our wrists have been begging for another colorful addition for months now.

So after playing with some materials that were already on hand, we’ve created a tutorial for a braided bead bracelet, which is a not so distant cousin of the hex nut and wrap bracelet. Because honestly, you can never have too many . . . You’ll need: Cut the waxed linen cord into a 26″ and 19″ piece. Fold the longer strand in half.

Tie a knot about half an inch down from the loops. Start braiding the strands. Push the bead against the base of the braid, and cross the left strand over the middle. Keep a finger at the base of the braid, holding the beads in their place and keeping the braid tight. Finish the bracelet with another inch of braided cord, measuring it against the wrist. Thread on a two hole button – two strands through one hole and one strand through another. Trim the end. Your bracelet is finished! (all images by HonestlyWTF) How To :: Cheery Wave Ripple Blanket. All Natural Lip Balm.

The week leading up to the new year wasn't exactly how I had pictured it. It was the last week of the boys winter break. I had envisioned walks around downtown looking at the lights, taking down the Christmas tree together, continuing our holiday baking marathon and maybe even a little post Christmas mall browsing. But alas, none of those things happened. The flu happened. Or rather, what I guess must have been the flu. Whatever it was took whatever energy (and appetite) I had left to give 2011. Thankfully, I had made a big batch of lip balm the week before Christmas to give as little handmade gifts to my girlfriends. This recipe is super simple. The recipe came from this blog last year and I tweaked it a bit and she grabbed it from this book where she had tweaked it a bit. Sweet Orange Lip Balm Place oil, beeswax and honey in a double boiler (or heatproof bowl resting on top of a small saucepan of simmering water).

Remove mixture from heat, and add peppermint oil and lipstick. Door Corner Shelf. DIY JEWELRY DISPLAY [NY RESOLUTION #1] {macramé: square knot} string & hexnut bracelet. By Kate on September 13, 2011 This bracelet has been inspired by this really wonderful “Braided Hex-nut Bracelet” tutorial which I pinned on Pinterest a while back. Two things I absolutely love about this project are: 1) It’s cheap as chips: I already had string in the cupboard and the brass hexnuts were 3p each from the hardware shop. 2) It’s my kind of jewellery: I’m not really a girly girl IYKWIM!

The bracelet I made is a bit different to the ‘braided hex-nut bracelet’ and uses macrame instead, which is great, because I promised some tutorials a while back and felt a bit bad that I hadn’t written any yet! Full instructions after the jump! Square Knot Please note: I have used different colored cord in the tutorial so that it’s easier for you to figure out whats going on! 1. 2. 3. 4. This might seem a little tricky a first but I promise once you have done it a dozen times you’ll be sorted….! If you need a hand then leave a comment and I’ll get back to you. I ♥ mathematics {platonic solids garland} Oooh….it’s been I while since I last posted. We had a smashing Christmas and new year. Hope you all did too! My computer died just before Christmas and it’s taken my hubby and I a while to bring it back to life…which is why it’s been a bit quiet.

I lost 3 months worth of work (new years resolution no.33 = backup files more regularly!). Now seems like a good time to thank all you lovely lot for visiting minieco over the last couple of years. In between posts I regulary use pinterest so do pop over and check it out if you haven’t already. There seems to be a bit of a Polyhedra craze going on at the moment.

I have put together some templates for a ‘platonic solids‘ garland. Simply chop, score and glue together. Don’t forget to thread your cotton in whilst glueing the pieces together….I forgot! I’ll try to get a better photo of it in situ…our conservatory is really bright and sunny but the rest of the house is pretty dark (especially in this miserable weather). Mini-tavlor av tändsticksaskar -Matchbox miniature art. Igår fick jag och barnen för oss att vi skulle göra miniatyrtavlor. Vi plockade fram lite allt möjligt som vi hade hemma och satte igång. Vi målade, klippte, klistrade och hade väldigt roligt under tiden. Välkomna till vår lilla vernissage! ——-Yesterday me and the kids got the idea to make some miniature art. We used a collection of material we had at home and set in motion. We painted, cut, pasted and had a great time crafting.

Koncentrerade små pysslare. / Concentrated little crafters. Vi använde oss av: Tändsticksaskar, mönstrade papper, hobbyfärg, penslar, miniatyrfigurer, lim, tygband och piprensare. Först målade vi tändsticksaskarna, både invändigt och utvändigt. First we painted the matchboxes, inside and outside. Vi klippte till mönstrade papper som vi klistrade i botten på askarna, som tapeter. Figurerna valde vi mestadels från barnens gedigna Kinder Ägg leksakssamling… /The figurines were mostly chosen from the children’s large Kinder Egg toy collection… Anthro Cameo Collage Necklace Knockoff.

There is a super cool announcement at the end of the post but don’t scroll down and miss the post. Read through and then get all excited. Or you can scroll down and get all excited and then scroll back up and read this tutorial. Either way works for me. ;) It’s time for another Anthro Necklace Tutorial! I know. Yes – there are other cute necklaces out there to knockoff. I can’t seem to help it. So when a sweet reader, Windy, sent me a tutorial request for a great Anthro necklace, I, again, fell in love. Maybe you’re fickle too? And here’s the Anthro version – they call it the Cameo Collage Necklace.

Isn’t it great? Ready to make one? You’ll need: • 1 - 24″ chain • 1 - 7″ chain (can be same type or different) • Assorted Charms – I used 22 but your number will vary depending on how full you’d like the necklace (See section below on adding charms for ideas on where to purchase)• Jump rings • Closure for necklace – any kind (I used a lobster clasp) Start by cutting your chains. Ok yes. Yep!!! Comic Craft: The Phoenix Comic is hatched. Whatever happened to those brilliant comics that lined the lower shelves of your corner shop when you were a kid? The Beano and The Dandy still live but the selection is pretty thin when it comes to original funny comic adventures for children in the UK.

Sigh. Hang on, what's that fluttering of fabulous comic wings? And where is that squawking laughter coming from? The Phoenix is the new weekly story comic for children. The Phoenix really is a proper comic too. There are dinosaurs carrying pirate ships on their backs, cowardly space captains flying about in giant cats, a battle between feisty rabbit with enormous ears and a very annoying primate, barmy backgarden critters, a school boy avoiding peril in the afterlife, interviews with historic skeletal famous people fresh from the grave, mysteries, tall tales, sneak peeks of kid's books, and for those who want to get their own comic craft on, there's a section on How to Draw Your Own Comics (involving a monkey wearing a hat.

Knitting pattern: Octopus mittens. Maak je eigen Kerststal/Make your own nativity set! Handmade Christmas Countdown: Knit your own (virtual) jumper. Thank You Freebie. Gifts for Guys – iPhone Case 3.0. Font Friday: Skunkling | Alison Owen Design. Printable Christmas postcard freebie. Pretty Printable Gift Tags. Sass&peril » Giving Thanks- Free Holiday Gift Tags. DIY Rustic Wood Type Holiday Printables. Holiday Gift Tags.

Printable Template Tuesday No. 7. 2011 holiday gift tags . . . DIY Cathrineholm candleholders. Christmas Papercraft – Old Fashioned Ornaments « Toyshop Greetings – Technicolor Retro-Culture. Christmas Papercraft – Miniature Gift Boxes « Toyshop Greetings – Technicolor Retro-Culture. Www.twinings.co.uk/media/36492/candle_pdf.pdf. Www.jessicajonesdesign.com/downloads/hellolucky_gift_tags_2012.pdf. Free needlepoint projects and charts by Felicity Hall Contemporary Needlepoint. Www.jessicajonesdesign.com/downloads/squirrelintheattic_card.pdf. Zip-Itself Coin Purse. How to make 3D paper ball ornaments. Crafty Art: knitting the riots.

How to make a jumper pouffe.