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"It's not an optical illusion - it just looks like one!" I have been fascinated by illusions and optical illusions since childhood.Please excuse the quality of the top photo - it was taken forty years ago! I was mucking about with school-friends, when I spotted the possibility here. So, the snap. I didn't really have a schoolmate small enough to stand on a friend's hand! Three-and-a-half decades later, I'm still at it, playing with illusions in photo compositions. A Stitch Wrangler A Stitch Wrangler



Eclectic Chica Here we go, teaching these awesome owls to 30 kiddos! And don't forget, this lesson was inspired by this post. Amazingly, this lesson went perfectly. I think the kids were even more amazed than Miss L and I were at how wonderful these owls turned out. Here's how it went: SUPPLIES 12x18 white construction/drawing paper Compressed Charcoal Soft Pastels Pencils Scratch paper Owl drawing handouts Eclectic Chica
Materials: Size 7 crochet hook Crochet Thread size 10Sewing needle Large Royal Earrings - Free Crochet Pattern Large Royal Earrings - Free Crochet Pattern
Today, I feel so lucky to have some visitors-- some well known ones! Kirstin and Jordan from kojodesigns! Yay! And Kirstin just had the cutest baby girl. . . How does she do it all? S4S- Fun Stuff! S4S- Fun Stuff!
SUNFLOWER DESIGNS SUNFLOWER DESIGNS I Never Sang For My Father...Oh Wait, Yes, I Did! I know I don't usually post on Sundays, but today is Father's Day and I want to make sure my Dad knows how much I love him. I had hoped to be with him today, but it just didn't work out. I don't know who is more disappointed: him or me.
Operation Marigold: A Hat for a Cause (with Pattern & Tutorial) Welcome to Operation Marigold, in which Snowcatcher and I are joining forces to honour our friend the Goatmother, and with her all who are battling cancer. You are welcome to do whatever you like with the hats you make from this free pattern, but please consider making one (or more) hats for donating to charity. If you'd like to be part of Operation Marigold, here is some helpful information from Snowcatcher: "Hats for chemo patients should be soft, cover the entire head and be washable. Keep in mind some cancer patients are unable to tolerate wool or animal fibers. Operation Marigold: A Hat for a Cause (with Pattern & Tutorial)
Introducing the Love Bumps Beanie! Introducing the Love Bumps Beanie! The Love Bumps Beanie is here! Thank you Gaynell for the name. This comfy textured hat uses a gathered stitch to create the 'bumps'. The pattern itself is very simple. It might take a few tries to master the gathering stitch, but it's well worth the effort. I tried to explain it clearly........I hope I did!
Enough Love to go around. Enough Love to Go AroundUS terminologyDK (8ply) hook F/3.75mm – gives an 8inch square (this is what would give me a 12” square in Worsted Weight)This square requires blocking upon finishing to get proper shaping for corners.All stitches are into a stitch unless indicated they are in a chain space. The beginning chain three of each row can be replaced by a CHAINLESS DOUBLE CROCHET*To perform a chainless double crochet please see 1. Start with a magic loopCh3 (=DC), Ch1, DC, Ch1 , [DC, Ch1, DC, Ch1]*3 Join last chain to 1st DC Enough Love to go around.
Frankenanya's Blog Frankenanya's Blog Jou, die war gestern abend. Meine Lieblings-Wolldealerinnen, Elke und Doris, haben uns in ihr Geschäft, das "Tapfere Schneiderlein" eingeladen für eine lange Nacht ... und es war total schön! Wir waren zwar nur zu fünft, aber alle hatten gute Laune und gewetzte Nadeln dabei. Jetzt bin ich auch endlich auf dem Laufenden, daß eine "alte" Bekannte auch bei ravelry ist (*winke*) und daß tatsächlich jeden Monat hier im Ort ein Stammtisch stattfindet ... wie klasse ist das denn !!! (Ich kann mich dunkel erinnern, daß Doris da schonmal was gesagt hat, aber ich hatte es total aus dem Hirn verdrängt, weil ich Montags immer TaiChi-Kurs hatte ... seit gut einem Jahr machen wir aber nur noch einmal die Woche, und zwar Dienstags, TaiChi, und dadurch hab ich jetzt Zeit, wenigstens ab und zu mit anderen gemeinsam Nadeln zu klappern :-D - herrlich !!!
You knew this was coming, right? The webflake works up very quickly and is one of the easiest flakes I've ever made, although my first attempt was a total bomb. I came up with the idea for the spider during a gorgeous fall bicycle ride through a grove of red and orange trees. And the amigurumi idea worked right on my first attempt! You may do whatever you'd like with webflakes you make from this pattern, but you may not sell the pattern. Webflake Monday Webflake Monday
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6 Tipps für die Organisation eines Kreativ- und Designmarkts mit eurem Team Die ersten Mitglieder des Teams EtsyBCN haben sich in den Etsy-Foren kennengelernt und dann festgestellt, dass sie in der gleichen Stadt wohnen! Aus dem gemeinsamen Wunsch, ihre Shops zu verbessern und bekannt zu machen, gründeten sie ein Team mit dem Ziel, Etsy der Öffentlichkeit vorzustellen und Events in Barcelona zu organisieren. Die Erfolgsaktion des katalanischen… Weiterlesen Von LaetiFrenchie Veröffentlicht: 4. April 2014 s Deutscher Blog
Shawls that you can knit until you run out of yarn are the bread-and-butter of knitting, to me. I know there are knitters who can’t stand the tedium of plain knitting, but I love the opportunity to think, listen to the radio, watch a film, or even read, while my hands are busy and productive. This 1-page cheat sheet provides the shaping formulas, and row-by-row instructions for knitting 5 such shawls: square, circular, triangular, semi-circular, and heart-shaped. All you need is some yarn, a pair of needles, and some stitch markers. If you’re stuck on a desert island, you can improvise with plant filaments, some smooth sticks (sharpened to a point), and a few seashells with holes in them. Free Shawl Knitting Cheat Sheet – Laylock Knitwear Design
This week brings a quick knit pattern, with simple crochet edging! The Chinese Waves Pouch is super simple, and a great “purse project” – small enough to keep in your bag for those quiet waiting room moments… and great for keeping your purse or bag organized when it’s all done! The thick fabric keeps even delicate items safe and secure. I made this one back in 2009 – luckily I wrote down the pattern! It’s stood the test of time and still looks like new! Straight Needles: US 5 – 3.75 mm Hook: US F/5 – 3.75mm Peaches & Creme Ombres (shown), or other worsted weight yarn Button Free Pattern: Chinese Waves Pouch | moogly
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Felted Thanksgiving Oven Mitt The thought of Thanksgiving puts me right into the heat of my mother's kitchen. We chop and stir and baste for days, scrupulously following stuffing recipes many pages long, peeling endless sweet potatoes like we're in the galley of an aircraft carrier, praying that some relative will notice the difference between a parsnip and a turnip and the fact that we've pureed both. Of course all the toil is an act of love, and while the meal is important, the preparations are the true heart of the holiday. So this Thanksgiving, I'm adding to the pleasure with the sumptuous goodness of hand knit Felted Oven Mitts. Now I'm looking forward to every basting! The Materials
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