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Puff Daddy - knitted stool

Puff Daddy - knitted stool
Puff is the Norwegian word for stool. We really liked the pouf from Christien Meinderstsma, but it´s way out of our price range. This simple pattern for a knitted stool has much thinner yarn, but the budget is just as thin;) Nice to rest your legs on, and very popular for the kids. What we used:Eskimo, 18 balls (Or yarn suitable for US #13 needles)Acrylic yarn would probably be a really good alternative, as it´s a piece of furnitureUS #19 circular needles2 cheap duves (feather and down) How we did it:Cast on 35 stitches using three threads.Knit the garter stitch until you´ve knitted all the balls, and there is just enough yarn left to asseble the stool. You now have ONE rectangular piece.Cast off loosely. Assemble the first long side. Stuff the duves into the stool. Assemble the other end in the same manner as the first. And there you go! This is a free stool knitting pattern from

Jewelry Dishes I love the vitrines at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that are filled with household artifacts from places long ago and far away. Tightly woven mats and perfectly crafted sandals, hammered metal and braided leather, ancient objects still feel alive with the integrity and vitality of their makers. What sometimes also strikes me is how little our aesthetic values have changed over the thousands of years. Beauty is still a human imperative and careful craftsmanship is still a revered skill. We still respond to simple shapes and beautiful materials, to whimsical embellishments and practical uses. I thought about this a lot as I crocheted these Jewelry Dishes. My trip into antiquity was greatly assisted by the purity and simplicity of Habu's extraordinary fibers. It's not hard to make your own pretty little trays and bowls, just some simple crocheting... like it's always been done! PS Wouldn't these gorgeous brass bracelets be right at home in a museum case? The Materials The Patterns Gauge

Diy Liquid Hand Soap Making handmade liquid soap from natural soap bars is not only better for the environment, but it is a huge money saver as well. While the prospect of making your own hand soap might seem like a huge time investment, it is a very simple project. ingredients 4 ounce bar of natural soap 2 quarts of water tools 1 metal grater large pot hand mixer or whisk container for storage directions Grate your soap into a fine pile. Heat the water; when water begins to simmer, add grated soap. Allow mixture to sit for 15 minutes, and mix well with a hand mixer or whisk. Allow mixture to sit over night. Pour soap into your favorite reusable container, or reuse disposable plastic containers. Out to find ways to make life simpler, Ashley is tackling life one DIY project at a time. wrap up: {at home} {cleaning} {dish} {diy} {handmade} {liquid} {living} {project} {simple} {soap}

Poufs!! DIY Projects Forget the ottoman, what’s hot in style right now are poufs! Easy to put your feet up on, great as spare seating and frankly, they just look cool… DIY poufs are projects that can add double duty decor to your room, with a good dose of on trend design. I bought one for Steve for last Christmas… let’s just say, I wish I had made it! Our feature project, above and below, is from ‘Pickles’. ‘The Country Chic Cottage’ created this rustic pouf from coffee sacks! Laura at ‘A Beautiful Mess’ has a compete tutorial for you on making this drum floor DIY pouf! From ‘Retropolitan Hip’, this DIY floor pouf was made from $3 Ikea floor mats… It looks cool but casual, and it looks like it will last. This hexagon DIY floor pouf from ‘Shabby Creek Cottage’ is really fun. ‘Design Sponge’ has a full template and tutorial for making a pouf. This DIY pouf is an Ikea hack from ‘Kristy Murphy’. Do you crochet, or want to learn? Susan at ‘Living with Punks‘ created this hack for a Land of Nod floor cushion.

Big Cuddly Bunny My hometown has an agricultural fair every August that I rarely miss. My brother watches the oxen pulls for hours and my mother lingers over the prize vegetables, but I always head straight for the rabbits! I totally love them: their blinky eyes, their fat bellies and their ridiculous ears. And so when it comes to Easter and its wonderful cast of characters, for me, the bunny wins. Our Big Cuddly Bunny gets its shape and inspiration from this winter's Big Snowy Owl. The Materials Main Yarn: 6 skeins of Blue Sky's Bulky, 50% Alpaca and 50% Wool. The Pattern Gauge 2 1/2 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette Finished Size 15 inches from ground to top of head 38 inches in circumference The Bottom With the Main Yarn and the double pointed needles, cast on 8 stitches. Place a stitch marker and join for working in the round, being careful to not twist your stitches. Round 1: Knit into the front and back (kfb) 8 times. (16 stitches) Round 2: Purl. Round 3: *P1, kfb, repeat from * to end of round. (24 stitches)

Piano Recycling at its finest! - Piano World Piano It was a Steinway B from the early 1880's. Termites went all through the beams, the belly rail, the original legs and other parts of the piano. We kicked the project around several times over a decade, but in the end, there wasn't enough to save. As a fountain, the piano was sealed and painted, fiberglass laid in the keybed and over the keys, so the water rushes over the clear fiberglass. The piano had already been torn down, so plywood was added to hold the plants. There's lots of drainage to slow the deterioration, but at some point it will return to nature. Some of you may have seen this image before of anonymous piano art in California. It's amazing how strong are feelings are for pianos, even their imagery gives us the hope of all possibilities.

Formerly the Pale Blue Atlas Club by ShopCollinGarrity Zippered Hand Warmers Zippers, in this case, dispose of their actual use and embrace the whimsy of their style. Bold and chunky, bright and friendly, these zippers are here for our entertainment only! Wear them on the palm side or the knuckle side; up, down, or half way in between, they'll make you smile! Madeline Tosh's new Tosh Merino DK sets the stage for all of this zipper play. Right in between Tosh Light and Tosh Worsted, the DK weight is the same beautiful single ply superwash merino as its cousins. And most importantly, it comes in the same palette of luminescent hand dyed colors that makes Madeline Tosh some of our very favorite yarn! The Materials Tomato Hand Warmers Luster Hand Warmers The Pattern Gauge 6 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitch Finished Size Comfortably stretches to about 8 inches in circumference, to fit most women. 11 1/2 inches in length. Hand Warmer A Cast 43 stitches onto one double pointed needle. Working back and forth with two double pointed needles... Thumb Hole Cut the yarn. Hand

Geri Dönüşüm ile Eski Bavullara Hayat Verin Lovenostalgicwhimsy tarafından geri dönüşüm ile tekrar kullanıma sunulan eski bavullar evinize şık bir görünüm kazandırıyor. Eski bavullar üzerinde yapılan küçük işlemler sayesinde bavulları , ilaç veya banyo dolabı olarak kullanmanız mümkün. Bavullar, tüm banyo malzemelerinizi depolayacak biçimde tasarlanmış, ufak tefek eşyalarınızı ve aksesuarlarınızı saklayabileceğiniz bir çekmece de tasarımcı tarafından düşünülmüş. Yazımızı okurken bu tip bir bavulu veya çantayı nereden bulacağız diyebilirsiniz ama aslında aile büyüklerimizi ziyarete gittiğimizde bu bavullardan bulma şansımız çok fazla. Muhtemelen bavullar dolapların ücra köşelerinde, tozlu raflarda çöpe atılacağı günü bekliyorlar, oysa bu tip malzemelere yeniden hayat verebilmek için gereken şey sadece biraz çevre bilinci, geri dönüşüme verdiğiniz önem ve hayal gücü.

Bois Urbain From the archive, 10 February 1961: Teenage knits: two thirds of teenagers are knitters, says survey | From the Guardian Young woman knitting. Photograph: Corbis A most surprising piece of information was given at the British Nylon Fair at the Royal Albert Hall this week: "A recent survey has shown that two-thirds of teenagers are knitters, but only one-third of the over-sixties ever knit." Normally I am distrustful of market surveys, especially when their extent is not stated: but just for once we will take their findings on trust. The urge to knit is surely the most moral force in the world. The British Nylon Spinners, therefore, did a commendable thing in giving prior place on their programme of fashion shows to a dress parade of hand-knitted clothes. There are now various thick, chunky textures in 4-ply and double-knitting "Bri-Nylon" yarns. Sales of "Bri-Nylon" yarns have increased sixfold in the past three years. The fashion show which followed the parade of hand-knitted clothes made a very strong feature of ready-to-wear "Bri-Nylon" knitwear, jersey dresses, and jumper suits.

magnetic sewing room catch all i remember seeing this project way back when on the farm chicks blog and have kept it in mind all this time! with a simple magnetic knife strip and some cute fabric, you can have a sewing room catch all in no time. supplies: - magnetic knife strip (mine is from ikea) - spray adhesive (optional) - glue gun - scissors - fabric to recover with directions: cut the fabric into a long rectangle big enough to wrap around the edges of your magnetic strip. spray with adhesive and tack into place. using a hot glue gun, secure the fabric to the back side. mount according to instructions and voila! what do you think? wrap up: {diy} {holder} {knife} {magnetic strip} {needles} {organize} {scissors} {sewing}

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