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Mermaid Gloves. I finished the Mermaid Gloves just in time to go camping in Big Sur.

Mermaid Gloves

They came in handy (haha) because it got pretty chilly at night! Mermaid Gloves among the beautiful scenery. How about a close-up? Notice the scarf? It's the first one I ever knit and I still wear it all the time! During the camping trip, the Mermaid Gloves were well-used and got kind of dirty... Takin' a bath. Now they are dry, clean, and happy. Make It and Love It: Piecing and Binding a Quilt. Looking for the Ribbon Retreat +Fabric giveaway?

Make It and Love It: Piecing and Binding a Quilt

Scroll down or click here. Remember the quilts I made for my girl/boy shared toddler room, here? Some of you emailed with questions about putting those quilts together. Google. Mary Jane Slippers. When I was seven I relished any chance I could get to wear my black patent leather Mary Jane's.

Mary Jane Slippers

No event was too insignificant! Now I like to shuffle around my apartment in these knit slippers reminiscent of the classic style. Some historical perspective: Mary Jane was sister to Buster Brown, star of the early 20th century comic, Buster Brown. The Brown Shoe Company licensed the names and characters of the strip and made Mary Jane Shoes what they are today. Cute and sassy! Enjoy! Materials I kept these slippers pretty simple, but they'd also be really cute modified for a button or decorated with a knit flower. Gauge 5 stitches = 1 inch in garter stitch Size Fits medium size woman's foot (shoe size 7-9) Pattern Make the Sole Note: If you slip the first stitch of every row, it will be a little bit easier to pick up stitches later. Cast on 8 stitches Row 1: Knit Increase Row: Slip 1, kfb, knit to last 2 stitches, kfb, knit 1 (10 st). Knit 2 rows.

Repeat the last 3 rows 2 more times (14 stitches) Home : Taylor Swift Official Website : The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: A Haven for Elephants and Rhinos. Gmail: Email from Google. Make a basket out of plastic bags! Sewing needles (sharps OR heavy duty will work best) white thread (I chose polyester for added strength) a thimble (I really recommend coin thimbles) plastic bags of all types - grocery bags are easiest, but you can mix and match.

Make a basket out of plastic bags!

The thicker, more opaque bags will produce a thicker braid, while thin, more transparent bags will produce thinner ones. Try to get as many colors as you can - my basket is made almost entirely of white bags with very small amounts of color, and I think it would look even nicer with some full color bags mixed in. I did lose track of how many bags I used to create this basket, but I'm guessing it was no more than 30. :) SUPER FANCY BAGS TO LENGTH UPDATE: It took me 51 plastic bags to get 60 feet. Not too shabby. Bean Bags. Now before you go dismissing this DIY project because it’s a bean bag, let us quell your fears: having things for people to sit on the floor, even in a modern house, is totally a good idea.

Bean Bags

Whether you have kids or not is irrelevant. Sometimes you have a party and don’t have enough chairs for folks, or sometimes you host a board game night or movie night at your house. Throw pillows work. Floor cushions are better. But bean bags? And of course, because this is DIY, you have complete customization. You knew i was going to make one.

They are all over pinterest....

you knew i was going to make one.

(i still am not signed up for pinterest because i don't have time for one more thing but browsing is fun!) So we made one. 101 Crafty Gifts. To make all of these Instructables, download this collection of How To’s as an ebook.

101 Crafty Gifts

Download » 101 Crafty Gifts is a collection of simple, beautiful gifts you can make! Looking for that perfect gift to make for someone? This collection of over 100 projects from has step-by-step instructions and pictures to get you going! Whether you're into knitting, sewing, food, or crafting, we've got something exciting for you. Two Color Paracord Solomon Bar. How to Make Crayon Monogram. Recycle Halloween Candy Wrappers into Colorful Eco-Jewelry. Share on Tumblr Email Now that Halloween is over and you’ve filled up on sugary sweets , a ghoulish pile of non-recyclable candy wrappers remains to haunt you. Here’s a trick for bringing your dearly departed treats back from the dead: Turn the discarded plastic packaging into wearable gems.

With a little bit of tracing and cutting, you’ll have brand-new, low-cost beads that will last you long after your sugar buzz is gone. Click below the fold to learn how. Clean candy wrappers Toothpick Scissors Clear tape Non-permanent marker Bead template Jewelry findings 1. . : If you’re candy wrappers are too short for the template, you can always tape them together to make them longer. 2. 3. 4. DIY/ INSPIRATION.