Knitted & Crochet Slipper Boots Step out in style with these beautiful Knitted & Crochet Slipper Boots! You’ll love to make these FREE Patterns and don’t they look fantastic. Click HERE for the FREE Pattern from ‘Garn Studio’ Click HERE for the FREE Pattern from ‘Garn Studio’ Click HERE for the FREE Pattern from ‘Garn Studio’ Click HERE for the FREE Pattern from ‘Garn Studio’ Make these Crochet Cozy Boots – Click HERE Given email address is already subscribed, thank you! Oops. Please provide a valid email address. Thank you, your sign-up request was successful! Please complete the CAPTCHA. Please fill in the required fields.
DIY Lace Earrings Dolce & Gabbana‘s Spring ’11 collection undoubtedly furthered our already fanatical obsession with lace. Honestly, how dreamy is the collection?! We thought we’d make good use of some vintage lace trim we had laying around and turn them into earrings similar to the ones we saw on the runway. Mix equal parts glue to water in a bowl. Submerge the cut shapes into the glue mixture. I haven’t stopped wearing mine since and can’t wait to make more. (top image from Vogue.com, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)
Make a Custom Pair of Tap Pants By Haley Pierson-Cox For me, summer in NYC means two things: 1) I will eventually wear a light skirt into the subway when my hands are full, and 2) on that day, when I step onto the stairs of the station, a gust of wind will come barreling up from below, lifting my skirt and showing my backside to anyone who cares to look. This year, on the very first nice day, my skirt flew up not once, but twice. In the same commute. Grumbling and scrambling to pull it down, it hit me: I definitely needed a pair of tap pants. In case you’re not familiar, tap pants work like a slip, but they’re actually shorts, making them the perfect solution to my summer skirt woes. Materials: Fabric, 1-2 yards nylon or silkFoldover elastic, 1-3 yards, depending on whether you use a sergerLace, 2-3 yards, optionalMeasuring tape Pattern paper; you can also use newspaperRuler Pencil Sewing machine Serger/overlock machine, optionalFabric scissors/rotary cutter Straight pins Water-soluble fabric marker Directions Related
Classic Cuffed Hat For as long as I can remember, every Sunday my grandmother makes fresh pasta from scratch, and every Sunday she uses the same metal pasta maker she got as a wedding anniversary gift from my grandfather in 1961. When we press her to upgrade to a new machine, she always responds, “It’s hard to improve on a classic!” I revisited the truth in my grandmother’s words when I set out to make this winter’s hat. How could I improve on a classic winter hat? Very little, and so my pondering ended with these Classic Cuffed Hats, as reliable and perfectly timeless as a 1961 pasta maker! To ensure a design that would last a half a century, I made a couple of important decisions. Second, I chose a yarn that I think of as an instant classic, Purl Soho’s 100% merino Worsted Twist. Materials Hat with pom pom: 1 (2, 2) skeins of Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist, 100% merino. Baby Size, left, from top to bottom: Paprika Red, Pink Grapefruit, Ochre Yellow and Yellow Zest Gauge Sizes Baby (Kid, Adult) Notes Pattern Begin
DIY Transparent Clutch Phil Oh spotted this elegant Charlotte Olympia Pandora clutch during Paris Fashion Week and we spotted a DIY. Prada, Chanel & Fendi seem to be seeing clearly too because let’s face it, nothing says “I ain’t got shit to hide” like a transparent clutch. You’ll start by drilling a hole at the top of the plastic box. Push the knob through the hole of the box and replace the washer and nut. Voila! (top image by Phil Oh for Vogue.com, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)
Tutorials Knitting Cables The simple technique of cabling (crossing one group of stitches over another) lends itself to many interpretations in knitting. It's easy to do, you can make all kinds of interesting and imaginative cable patterns. All it takes is a little patience and practice. You can make any kind of cable by suspending (holding) a number of stitches on a cable needle (cn) while you knit that same number of stitches from the LH needle. Standard or rope cables are the most basic cables. If you want to make a cable that looks like it's twisting to the left, you hold your suspended stitches in front of your work while you knit from the LH needle.If you want to make a cable that twists to the right, hold the suspended stitches in back. Instructions for a 6-stitch left-twisting cable usually read something like this: Sl 3 sts to cn, hold in front, k3, k3 from cn. You may also see abbreviations like C3F and C3B. Knitting a standard cable When you knit cables, you don't have to cross stitches on every row.
DIY Flower Halo You’ll start by cutting 2 circles from the piece of felt at approximately 2″ in diameter. Form the wires of your halo by molding and bending each piece into a half circle. Lay the two half circles opposite of each other to create a single circle, laying it over the top of your head to check the fit. Wrap floral tape over 2 sections of overlapping wire at 11 o’clock and 3 o’clock. Trim any overlapping pieces with the wire cutters. Using the wire cutters, cut the stem off the flower making sure the back is flat. The possibilities are endless with this as you can wrap flowers around half or the entire perimeter of the halo, reinforcing with glue. Your flower halo is ready to wear! (images by Honestly…WTF) winding yarn I've always imagined that it would be so much fun to own my own ball winder... to be able to make those adorable little perfect yarn cakes. But I was astounded at the cost. I decided to do a bit of research first to make sure I chose wisely before purchasing. In the meantime, I learned a very simple technique for winding a centre-pull ball of yarn... and it cost me nothing. All you need is a cardboard tube and your own two hands! The perfect size tube is the inner roll from toilet paper. These photos are a tiny bit blurry... because it's actually quite difficult to photograph yourself while your hands are busy winding yarn... I have taken the tube from inside a roll of baking paper, and will need to cut it down to about one third of the size. Make a small snip in the end of the tube. Tie the start of your yarn in a knot. Slip the knot inside the snip you made at the end of the tube. Slide your thumb inside the tube, and hold the yarn in place with your finger as shown. Ta-da!
DIY Lace Shorts A few weeks ago, our friend Katie showed up wearing the cutest lace trimmed shorts. We were impressed to discover that not only did she DIY them, she made them using boxer shorts! We immediately raced to Target for white boxer shorts and the fabric store for a variety of pretty white lace trims. Honestly, this DIY is so simple and perfect for summer! You’ll need:men’s or boy’s white boxer shorts2 yards of lace trima pair of scissorspinsa sewing machine or needle and thread Pin the lace trim along the inside hem of the shorts, starting at the seam of the inner leg. And you’re done! Wear them as is or layered under skirts. (top image from Tumblr, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)
26 Clever And Inexpensive Crafting Hacks DIY Door Knocker Belt After discovering lion drawer pulls at the hardware store a few weeks ago, we were immediately reminded of this vintage Moschino jacket spotted on Jane of Sea of Shoes. They were obviously too amazing to pass up and we knew we had to incorporate the mini door knockers into a DIY. Luckily, we were able to track down the same lion head drawer pulls online so now you can join in on the fun! You’ll need: Start by placing the drawer pulls along the backside of the belt and place them to your liking. Push the screws through the holes and twist on the drawer pulls, tightening each one with a screwdriver. Your Moschino-inspired belt is finito! Roarrrrr! (top image via Atlantis Home, rest of images by Honestly…WTF) Beasts! | c v e t u l k a knits Hi, everyone! Today I'll give you the knitting pattern for my little animal creatures! ЖивотинкиИзцяло изработени от прежда, 100% ръчна изработка. You need: - straight needles 3 mm - tapestry needle - crochet hook Abbreviations: CO - cast on BO - bind off k - knit p – purl k2tog – knit two together ssk – slip, slip, knit st st- stockinette stitch Knit the body as EMOTICONS HERE (cat, tiger, dog, pig, bird's wings) CO 2 sts Row 1: k Row 2: k1, m1, k1 (3 sts) Row 3: k Row 4: k1, m1, k2 (4 sts) Row 5: k Row 6: k1, m1, k2, m1, k1 (6 sts) Row 7: p Increase this way till you get 12 sts, then bind off. (dog, cat, tiger) CO 4 sts. KNit an I-cord long about 3 inches and bind off. Make a pom-pom for the rabbit. elephant CO 14 sts Rows 1-4: k Row 5: sl1, m1, k12, m1, k1 (16 sts) Row 6-8: k Row 9: sl1, k1, k2tog, k8, k2tog, k2 (14 sts) Row 10: k Row 11: sl1, k1, k2tog, k6, k2tog, k2 (12 sts) Row 12-14: k Row 15: sl1, k1, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k2 (10 sts) Row 16-18: k Row 19: sl1, k1, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k2 (8 sts) Bind off. CO 12 sts