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No-sew Leather Pencil Case :: a DIY. I have been feeling slightly under the weather this week. A lack of energy, a cold, sleepy, headachy... and I got slightly frustrated about it. So many things I wanted to do. So many unfinished projects on my table and in my head... At least, yesterday, I managed to get this one out of the way. This no-sew leather pencil case makes a perfect last minute gift. If you want to make one too, here are the - very brief - instructions. You will need: - a piece of leather, big enough to fit the template (note: if you can't find leather, you could also use heavy weight felt, a sheet of foam or vinyl) - a hole punch or awl - elastic thread - a rotary cutter or scissors Instructions: 1.

Ok and now let's get moving and catch up!! Cheers, DIY Folding Scrapbook | Embellish {a blog by Laura Wadsworth} Hi friends! Today I wanted to share a fun project with you! A couple of years ago I went through a scrap-booking craze! I know lots of people still scrapbook, but I just found that I would spend to much time agonizing over every page (I was kind of a perfectionist!) , I also spent more money than I probably should have, and I hardly ever look at them! However, I had a couple of my favorite photos lying around and so I thought I would make them a book. 1. 2. 3. And that's all! Note: the squares folded in half should fold in easily to the sides as shown in the bottom right picture above. When glueing the three cardstocks together make sure that the middle piece is facing the opposite way.

Here's how to make the closure: Cut three strands of embroidery thread the length of your one hand to the other hand. Strands until it is long enough to wrap around your folding book. Ugly bunny pincushion and bag charm (with patterns) Making a pincushion is a delicate task. Ofcourse, you don't want to make it so cute that you don't want to jab your collection of pointy things in it.

On the other hand, you'll also want to make it look cool enough, otherwise you're reminded of your failed project every time you go crafting! My last pincushion suffered from the latter problem, so it was time to make a new one. So without much further ado, I bring you... The Ugly Bunny! And if you want to make your own ugly bunny, just grab a skein of obnoxiously colored yarn and get started!

Ugly bunny pincushion Materials: - One skein of brightly colored yarn for the body.- Scrap of yarn in a contrasting color for the nose.- Scraps of yarn in black and white for the face.- A hook appropriate to the weight of the yarn. EyeR1: With white yarn, make 6 sc into a ring, sl st 1 and fasten off.Embroider on a pupil with black yarn. Reattach yarn in the 14th stitch of R25.R26: sc in next 12 st. Sew up the holes in the feet. Ugly bunny bag charm. Crochet - Collar Pattern.

Crochet Collar Pattern This pattern is for an adult version *If you would prefer to print/save this pattern there is now a downloadable PDF file at the end of the pattern. Pattern written in UK terms Hook: 4mm Yarn: For Lulu's smaller collar I used Sidar Snuggly Baby Bamboo, but my yellow collar was worked in Wool Rich Heritage 4ply so feel free to experiement - If you'd like a more delicate collar try some lace or sock weight yarn with a smaller hook.

Stitches: Ch = Chain Htr = Half Treble (US HDC) Tr = Treble (US DC) For the foundation row you need to chain in multiples of 4 until you get the desired length but first you need to chain a few extra to save for a button loop. The length of your starting chain will depend on the size of your neck and whether you want to wear it with a high or low cut top/dress. Foundation: Ch 5 (or however many to fit around your button) Ch 84 + 2 for turning (91 turning chains count as 1htr in Row 1) Row 1, End of row 1 should look something like this: Row 2, Row 3, Söta filtdjur – Cute animal felties. Mollie Makes är en av mina favoriter när det gäller pysselmagasin. Jag har inspirerats av tidningen tidigare och bland annat sytt en liten filthamster som present åt en av barnens kompisar. Jag köper tidningen digitalt och laddar hem den till min iPad men det går även att köpa tidningen i tryckt format, på välsorterade tidningsställen.

Mönstren går att ladda ner från MollieMakes hemsida. —-Mollie Makes is one of my favorites when it comes to craft magazines. I’ve been inspired by them before. Among other things I’ve made a tiny felt hamster, as a gift to one of my daughter’s friends. I nummer 2 (som kom ut i juni förra året) så finns en beskrivning på söta filtdjur (“Cute Club Felties”) och mina döttrar har önskat sig sådana. —-While reading issue no 2 (from June last year) I found this tutorial on cute felt animals (“Cute Club Felties”) and my daughters begged me to make them.

Mönstret finns att ladda ner här (“Issue two templates”). Alla djur har en egen liten väska med packning. Paper crafts / easy! Paper crafts.. / cool quilled flower. Beaded Collar Necklace DIY : Trinkets in Bloom | Creative Fashion DIY. One of the hottest trends right now are collar necklaces. You see them everywhere. The June issue of Lucky magazine has them listed in the top 5 trends for Spring. So, always up to a challenge I hacked the collar off one of my shirts and went for it with this Beaded Collar Necklace DIY. This is a really versatile accessory. “think of them as fabric necklaces” -Lucky Magazine To see step by step instructions and photos click here. 1 Shirt with collarLots of beads in multiple sizes – I used beads I had left over from my Beaded Wrap Bracelet DIY and some “E” beads (6/0) in crystal and hematite.ScissorsNeedleThread Step 1 Carefully cut the collar off of your shirt, just under the band. Step 2I recommend laying out your beads the way you want them, before you start sewing them on and take a picture, so you can reference it as you go.

Step 3 Start sewing your beads to your shirt, running your needle through only the top layer of fabric on your collar. Rabbit (Jun Maekawa): Instructions. Woodworking Toy Plans. Presentrosetter av tygband – Fabric gift bows. En gång i tiden lärde jag mig göra egna rosetter av presentband. På Pinterest och i bloggvärlden har jag på sistone sett exempel på presentrosetter gjorda av både tidningspapper, filt, kartor och måttband. Det gav mig en idé. Jag som har så många fina tygband hemma, varför inte testa göra rosetter av dem? Jag klippte 6 längder av varje band. Hur långa längder det ska vara beror på bredden på bandet, man får helt enkelt testa sig fram. I cut 6 strips of each ribbon. Tygrosetterna kan man använda på paket, som en brosch, på ett gratulationskort eller sy fast på ett hårband kanske? Jag testade även en variant där jag använde ett rosa sidenband. Paper Flower Garland Backdrop.

I was inspired to make this paper flower backdrop by one of our favorite wedding websites. So simple and lovely, I can see a few other uses for this garland backdrop that goes beyond wedding. For now, it will remain a beautiful wall sculpture against our charcoal wall. Supplies I used: Prints of Flower Garland Template PDF onto following paper: PAGE 1 of template: 20 sheets of Star Dream Opal text weight paper (Paper Source)PAGE 2 of template: 5 sheets of Shimmer Gold text weight paper (Paper Source) PAGE 3 of template: 5 sheets of Sage text weight paper (Paper Source) plus: 1 roll of Honeydew Bakers Twine (The Twinery) 84 inch (7 foot) long branch + scissors, hot glue & embroidery needle Lia Lia is a daily crafter, maker, designer and DIYer.

Find more of her creative inspiration at liagriffith.com. Soft craft / Pretty smocking. How to Seam Granny Squares. April 19th, 2012 by Jess I love granny squares because they make it so easy to play with exciting colors. Often, my squares end up with different colored borders, so how do I choose a shade to seam them? The answer’s easy: I can use any color because I use an invisible seam! This super easy technique creates a durable seam that disappears into your crocheting. Ready to get started? Gather your granny squares and follow the steps below! Step 1: Gather your materials: finished granny squares, a blunt needle, and your seaming yarn (I used a contrasting yarn for demonstration, but you may want to use matching yarn). Step 2: Insert your needle into your first crochet stitch from the back to the front.

Step 3: Repeat Step 2 on the opposite side. Step 4: Ready for that seam to disappear? Step 5: Repeat with all squares, and that’s all there is to invisible seaming! Related links: Sewing and Crafts / Handmade paper roses. Paper Rose Wedding Bouquet. This project, using paper roses to create a bouquet, has been on my mind since I posted the first paper rose tutorial. It is timeless and elegant and though I show it here in the white, it could easily be made in any color or even multiple colors by printing the template on a colored letter weight paper. Here are my instructions: PAPER ROSE BOUQUET You will need: 24 prints of the paper rose template, scissors and hot glue, florist wire and florist tape, ribbons for handle and bow. 1a) Print 24 rose templates onto a letter weight paper. The PDF has 3 pages (large, medium and small) so you can print 8 of each page. I used common copy paper for my roses, which works beautifully. Lia Lia is a daily crafter, maker, designer and DIYer.

Circle Zip Earbud Pouch Tutorial - Dog Under My Desk. I use a little zippered pouch to carry around my earbuds since they are the fancy microphone ones and I don’t want them to break or get tangled. Some of you have commented that you are looking for some small, simple gift ideas.

This is definitely simple to make, and a little more fun than the typical rectangular zippered pouch! I can see these as the perfect gift for teenage cousins or nieces or girlfriends or even teacher gifts. Fun, quick, and cute! UPDATE: I have completely re-written this tutorial with twice as many bright, clear photos and more detailed instructions and it is available as a pattern in my pattern shop. First, download the pattern template HERE. Cut from main fabric: 1 circle 2 half circles 1 tab Cut from lining fabric: 1 circle 2 half circles Cut from batting (or medium weight interfacing, if you prefer): 1 circle 2 half circles You will also need a 1″ wide nylon 5″ or longer zipper.

Place one lining half circle right side up and place the zipper right side up on top. Origami Mini Star. These cute little nickel sized stars are great projects for a number of themes -- Japan, Christmas, Fourth of July, geometry (pentagon), etc. They are quite easy (for origami) but I don't think I'd try them with children under age 10 (unless they have experience with origami). Materials: Strip of paper 1/2 inch by 11 inches plain white paper or construction paper work this is a good chance to practice recycling by using junk mailings -- they have nice colors that make nifty stars when they're all done.

Just don't use too thick of a paper fold the paper under -- see how it looks like a mountain? Fold the paper to the front Instructions: Make a "ribbon" from the strip of paper, with one end as short as possible and the other long. Print friendly version of these instructions.