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Il me va comme un gant ! : Nain.de.Jardin

Il me va comme un gant ! : Nain.de.Jardin
Et pour cause... C'en est un ! Le Mâm' Sca'lett du gant, vous connaissez ? Après le doudou chaussette, une idée qui fait un pied de nez aux mitaines enrhumées ! Nonnn... Regardez comme il est adorable ce doudou aux doigts de fée ! Une idée à croquer, née sous les doigts agiles de Miyako Kanamori. Où comment recycler tout en douceur l'ultime gant de Poupette, gardé dans l'hypothétique espoir d'un retour de son jumeau... Et de vos mains agiles rendre vie à cet esseulé. Un doudou doigts doux. ***Nain.de.Jardin***

Stuffed animal This is actually quite a good idea! 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. Use a drill bit that is one size larger than the diameter of the bolt on the knob, otherwise the plastic might crack. Open the lid and slowly drill a hole in the center of the box with very light pressure. 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) Christmas tree ornament mobile, how-to Here is how I made my Christmas tree ornament mobile, it was easier than it looks, promise. The Supplies a 17″ steamer rack from a restaurant supply storeabout 5 feet of lightweight jack chaina small carabiner100 basic ornament hooksone roll, 500 feet, monofilament jewelry string (not the stretchy sort)200 jewelry crimp beads or tubesjewelry crimping tool100 lanyard hooks100 ornaments Note: In the photo above I show earring wire instead of ornament hooks. Creating the Mobile Frame Creating the frame for my ornament tree mobile turned out to be fairly simple. For the top of the mobile I needed something that would allow me to easily secure a lot of hanging points without them sliding around too much. Turn the rack upside down and the spots where the legs were secured neatly become four hanging points. I bought some inexpensive jack chain to use for hanging. I joined the chains using another lanyard hook, and put that on a little carabiner which hung from the hook in the ceiling.

How to Make a Hula Hoop How to Make a Collapsible Hoop: Since I've been getting quite a few requests for collapsible hoop-making instructions lately, here are the basics. In addition to what you need to make a regular hoop, to make a collapsible, you need: Four connectors per hoop instead of oneBulk bungee corduncoated coat hanger wirea power sander (or a lot of patience)several pairs of pliers and several hands Fair warning on two points: First, sanding down the connectors produces plastic dust that you do not want in your eyes or lungs. Here's how it works: Measure off a length of tubing to your desired hoop size, and cut. Heat one end of each of the four tubes, and slide the non-sanded ends of the connectors into each, up to the halfway point, leaving the sanded ends sticking out. You should be able to pull the hoop apart with some effort, but when spinning at top speed it should stay together.

Recycle Tutorial: Woven Rag Rug | Free Pattern &Tutorial at CraftPassion.com - StumbleUpon Thank you for all the great feedback for liking my Braided Rag Rug. I understand that not everyone has a sewing machine or/and able to sew, so I created this no-sew version for the non-sewer who like to recycle their bed sheets or de-stash their fabrics to make this feet cozy Woven Rag Rug. This tutorial doesn’t require any loom for weaving; just use a sturdy corrugated carton box from your recycle pile. I hope everyone can do their part on greening the Earth again and reduce the rubbish that loaded the landfill. By the way, I gave the braided rag rug to my mum and she loves it so much, she is going to dig more old bed sheets out from her storage, which means I will have another bunch of supply to recycle. {Get full details on next page.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners

Learn How to Sew a Giraffe Doll at WomansDay.com - Free Craft Ideas Project excerpted from More Softies Only a Mother Could Love: 22 Hapless but Lovable Friends to Sew and Crochet I based this giraffe pattern on a collage I made out of vintage paper. After being inspired by other "giraffe makers,” I decided to turn the design into a three-dimensional toy. Finished size: 25 cm × 10 cm (10 in × 4 in) Tools • Tracing paper • Fabric marker • Scissors • Pins • Sewing needle • Sewing machine • Stuffing stick (or chopstick) materials • Body fabric – a 30 cm × 40 cm (12 in × 16 in) piece of patterned fabric for the body, and a 20 cm × 25 cm (8 in × 10 in) piece of the same fabric for the gusset and ears Template Softies Giraffe Cut-Out Pattern Template Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Courtesy of More Softies Only a Mother Could Love - available at Amazon.com

DIY Minaudière I have an awful habit of losing sunglasses. Needless to say, I’ve accumulated an impressive collection of sunglass cases over the years. Recently we’ve discovered that these abandoned containers can easily by re-purposed into fabulous mini clutches! Inspired by those spotted during Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks, we made a super simple minaudière with just a few tools and a fancy piece of hardware. Open the sunglass case and drill a hole in the top center. Easy. Perfect for all the essentials . . . minimalism at its best! (top image from style.com, rest of images by Honestly…WTF) Homemade Holidays: Crock Pot Candles Growing up in my house, we always made our own holiday gifts. We were pretty poor, and I suppose it was our only option. But it was never presented to me like that (I didn’t even know what ‘poor’ was, really, and I had a stupendously fabulous childhood full of ‘thing finding’ and ‘government cheese’. But that’s another story.) It was all about crafting our caring into something unique, something personal. The first holiday season that Damian and I spent together, I was a starving college student. Last year we made all our gifts together – our attempt at canning. Anyway, there I go reminiscing. How To Make Candles In A Crock Pot All you need is some wax, some wicks + wick bases, and some candle-holders. Optional additions include color (candle dye is available at the craft store) and smell. Once you’ve gathered all your supplies, set aside some time when you’ll be around the house for a couple of hours. 2) 20-30 minutes later you can check back. 3.5) He was very helpful. 4) Stir it up!

Sponge Water Bombs This post is part of a series created for Positively Splendid. It aired last week, and I’m reprinting it on my blog for all of you. When I think of summer, I think of two things: HOT and “Ohmygoshhh, the kids are going to be home for how many months?”. What better way to survive the Heat and the Kids then with WATER! Sponge Water Bombs are a favorite summer must have here at the Hepworth house. In fact, my kids love them so much we actually keep a set in the bathtub year round! Nothing beats a hot day like a good ol’ fashioned Water Fight, and these Sponge Bombs are sure to get everyone good and wet! These fun Sponge Water Bombs are so easy to make you won’t even believe your eyes. I found them at Target, but I’ve seen them everywhere from the Grocery Store to the Dollar Store. Even cleanup is a cinch. Have a fun, wet and wild summer! Thanks, Amy, for inviting me to share a fun summer idea with your readers!

Felted Wool Patchwork Throw Our Felted Wool Patchwork Quillow has been a favorite Bee project ever since we posted it last winter. And no wonder! It's quick, practical and totally gorgeous! This time around, instead of a quillow, we decided to make a simple throw . Expanding on Page's original detailed instructions and ingenious construction, the Felted Wool Patchwork Throw is a snap to make. Materials Eight Small Mary Flanagan Textured Felted Wool Bundles. For best results, use a walking foot on your sewing machine. Cutting Cut each piece of every bundle to be 6-inches by 7-inches. The original Felted Wool Patchwork Quilllow that this project is based on has some great instructions on how to cut the wool in the neatest possible manner. Pinning and Sewing the Strips You will be sewing this throw together by first sewing each bundle into a long strip and then sewing these eight strips together. Pin together each strip as follows: Repeat this for each cut bundle. Piecing the Strips Together

Hand-made “Star Wars” Book Craft sewer Julie Gillrie has made a 10 page felt cloth Star Wars inspired book. You can buy a PDF kit to make your own at home. The artist is also working on a new edition, “A Star Trek Quiet Book.” Photos © Julie Gillrie Link via Bit Rebels DIY Market Bag With Earth Day just around the corner, we’re turning to artist and environmentalist Chris Jordan for inspiration. In this large-zoom photograph he has captured 1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags, the number used in the US every hour. And did you know that 2.7 billion plastic bags are used every day worldwide? Floored by these staggering numbers we were motivated to do a quick and easy DIY, recycling an old t-shirt into a reusable fringed market bag. We hope that it will also inspire you to use less plastic and paper! Lay the t-shirt on a flat surface. Snip 8 evenly spaced slits along the bottom hem of the t-shirt. Attach a safety pin to the end of one of the strings. You can trim the strings but we like leaving the fringe as is. Aren’t you excited to BYOB (bring your own bag)? Make one for a friend. (top image from here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF; thanks to Leethal & Lynn for the inspiration!)

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