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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. Specs:Yarn: Socks That Rock Lightweight Apple Valley LaneAmount: 77gramsPattern: Mermaid Gloves (using the Pomatomus Sock pattern and these and these and these and these for inspiration)Needles: US0Started: November 1st-ish, 2006Finished: January 12th, 2007.

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. So I thought I’d share a bit more detail about how I put the quilts together. With no hand-sewing. (I know many people hand stitch parts of the binding, and find it relaxing. But here are those little boy/girl quilts again. Happily bound around the edges.

But I’m going to be a bit more specific about how I put these together, in case you’ve never pieced a quilt together. The easiest shape to start a quilt with, is to use squares (or one whole piece of fabric)….but these quilts will work as an example. Cut out as many shapes/blocks as you need to create the right sized quilt for your project. Lay out the pattern that works for you visually. Then start sewing each row together, side to side, until all the rows are completed. Here was the fun part. 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. 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! 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? 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. i took a box of 64 crayons and took out the blacks and browns.i used another small box and doubled up on the good colors i liked and hot glued them to the top of our canvas. then we turned our blow dryer to hot on high. not long after you set the hair dryer by the crayons they get shiny and then the wax starts to melt! And it dries really quickly too. seriously. what could be happier than this?? GREAT project. loved it today is the first FULL day with ALL my kids in ALL day school.yeah...i am smiling as i type that.

101 Crafty Gifts. 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. DIY/ INSPIRATION.