Hexagonal Stacking Boxes The inspiration for this week’s project comes from the Japanese stacking octagonal box kit shown above. We previously used a similar technique to demonstrate a business card box with traditional elegance. We now present a surreal modern makeover for Japanese papercraft boxes by using (recycling) paperboard packaging. We follow the same basic construction techniques, but simplify it by eliminating the paper coverings and decorations. In their place, we use paperboard from cereal, cracker and cookie packaging. Color Theory 101: selecting yarns that go together A lot of patterns going around at the moment feature stripes: two or three colors that go together perfectly. You could follow the colors suggested in the pattern sample… but you want to try something a little different. But how in the world do you pick a colors that go together? Color theory.
the beekeeper's quilt pattern by tiny owl knits This pattern is available for $5.50 USD buy it now Wheee! The beekeeper’s quilt! Little Christmas socks: the pattern Hello hello hello! How are you today? WWOOOOOOOOW! I am soooo thrilled by all your wonderful comments concerning the little socks:) Thank you so much! I could not make you wait longer so I managed to finish quickly the “how to” so I can share it with you today It is very easy you’ll see but I hope that I’ll find a way to explain it to you by using simple words… DIY Confetti Bowl Last weekend I made this DIY project with the boys, it's really easy to make and I can assure that you're gonna have fun! You'll need: confetti, one balloon, Mod Podge, a sponge and a small vase. Inflate your balloon, then insert it on to the vase so it's sturdier to work with. Add Mod Podge to the top half of the balloon with a sponge, then sprinkle confetti all over, you can remove your balloon from the vase and hold it to add the confetti on the sides. Let it dry and add another coat of glue and confetti, you will need to add several coats until you achieve a thick coat. Let it dry for 8-10 hours.
Tips and Tricks - Heels Toe Up, Afterthought Heel Socks By: Jill L. Schaefer© Level: Intermediate/Advanced Beginner Materials: Sport Weight Yarn and Needles appropriate for Sport Weight Yarn 24” Scrap Length of Contrast Yarn (In same weight as main yarn) Stitch Markers Scissors Yarn Needle Optional: Row Counter Crochet Hook For Picking Up Stitches Pattern instructions are for a child's sock. For clarity and economics (yours!) the photos are in black & white STEP 1: Cast On ½ the total number of stitches for toe.
How to bead a stitch Beading a knitwork gives beautiful results and can turn an ordinary project into fine jewelry! Here is an easy way to bead a stitch with a small wire commonly called "tiger tail" that you will find in jewelry craft shop. Step One: Cut a piece of wire (about 4 inches) and fold it in half. Make sure the pleat is well crushed to be as thin as possible.
Printable Origami Click the Links to Download! Scroll down to find the links to all of the printable origami diagrams on this site, made into convenient pdf's for you! Just click to download, then enjoy! You will need Adobe Reader installed on your computer in order to open the pdf file. You can get Adobe Reader here Lettering: A Reference Manual of Techniques by Andrew Haslam Lettering: A Reference Manual of Techniques by Andrew Haslam and published by Laurence King This newly published book (September 2011) is a comprehensive reference guide for any designer wanting to know more about the techniques and production processes to create lettering themselves or to commission work from external sources. Using a combination of explanatory text, step-by-step photographs and classic and contemporary examples, this unique survey brings together over 80 processes involved in creating lettering and applying it to many different surfaces. Included are hand-drawn lettering techniques (from sign writing to tattooing); dimensional lettering (hand engraving to laser cutting); typesetting (from letterpress to lettering in food); printing (Letraset to printing on bank notes); lettering on textiles (embroidery to flagmaking); and illuminated type (neon signage to holography). 1,400 colour illustrations 270 x 210 mm 240 pages
bonnet facile knitting for last minute gifts is part of the holiday season and often unexpectedly fun. this year a slouchy hat using two luxurious skeins of eyre, for a close friend seemed just right. last-minute slouch ::: yarn :: madelinetosh eyre (225 yds (206 meters): “milk”, 2 skeins, madelinetosh tosh sock (395 yards / 361 meters) : “robin’s egg”, 1 skein. note : both yarns are held doubled throughout. needles :: one US 9 (5.5mm) 32” (80 cm) circular needle. change needle size if necessary to obtain gauge. notions :: 1 stitch marker for marking beginning of round and a darning needle for securing remaining sts.
The 100 best free fonts In this freshly updated free fonts for designers post, we bring you the world's best free fonts. We've filtered out the diamonds from the thousands of less perfectly designed free fonts available online, for you to use in your designs and illustrations. Get Adobe Creative Cloud now This list represents the 55 best free fonts we've found in eight categories. You can use the drop-down menu at the top of the page, or the boxout, right, to jump to the section you want. Sliding loop : an easy way to begin granny square! The double sliding loop is my favorite way to begin a granny square. I find this method fabulous as I can make the beginning ring the size I want. I worked it with a double ring as I find it more safe and easier to weave in end the tails. And here is a tutorial just to share with you my way to work : 1.