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strikkefrenzys 14 Totoros The dolls in this pattern were too sugar cute for me, although I think they look great. In my head, I had 3 versions, maybe I can inspire someone to make the other two? - here they are: I. II. Notes The I-cord cast-on kills my fingers… took me 2 days to finish! Why why WHYYY must everything always turn out too big? The decreases in this pattern look bumpy and ugly, not really recommended. Sleeves done! Yoke: 308 sts. The Totoro pattern can be found here!! Did 3 decrease rounds before the one in the written instructions. Used about 40 g of Pesto and 35 g My Old Blue Jeans. Photo session time!

Lesson Plan: Worlds Easiest Skirt My sewing skills are pretty much limited to making my machine go forwards and backwards with a straight stitch. If you can do that (and also handle a pair of scissors), you can make this skirt. This lesson plan comes largely thanks to Susan of freshly picked, whose incredible and much more lucid elastic-waist skirt pattern you can find here. The first several steps are hers, and are much easier to understand on her blog. P.S. In between these steps, measure your waist and the length you'd like the skirt. And remember to wash, dry, and iron your fabric before you begin, since fabric often shrinks! I like to fold my cloth and lay the pattern on top of it so I cut two pieces at once. You can only find the pocket pattern on freshly picked--you can find it here (thank you, Susan!) This is where this pattern deviates from Susan's. Whew, this was long! And feel free to ask questions in the comment section--I'll try my best to answer them with my extremely limited knowledge.

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Spud & Chloë & Blog Hi Spud & Chloë Friends, I wanted to be sure to get this pattern up in time for you to whip up a few before Easter and the spring season in general. I originally designed the Duck to Bunny toy as a teaching project for a few classes I was holding on my last book tour. The Duck to Bunny is knit up in Spud & Chloë Sweater and will literally take you a couple of short hours to make. Here is some information you may like to know about the pattern: Finished measurements: 3 inches tall by 2 inches wide Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 100 grams/160 yards) 1 skein each of Ice Cream #7500, Firefly #7505 and a small amount of Pollen #7508 Needles: US size 6 double-pointed needles, set of 4 or size to obtain gauge Materials: Small amount of fiberfill Scissors Ruler or tape measure Yarn needle Black embroidery floss Everyone loves these little friends. Isn’t that a happy little face? Click here for the link to the Ravelry page for the Mini-Reversible Duck to Bunny!

&9829; &9829; Breakups 101- a guide to surviving a break up I've Learned. . . Author Unknown I've learned. . . that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change. I've learned. . . that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that. I've learned. . . that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. I've learned. . . that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life. I've learned. . . that it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be. I've learned. . . that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. I've learned. . . that you can keep going long after you can't. I've learned. . . that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel. I've learned. . . that either you control your attitude or it controls you. I've learned. . . that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place. Join Us Too!

Kodachrome Curtains - Updated! Now with lampy goodness! So, it's been a while since I've made anything Craftster-worthy, but my husband and I busted out the Dremel tool a few days ago and we made this: It's a pair of curtains made out of old Kodachrome slides! I'm really interested in photography, and will buy old cameras in antique and thrift stores in order to develop film that's inside of it. From time to time, I'll find collections of old slides and will buy those, too. I hate the idea that these pictures would just be resigned to the garbage or something, and wanted to display them (besides just scanning them in and putting them on Flickr - here's a link to my old found negative/slide collection, though, if you want to check that out: ). Travis has this neat drill press set up for the Dremel tool, so he taped a cardboard jig to it and started drilling all of the little holes. Then I connected them all together with chainmail rings. Each panel is made up of 114 slides.

Crochet Spot & Blog Archive & How to Crochet: Honeycomb Stitch -... The honeycomb stitch is an classic stitch mostly used in vintage patterns for lace coverlets and tablecloths. Use this stitch for a long table runner in a fun, bright color and bring a classic stitch out of antiquity! Chain a multiple of 5 plus 2 Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each sc across Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc into first 2 sc, (ch 5, skip 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc) across, ending with ch 5, sc in last 2 sc Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (5 sc in next ch-5 space, skip next sc, sc into next sc) across Row 4: ch 6, turn, skip first 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, (ch 5, skip 3 sc, sc into next 3 sc) across, ending with ch 2, tc in last sc Row 5: ch 1, turn, sc in first tr, 2 sc in first ch-2 space, skip next sc, sc in next sc, (5 sc into next ch-5 space, skip next sc, sc into next sc) across, ending with 3 sc in ch-6 space Row 6: ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sc, (ch 5, skip 3 sc, sc in next 3 sc) across, ending with ch-5, sc in last 2 sc Repeat Rows 3-6 until desired length is reached.

Make coasters from curling ribbon | Chica and Jo Years ago when I was a college student, I had a part time job in a card store. One day on the job, I was fiddling with the curling ribbon we used for balloons. As I twisted and curled it in my fingers, I found myself rolling it into a tight spiral. As it grew and I added more colors, I soon realized I had a really cool design forming, and without too much effort I would have a spiral of color large enough to use as a coaster. I bought some rolls of ribbon and that weekend I sat down and made several fun coasters by carefully coiling the ribbon around itself. Ever since then, whenever I get balloons or gifts that are tied with curling ribbon, I save the ribbon in a special box in my craft room. Selecting the ribbon You probably haven’t been saving up used curling ribbon from balloons and packages (not yet, anyway), so you might need to buy some new ribbon to start on this project. Winding the ribbon Now for the fun part. You can see a lot of potential fun here with patterns and colors.

Yurt Buildng Here is a free copy of my book Build your own yurt, written in 1995, It has been used by a great many people who have built their own yurts. Our designs have progressed enormously since 1995. For a much more comprehensive guide see The Complete Yurt Handbook or see the rest of our website A complete guide to making a Mongolian Ger by P.R. King First edition 1995, Second edition 1997. Third Edition Fully revised and expanded for 1998 Internet Edition Jan 2000 The Yurt The English word Yurt comes from the Russian Yurta describing a circular trellis walled framed tent. The Kirgiz yurt with bent-wood roof poles and crown and a domed overall shape. The two tiered yurt with a pointed roof and two layers of wall section placed one on top of the other. The Mongol or Kalmuk ger with straight roof poles, a heavy timber crown, often supported by two upright poles, and fitted with a wooden door. This proven design is equally well suited to the many uses for moveable dwellings in this country.

Reese Dixon: Motherhood and other Creative Endeavors Bear had a great Aunt who made us a couple of handmade washcloths as a wedding present, and I have to confess, back then I could not understand why you’d go to that much trouble for a washcloth when paper towels are so cheap. Ten years later, I always smile to myself when I pull that washcloth out to wash the dishes with. Oh younger me, how silly you were to not appreciate the indestructible glories of a handknit. Those first washcloths have finally given up the ghost, so I thought it was time for a whole new batch of them. I’ve made tons and tons of the fantastic washcloths from the gals at Mason-Dixon and they are really great, but I absolutely detest weaving in ends, and that one requires a lot of it. I also really prefer the process of crochet to the process of knitting. I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream cotton. Chain 29 DC in third chain from hook and 26 times more to complete the row. Now starts the Basketweave pattern: Row 3: Repeat row 2. Those three rows create the square.

Fuzzy Thoughts: mini alien pattern Okay, I decided to post the pattern a day early, since you seem so impatient to knit them! There are directions for both circular knitting and flat knitting. I've tried both and the aliens look just the same. Materials: small amount of sport weight or DK yarn; pair of 8 mm safety eyes, buttons or yarn to embroider face; stuffing; darning needle. Knit Circular: 3 mm (US size 2.5) circular needle, knit with magic loop method. Cast on 20 sts. Break off yarn and thread end though remaining sts. Finishing Turn alien inside out and secure this yarn end. Knit Flat: 3 mm (US size 2.5) straight knitting needles Cast on 22 sts. Break off yarn and thread end though remaining sts. Abbreviations k = knit k2tog = knit 2 sts together m1 = make one by picking up loop between stitch just worked and next stitch, and knit into the back of this loop mb = make bobble: kfbf, turn, p3, turn, k3, turn p3, turn, k3tog. kfbf = knit into front of next st, then knit into back of the st, then into front again.

Ric Rac Rosettes My brother-in-law just returned home from a mission in Brazil last week & brought his sisters these adorable rosette necklaces... I instantly fell in love! Thanks for modeling Emily:) With a closer look, we discovered the rosettes were made of ric rac! I had to make one for myself, so I went to the store and bought the colors that were on Clearance(because I'm cheap) pulled out some thread & some beads that I found for 99 cents on Clearance at Walmart... and started rolling the ric rac...see how they EASILY make an adorable rosette? I doubled my thread and cut it a bit larger than the size I wanted my necklace. and then repeated the ric rac rosette in a new color... and now I have my own necklace & I think I have begun a ric rac obsession! This was my 1st one I completed & I have already made 2 others in different colors, using a variety of bead colors/shapes and patterns. Thanks for your inspiration Brazil!!! A few tips if you are going to try one...

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