T-Shirt "Yarn" Tutorial I know what you’re thinking–you’re thinking, “t-shirt what?” You heard me. I said, T-shirt yarn. Get a load of this… Recycle Tutorial: Braided Rag Rug My mum threw me 2 bundles of old bed sheets she found during spring cleaning. She knows that I love to recycle and able to make something good out from them. In support of the Earth Hour campaign, I am going to spend the whole March making recycle handmade and will switch off my lights for 1 hour on March 27, 8:30pm.
Knitted Scarves - How to Knit a Scarf at WomansDay.com - StumbleUpon Project excerpted from Head to Toe Knits: 35 hats, scarves, gloves, and socks you'll love to knit. A luxurious scarf (made here from pure Aran wool) that will be the envy of all your friends. The chunky cable makes it extra thick and warm, and with the super-long length you’ll never be cold. You could also try this pattern with finer yarn for a skinnier and lighter-weight version of this scarf.
Joining Yarn - Russian Join - Knitting Community This is an easy join and works well on those yarns that cannot be felted. It requires a yarn needle. It can make things easier if you use a small needle and break the yarn end instead of cutting it. When you break the yarn, the tapered end it creates allows the tail to pass more smoothly through the shaft of the yarn. First, thread one of your yarn ends on a yarn needle. Insert the needle back into the strand of yarn and draw it through about two inches worth (depending on how slippery the yarn is you can increase or decrease this measurement), making sure to keep it inside the wound plies. Crochet DROPS Easter chicken in "Paris" DROPS PARIS UNI COLOUR (50g) 3.35 USD DROPS 152-155 are now available in the stores for $2 per catalog – no yarn purchase required! The catalogs are printed in a limited edition, so visit your local DROPS store today! Find the DROPS Spring & Summer 2014 Collection here!
Spud & Chloë & Blog - StumbleUpon Hi Spud & Chloë Friends, After an overwhelmingly positive response for the Oink preview and for adding wings….. here he is! This project is so fast to work up you will barely blink an eye and a pig will be flying around your house. Easy Button Earrings Tutorial - StumbleUpon Did you know...that you can make new earrings with a button and a paperclip? True story! I've been trying to think of a way for us to make some earrings without having to buy supplies. Buying the beads and all the findings can really add up. :o( Sad.
Ladies Who Lunch All my closest friends know that I (Chanel) am forever on the search for the perfect, chic lunch box. And believe it or not, a lot of the prettiest and well-designed carriers out there are super expensive. So with this personal challenge in mind and with Picnic Week in the air, I was inspired to create my very own reusable lunch bag. Taking my pattern directly from the handy-dandy, classic paper lunch sacks that I predict will be around forever and ever, I put together this canvas version that’s reusable, washable and most of all, super pretty. There was a lot of hand-stitiching involved, but it wasn’t difficult at all and I’m head-over-heels in love with the final product. Keep reading for instructions, and I’d love to know how you all transport food around stylishly!
Hobbes - Amigurumi Patterns.net I've finally decided to write up my Hobbes pattern and instead of selling it I'd like to give it to you for free. The reason he is free is because the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson did not want to commercialize his work The Technique Zone: Acrylic Paint Transfer - StumbleUpon Supplies needed: Acrylic dabbers, photocopy of an image, water spritzer bottle, paintbrush, card stock, craft sheet and heat tool (optional) Take the lid off the dabbers and brush the paint onto the card stock, ensure you get a good coverage Take your photocopied image ( remember that you will get a reverse of the image, so don't use bold words), flip it over and place it in the acrylic.
Salvaged drawers = modular bookcase I picked up these drawers on Freecycle. They were salvaged from the kitchen of a 1940s house that was demolished. My original plan was to put the drawers on wheels and use them as under-bed storage. Turns out, no two drawers are the same height, which would look janky. So I tried stacking them vertically instead (anchoring them to the wall, of course). You could also hang these drawers as individual shadowboxes.