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I think this next tutorial is just plain cool! I loved these Marc by Marc Jacobs Star Hair Clips . Their simplicity but cool color combinations in contrasting stripes really stand out in hair. So, obviously I found a way to make my own.
I got this idea from Design Sponge 's feature on making your own old fashioned feather pen . I really did intend to do it completely the way indicated, but then I found myself in the dollar store face to face with a bag of multi-coloured feathers for a buck. It kind of excited me because if I bought them, I wouldn't have to go about dying my own feather AND they were only a buck. For a whole bag! Then I scrounged around for pen refills.
I’m gonna tell you right now, you can’t throw a rock and not hit a tutorial for a coffee cup sleeve out there on the web. Reversible, not reversible, buttons, Velcro, skinny, wide, you name it. For that matter, you can probably work a pattern out yourself. However, just in case your rock lands here, I’m going to share my version with you. I’ve made a few of these for Christmas and birthday gifts. You can see the one I made for my grandma here .
Both pretty and practical, pocket cozies have the perfect space to tuck in some extra sweetener or an extra teabag for later! Quick and easy – these clever little cozies make a perfect gift you can stitch up in an evening with less than 50 yards. Wrap them around a reusable cup and tuck in a giftcard to your favorite coffee house for a gift they’ll use again and again… Gauge: approximately 6 stitches per inch Needles: size 3.25 to 3.5 mm, (US 4 – 5), needles Yarn: sport weight Pictured cozies are knit with Brown Sheep Lanaloft Sport Plain Pocket Cozy:
Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self. Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me. I remembered this origami star video on You Tube and had to get them involved in my plan. I thought it would be fun to make a whole bunch with kind words and “you are….” phrases inside.