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27 Of The Best DIY Gift Ideas Perfect For This Winter Season. DIY Heart Friendship Bracelet. As the month of love approaches, we thought we’d combine friendship and hearts into one Valentine’s Day themed tutorial: a heart patterned friendship bracelet!

DIY Heart Friendship Bracelet

Using some candy-colored embroidery floss and your familiarity with the chevron friendship bracelet, you’ll be able to whip up one of these tokens of love in a heartbeat. You’ll need:2 colors of embroidery flossscissorstape or clipboard Creating a heart pattern involves just a simple modification to the chevron patterned friendship bracelet. Start by cutting 4 strands of each color, at about 24 inches each, for a total of 8 strands. Alternate the thread colors before tying them together in a knot. Separate the threads into 2 sets, 2 of each color on each side. Start on the left side with the outermost strand (shown here in red) and make a forward knot by creating a 4-shape over the 2nd strand (shown here in blue), loop it under and back through the opening.

Pull up and to the right to tighten. Mirror the step on the other side. Hello, Wonderful - DIY SIDEWALK CHALK "POPSICLES" Sidewalk chalk is a fun outdoor activity for kids that can keep them busy for hours.


It's also quite simple to make with just a few items. Given the warmer days ahead, I decided to make some sidewalk chalk for my kids and get them excited to play outside. To put a fun twist on it, we made them in popsicle molds. Not only do they look more fun (and almost good enough to eat) the stick provides and additional "handle" that's easy for little fingers to hold! Sidewalk Chalk "Popsicles" - Materials (**Recipe below is per color, make as much as you need per how many colored popsicles you make) - 1/2 Cup + 3 Tablespoons of Plaster of Paris - 1/3 Cup of water - Few drops of food coloring (or you can also use tempera paint) - Popsicle silicone mold (this is the one we used) - Large popsicle sticks.

Fruit Roll-Up Fortune Cookies. Homework: creative inspiration for home and life: Little Craft: valentine twig arrows. Here’s a sweet little project that your little crafters can make for Valentine’s Day.

homework: creative inspiration for home and life: Little Craft: valentine twig arrows

Make some simple Valentine Cupid’s arrows out of items on hand like twigs and felt. Use craft glue to adhere the felt arrow heads and feathers to the twig. Valentine Fairies. Cinderella's Valentine Charm Bracelet. ART LESSONS LIBRARY. Looking for an art lesson? Free Crocodile Stitch Flower Pattern. We designed this free Crocodile Stitch Flower to help give a little extra pop to accessories, home decor, and even gift wrappings.

Free Crocodile Stitch Flower Pattern

You can make these in all the colors of the rainbow and hang them up from a string for a sweet banner decoration. Or whip one of these up and attach them to the top of a specially wrapped. You can even add one to a cute hat for a little splash of color and style. This is one of the quickest and best stash busting patterns you’ll ever come across. Pattern is listed below. Free Patterns: The Moogly Crochet Alphabet. The Moogly Crochet Alphabet has been a labor of love!

Free Patterns: The Moogly Crochet Alphabet

So many letters, some easy, some a challenge, but all fun! These applique letters are great for the Perfect Party Pennant Garland, but they have unlimited uses. Eloise Girls Sweater - now for big kids! The Eloise Baby Sweater was a big hit – and quickly became the Eloise Baby and Toddler Sweater, with sizes from 6mths to 3T.

Eloise Girls Sweater - now for big kids!

But there were requests for Girls’ sizes as well – and at long last they’re ready to go! I’m sharing the Eloise Girls Sweater as a new pattern, because (as you know) girls have different proportions than toddlers – longer and leaner overall – and I needed to rework several sections of the pattern. Trying to tack them on the old pattern would’ve been unreadable! Nifty Newsboy Hat Crochet Pattern. Imagine the short about Winnie the Pooh and the blustery day.

Nifty Newsboy Hat Crochet Pattern

Now, before we go any further, have you got that mental image in your head? Well imagine that every single time you step outside your home you encounter such a windy day. And what's even better is the wonderful (note the sarcasm) affects it can have on naturally curly hair! In my case, this nightmare has become a daily occurrence. Every year around July/August we get such huge gusts of wind howling around every corner, that it ends up creating quite a magical yet eery sound. What You'll Need 10.00mm Crochet Hook 180g Super Bulky Yarn {14ply} - I used Lincraft Luxe Scissors Tapestry/Wool Needle 2x Buttons {1.2" x 1.2"} Finished Size Fits 13 Years & Up ~ Note ~ {Chains at the start of a round count as the first Half Double Crochet of that round} Round 1~ Taking your 10.00mm crochet hook and super bulky yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains.

Brim. Little Amigurumi Fish Oombawka Design Crochet. Crochet Owl Hat Pattern in Newborn-Adult Sizes. By popular demand, I am happy to present the crochet pattern for larger owl hats!

Crochet Owl Hat Pattern in Newborn-Adult Sizes

But first, lets go over a couple of frequently asked questions. Q: What is a Magic Ring? A: I like to start all my hats with a magic ring. The magic ring can take some getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, it really is a great way to start crocheting in rounds. 21 Cute and Quick Crochet Projects -Flamingo Toes. Outstanding sewing, quilting, and needlework tutorials since 2005. Katia from The Indie Cub designs and sells “patterns for cool children,” for babies through 10 years.

Outstanding sewing, quilting, and needlework tutorials since 2005.

The Indie Cub is full of PDF patterns for modern and classic designs, plus lots of kits which include everything you need to make an outfit (including some really pretty fabrics). Pair the Daniel top with Daniel bloomers or Gadea Dungarees, add a Julia dress, and you’ll have an all-new wardrobe for a summer girl. (Katia’s dungarees and trouser patterns are great for boys too!) The Indie Cub is working on expanding the summer collection with simple, yet stylish and versatile clothes. Purse Week Kick-Off with Guest Tutorial: Create and Delegate! **The guest used flickr to host her pictures and they have not been working.

Purse Week Kick-Off with Guest Tutorial: Create and Delegate!

I found what I could online to fix the tutorial, so hopefully you will still be able to use it and make sense of it. :)It’s here! The beginning of purse week, a celebration of those cute accessories us women get to carry around our essential items in. It’s also the final week to get your purses entered into the contest. To kick off purse week, we have Nicole from Create and Delegate. Tips for Knits. Hey Everyone! We are beyond thrilled to bring you this incredible tutorial in partnership with one of our very favorite blogs on the block: Craftiness Is Not Optional. Jess of Craftiness Is Not Optional is the sweetest gal, has the cutest daughters, and is seriously crafty. She used our first ever line of organic knits, Elk Grove Knits by Jay-Cyn Designs, to put together this very special tutorial just for you guys!

Charming Window Pillows « Moda Bake Shop. Hi! I’m Angela from My Three Sons and I was a mechanical engineer in my life before kids. Really an engineer to the core, I’m all about optimized processes and well-utilized materials. I tried to figure out the best way to make the elusive cathedral window block.

Made. It’s long for the winter and short for the summer.It’s simple, it’s colorful, it’s The 90 Minute Shirt!