First Kumihimo Braid I had a go at using this Kumihimo plate the other night and found that the instructional pictographs were a bit difficult to understand. As you can see they were a bit daunting. The Kumihimo package came with five strands of synthetic yarn to start you off, and this is the first braid I did. I must admit that I really enjoyed it. Galaxy de l'origami étoiles When my 5 yo goddaughter and I meet up, we love to hand each other our little handmade somethings. She would shower me with sweet girly drawings, scribblings, love notes, masks or a surprise “masterpiece”. Godma would usually make origami iconic symbols. Not long ago I made her a galaxy of stars, one of her favourite shapes. I have complied a list of what I had made to share with you the wonders of star origami.
240 Free Chevron Patterns, Papers, Templates & Backgrounds Chevron is all the rage, so naturally, I found you some great free chevron (or herringbone) patterns, seamless patterns, vectors, photoshop patterns, papers, overlays, pattern templates, and backgrounds! 1. “Free Chevron Stripe Photoshop Patterns” from The Darling Blog. :: Take me to the Free Download :: 2. “Chevron Patterns” from HG Designs.
DIY Project: Apple Stamp Table Runner With fall in full swing, it seems that everyone is heading out to their local orchard and picking apples. The after effects of those trips are an abundance of indulgent desserts flooding my Instagram feed. Instead of using all of the apples to make pies and other yummy treats, I thought why not decorate my kitchen table? Using an apple stamp I made myself, I created a simple and chic table runner that’s perfect for fall. I stuck to a black and white color palette so the overall look steers clear of “elementary school art class” and stays firmly in my personal style.
Tangrams Here's some puzzling fun for the kids from ancient China! Tangrams, "seven pieces of cleverness", are an ancient Chinese puzzle which is still mind-bending and intriguing today! We've developed some fun printable tangram puzzles which are perfect for kids - they help with logic and thinking skills, dexterity .. and they are just plain puzzling fun! Explore our tangram puzzle printables below... What a Knit and Kumihimo too! Kumihimo Project Kits September 12, 2011 at 8:47 pm Karen’s Kumihimo Corkscrew Bracelet Video on How to Make a Kusudama With the Carambola Flower by Carmen Sprung This Kusudama can be considered modular origami, and it is based on a beautiful flower model, folded from a pentagon and originally created by Carmen Sprung (Germany). She calls it “carambola” perhaps because of its resemblance to a cross section of a carambola –also known as star fruit. On her website, Happy Folding, Sara Adams (Germany) presents a video showing how to make a pentagon and how to fold the origami carambola. The folding process, as Sara demonstrates, is both easy and pleasing. The Kusudama structure is that of a dodecahedron and made with twelve pentagonal flowers.
Free Book: Free Online Clipart Sourcebook Announcing the Free Clip Art Sourcebook: links to thousands of categorized free images, all in one place! When I was a magazine art director about 100 years ago, we didn’t have electronic free clip art. That might seem incomprehensible to younger people, but we had to jump through all kinds of hoops just to get images onto the pages of a magazine. It involved X-Acto knives and sticky wax, which always seemed to be stuck to parts of me, instead of just to the back of the clip art. I used to design a lot of small ads every month, many of which required some kind of artwork to make them stand out. That was when my love affair with clip art began.
How to use FUROSHIKI click click click click click FREE Greek Class Management Teaching Resources and Printables - SparkleBox Greece Where applicable, use the links to download Greek versions of resources. Class Management Resources in Greek Shape reward charts (Ref: SB552) Two printable sticker reward charts with triangles, circles and squares. Macrame - friendship-bracelets.net/macrame The most central in macrame is of course the knots. I will list some of the most common knots I know. The square knot The square knot is the most basic knot used in macrame. 3D Paper Owl from mmmcrafts The gifted Larissa from mmmcrafts is here sharing her amazing talents with an unbelievable 3D paper owl. Larissa writes… Left: art made with this tutorial, Right: art made with alternate colors (see note at the end of the tutorial) Hey, Craft Campers! I’m delighted to participate in this summer kid-craft lineup.
Free Valentine Printable: Basket With Heart Lace This paper Valentine's day craft project shows you how to make a beautiful mini basket perfect for small sweets, jewelry or chocolates. This free printable also comes with a matching gift tag. What you need Pattern (see below) scissors glue or tape paper cutter/blade printer (optional, you can also print your PDF File at your local print shop) thick paper/card stock (optional, you can also print your PDF File at your local print shop) pen (optional, for writing your messages) single hole puncher (optional, you can make your own holes using a paper cutter) ribbon/string (optional, for a stronger Mini Gift basket handle) inkless ball point pen/blunt tipped tool (optional, for easier folding/scoring)