Colorblock Thread Wrapped Belt I was browsing Polyvore a while back, and came across a $52 J. Crew belt. It was super cute, but I knew it could easily be DIY'd - and I happened to have all of the supplies on hand. Supplies: - Skinny belt - Assorted colors of embroidery thread* - Scissors - Elmer's glue * The amount of thread you'll need will depend on how much you want to cover your belt, and how much of each color you'll be using. 1) Choose a spot on your belt to start wrapping the thread. 2) Start tightly wrapping the thread around the belt. 3) Continue wrapping the thread until you're ready to start the next color. 4) Tie the next thread color. 5) Repeat with the new color. 6) Continue until you're done with the entire belt. 7) When you're done, make sure all of the knots are tight enough to hold the wrapped thread in place. 8) Place small dots of Elmer's glue on each of the knots, and let dry completely. xo, kirsten
Build a The Z Tower PDF version A modern shelf, freestanding. Handmade from this plan >> Dimensions Dimensions: Dimensions shown above. Materials and Tools Shopping List: 1 – 8′ 1×12 board 4 – 8′ 1×2 Boards 1 1/4″ Screws 2″ Screws Wood Glue Wood Filler Paint and Finishing Supplies Tools: measuring tape square pencil safety glasses hearing protection drill compound miter saw sander level countersink drill bit Cut List Cut List: 2 – 1×2 @ 8″ (Tops inside supports, both ends at 10 degrees parallel) 8 – 1×2 @ 12″ (Shelf Supports, both ends at 10 degrees parallel) 2 – 1×2 @ 4″ (Bottom inside supports, both ends at 10 degrees, parallel) 2 – 1×2 @ 65 1/4″ (Sides, both ends at 10 degrees parallel to each other) 4 – 1×2 @ 13″ (or 2 2x2s @ 13″ – Top and Bottom) 2 – 1×2 @ 11 3/8″ (Inside bottom, one end at 10 degrees off square) 2 – 1×2 @ 12 7/8 (Outside bottom, one end at 10 degrees off square) 5 – 1×12 @ 14 1/2″ (Shelves) Step 1 Frame Use glue and 1 1/4″ screws predrilled from the inside into the leg. Step 2 Step 2: Base Support Step 3
knitty.com Frog pond edition In Japan, the kajika goes kerokero. In Spain the rana sings cruá-cruá. A beka would say bre-ke-ke in Hungary. Here in Norway, frosker sier kvakk. In the knitting world, however, frogs say "rip it, rip it." The term frogging gives the impression of a rather exuberant ripping out of knitted stitches. insert the left hand needle into the stitch just below the stitch on the right hand needle.... ...then slide the stitch onto the left hand needle while pulling on the yarn to release. To unravel your work from a purl side, do the exact same thing, keeping the yarn in front. The real challenge to your nerves comes when you need to undo your knitting for a few rows, but not back to bare yarn. Use either a knitting needle [a smaller size might be a good idea here] or a tapestry needle threaded with a spare length of yarn... insert under the first loop of the stitches all along the row below the error. ...and on a purl side ::
Crochet hexagon jacket / Crochet hexagon sweater Descargá esta entrada en PDF! This time I want to bring you this free crochet pattern of the hexagon jacket that I made for my daughter Micaela who will be born in January of next year. This jacket is made with two hexagons that folded in half become the two halves of the jacket. Once the two halves are seamed together, we add the collar and cuffs. This pattern can be found on the web in several languages as “saquito hexagonal o en hexágono”, “chompita hexagonal”, “chompa en hexágono”, “casaquinho hexágonos”, “hexagon jacket” or “hexagon sweater”. It is an ideal project for beginners and those who don’t like the idea of crocheting sleeves separately. To increase the size of the jacket make bigger hexagons by adding rows. Here is the PATTERN: Here is the TUTORIAL: Here you can see how to change the size of the jacket.
DIY: No Sew Bow Tie | Dill Pickle Picnic I’ve been making these quick bow ties for years. They are great for quick dress-up items and even Halloween costumes and had originally put this quick & easy tutorial together as a set of images to share with a certain tall, super artistic bride. The day before her wedding she was looking for some last minute bow ties for photobooth props and not finding anything to her liking. Supplies Needed: 1 piece of felt (or other fabric) for each bow tie.elastic headband or wooden dowelscissorshot glue Instructions: Start by cutting off the piece that will become the center of your tie. Fold each of the edges of the larger piece of felt to the inside. Take the long skinny piece of felt, and fold in half. Ready to wear…either as a bow tie or a large bow headband. So, there you have it a no sew fun bow tie in less than 5 minutes!
african earrings – crochet tutorial Today we offer you to create yourself a new fixture – the so-called African earrings! They are knitted very quickly and easily. And most importantly – earrings perfectly fit in your beach wardrobe. So, get started! We need: remnants of cotton thread, round blanks for earrings 22 buttons fastener, Pliers. Step 1: Orange thread binds the basis of next sc. Step 2: The second row of sc knit scheme * 1 sc, 1 sc with a button (repeat until the end of the series). With Pliers bend the ring fastener, thread it through the loop on and bend to its initial position.African earrings ready wear with pleasure! Visit link →
June 2011 After I posted my "Vent Turned Into Photo Holder" project last week (posted here), I got a few e-mails asking what kind of magnets and glue I used on the hinge magnets I made for that project. The magnets I use are from Walmart and come 50 to a package for $5.99. They are pretty strong magnets and work well for most of the pieces I want to turn into magnets (and the price is right too). The adhesive I use is Scotch Maximum Strength Adhesive. Since I had both the magnetic buttons and adhesive out I decided to scour my studio and find some things to turn into fun magnets. Here are some of the magnets I came up with: More hardware....this time an old slide lock. An old wood handled stamp. Metal stencils. Old game pieces. A watch face. A decorated key. Vintage earrings. Old locks. To give you a better idea of the size of the locks, here's a larger photo of the locks on my "model", a vintage metal suitcase. For the seamstress of the family I made some sewing related magnets. A zipper pull. Jane
LACE TUNIC Knit.1 Magazine Summer 2006 #12 Knit.1 Summer 2006 #12 design by Shiri Mor This delicate, feminine top can be knitted or crocheted. With bell sleeves and a sexy square neck, either way you work it will have you radiating ethereal beauty. Difficulty level MATERIALS • 4 (4, 4, 5) balls in #100 White of Lion Cotton by Lion Brand, 5oz/140g balls, each approx 236yd/210m (cotton) • Size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook OR SIZE TO GET GAUGE • For knit version: One pair size 10½ (6.5mm) knitting needles OR SIZE TO GET GAUGE • Approx 8yd/7.35m of 2½"/65mm wide lace ribbon from Metropolitan Impex, NYC (metropolitanimpex.com) or from your local craft store • Ten ½"/13mm buttons KNITTED MEASUREMENTS • Sized for XX-Small (X-Small, Small, Medium). FINISHED MEASUREMENTS • Bust (closed) 29½ (32, 34½, 37)"/75 (81, 87.5, 94)cm • Length 29 (30, 30½, 31)"/73.5 (76, 77.5, 78.5)cm • Hip 33 (35, 37, 39)"/84 (89, 94, 99)cm • Upper arm 11½ (12½, 13, 13½)"/29 (32, 33, 34)cm Delivery Method: Electronic PDF