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big B Sewing pillows and some other stuff It's been a weird week. Fast and slow at the same time. Both girls had a 24hr bug, not on the same day, luckily. There was some sewing this week as well. For the pillows I followed these instructions (in Dutch, but the pictures speak for themselves). Did you actually know you can use old T-shirts or knit fabric to make piping? It's hard to tell from the pictures, but I actually chose the wrong side of the fabric to be on the good side for the piping as the aspect of that came pretty close to the weave of the fabric I was using for the pillows. I have a couple more pillows to go and maybe after that I could start on some curtains... or maybe not... Wishing you a wonderful weekend! xo, P.

Alenn und Stefanus von Horn: Viking Coat At hese Week I write in Facebook a little bit about my new Viking Coat.So its time to write here a bit about it,too.On Double Wars I decide that I need a new Coat after the Pattern of a Viking Kaftan .Some of the Ladies are wearing it there ,but I dont know if it gives Graves Founds for it anywhere . Sometime ago ,I found this Picture of this Pattern.I cut it, but without the Back Gore. I have so much Fabrics at Home ,so that I decide to take a violet Wool Blend .I sew it with the Machine and the Seams I made with Hand.I buy some Logwood Dyed Wool on the Viking Market in Jork .After the Sewing of the Seams I will make some "Embroidery" on the Coat.It will not be the real Embroidery ,while I will use a Handsewing Stich and not an Embroidery Stich. Also I finished the first of my Finnish Undergown.It was more a Test ,thats the Reason while I use a Cotton Blend in dark lilac.I love it a lot ,while I love the Pattern and its light to wear at this Temperatures.

Joanne Granny Stripe Blanket All too often I hear people saying "this isn't your granny's crochet" or disparagingly calling something handmade "granny" to mean that it's unstylish, ugly or fussy. I personally think this is unfair to our collective Grannies, women who made so many beautiful things that still inspire us today. I made this bed sized Granny Stripe blanket with the hope of showing that Granny Style can indeed be a thing of beauty. I think this blanket is both modern and elegant, especially with its playful color note which for me harkens back to the fun and funky crocheted blankets made by many of our grandmothers. The Granny Stripe is a crochet pattern that is made just like the iconic Granny Square, but instead of stitching around and around a center square, it is made by stitching back and forth in rows. For my Granny Stripe blanket I used the incomparable Madeline Tosh, Tosh Merino Light. Materials Size Finished Measurements: approximately 50-inches x 56-inches wide. Gauge Notes Pattern

Cross Stitch Charts - JB CrossStitch Make a modular felt trivet Related to yesterday's coaster project, here's a template for making a larger modular felt trivet. No sewing or gluing required. Connect as many pieces as you like to make bigger projects, too--placemats, a runner, or sew two pieces together for a pillow cover. Download the pattern here. Then print out as many sheets as you need, pin them to a piece of felt, and use a rotary cutter or X-acto knife to cut the slits in each shape. (Press hard to make sure you cut through both the paper pattern and the felt.) Begin locking pieces together by pulling the arrow-shaped tabs through the slots from the back through to the front side. To finish the trivet, trim off the excess felt around the edges and nip the points off the triangular tabs.

Hanging succulent garden | Skinny laMinx Another thing I got up to during my week long Making Friday was to make a hanging succulent garden in my studio. It all started with the impulse buy of a magnificent Burro’s Tail from Aspen Flowers in Loop Street, and next thing I was googling macrame tutorials on the internet. Just look at how it turned out! It all came together quite quickly, after I learned how to make a really easy macrame hanger that’s not too desperately retro. Step1: Get a metal or wooden ring, scissors, and some cotton or nylon rope. I used a few different ropes in both cotton and polypropylene. Step 2: Cut four equal lengths of rope. I made these ones 2 metres long, but cut them longer if you’re planning a long drop. Step 3: Thread the four pieces of rope through the ring and situate the ring in the centre. Now 8 pieces of rope are hanging down. Tie a simple knot with all 8 pieces just below the ring. Measure down about 20cm and tie two adjacent pieces of rope together.