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A quick tutorial : : book beads « the smallest forest

A quick tutorial : : book beads « the smallest forest
I haven’t added any text instructions, because I think the photos are clear enough. All that’s left to do know is make a whole heap of these, in different shapes (but always symmetrical shapes!) and sizes, and stringing them up. This uses the same binding method used to make childrens board-books…the only difference is that you glue the front and back cover together, as well, and create a book in the round, without and ending or beginning…and that’s some pretty heavy symbolism for a pretty paper bead! Have fun! Like this: Like Loading...

Tutorial: Crock Pot Yarn Dyeing! You may not even know about these, but way back at the beginning of this blog, almost 3 years ago, I did a couple of kool-aid yarn dyeing tutorials. They were specifically how-tos for getting particular kinds of variegation (as opposed to dyeing basics) – part 1 being three blending colors, part 2 longer stripes of random-order solids. (I’ve just gone back and edited these old posts a little, changing some bad advice I’d given and some minor details, but not anything major.) So, after 3 years and countless skeins of dyeing experience have now passed, I want to do a couple of new dyeing tutorials for you! I recently dyed up a skein of bulky yarn (Imperial Stock Ranch Lopi) with 5 different colors in my crock pot, for a spotty, kettle dyed kind of look, as you can see above. So, start by filling the crock pot with water (and a little vinegar if you want) and submerging the yarn in there. Oh yeah, I should show you, this is the same method I used to dye these yarns (and more): Fun!

- StumbleUpon If you’ve been following my blog, you know how I made 60 of these painted frames with song lyrics for our wedding decorations /favors… Well, a lot of wedding guests loved them and took one home, but we had a ton left at the end of the night, which we boxed back up and took home with us… So we now have 30 of them hanging on our big white living room wall! So, hey, you want to know how to make these yourself? I made 2 different types of painted frames: textured frames that were just plain spray painted, and smooth(ish) frames that were painted with lace used as stencils. Your first step is to take a trip to your local thrift store (or several of them) and find frames – whatever sizes you want (mine were 3×5, 4×6, and 5×7), either textured to do the simple version, or plain untextured frames to do the lace stenciling. I did them in batches of 6-10 at a time – sprayed 1 coat over them all, then went back with a 2nd coat over them all. Let dry completely as the spray paint can instructs.

Swaddle Baby Tutorial Find the doll face painting tutorial here. I was a little surprised by the response from readers after I originally posted about swaddle babies. These 'swaddling dolls' have been around for a while, a few of you readers even mentioned having owned one as a child. I first learned how to make one during a Relief Society service project, but when I made some for my children at home I changed them up a bit to better fit my kids. The originals were made with fleece blankets, and were much smaller in size. You asked me for a more in-depth tutorial on how to make my version of these sweet dolls, and here it is! - materials - two 19" squares of cotton fabric, can be contrasting designs one circle cut of muslin about 8" in diameter yarn for hair bow / trim First, gather your materials. Lay the fabric squares with right sides together. Turn right side out. You should end up with a pretty little blanket. Fold the blanket diagonal-wise to create a triangle. Sew the top of the rectangle closed. Tada! And oh!

Casting On - Channel Islands Cast On - Knitting Community This cast on requires three lengths of yarn and leaves behind a picot edging. This is creating by alternately pulling up loops through the doubled yarn and completing yarn overs with the single strand. Grasp the three yarn tails and the needle in your right hand. Using your left hand, split the yarn so that one strand passes over your index finger and the other two strand pass over your thumb. This is quite similar to the positioning for the Long Tail Cast On. *Wrap the two strands of yarn around your thumb twice in a counter-clockwise motion. Insert the needle under the strands that are wrapped around your thumb. Pass the needle over the top of the single strand of yarn from your index finger and draw a loop through all of the strands on your thumb. Tug on the three strands of yarn with your left hand to snug them up. Pass the needle over the top of the index finger strand from front to back to create a yarn over. Repeat from * until you have the desired number of stitches cast on.

Gift Ideas for Poor Creative Souls (13) Posted by: Cathy on Jun 11, 2012 Tagged in: Untagged Painting stones has to be one of the cheapest forms of art and a wonderful way to give someone an inexpensive but thoughtful gift. Painted stones also make great paper weights or you could use them as place settings for a wedding party. All you need to do is collect a few pebbles, get out your acrylic paints and then varnish your stones to protect them. Have fun! For tutorials on how to market yourself online, please go here

The Sunday Showcase Party {No. 111} Welcome to The Sunday Showcase Party Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share your creations & ideas. Just a Few Things Prior to Submitting Your Links *This Party is open to any project or idea you havemade or created and would like to showcase this week. Please do not link up work that is not your own. *Please do not link to Etsy shops, selling sites or to a giveaway *Please add the party button to your post {code below} or a visible link back to the party so others can be inspired to join in the fun *I love to feature projects and share them throughout the week – by submitting a link to this party you are allowing authorization for your project to be featured. I’m excited to see what you’ve been working on. Hope you have a wonderful week ~ enjoy.

Anleitung: Sunburst Flower Granny Square häkeln « Kasa Amend Geschafft: Meine Foto-Anleitung zum Häkeln der Sunburst Flower Granny Squares für eine dieser tollen Decken, wie sie viele wahrscheinlich von Sandra Juto oder dieser Flickr Group kennen, ist fertig. Für eine Freundin, die heute Geburtstag hat, wollte ich schon längst mal meine kleine Übersetzung dieser englischen Anleitung von MaryjoO abtippen. Nun hab ich mir etwas mehr Zeit genommen, um die Anleitung noch etwas detaillierter auszuarbeiten. Dank des tollen Fußauslösers, konnte ich die ganzen Häkel-Schritte selbst fotografieren und da die liebe MaryjoO nichts dagegen hatte, stelle ich das Ganze nun auch hier in den Blog und wünsche viel Spaß beim Häkeln. Wolle: Cool Wool 2000/ Merino Superfein von Lana Grossa (Das aber nur als Info, ihr könnt selbstverständlich auch ganz andere Wolle nehmen. Häkelnadel: 4,0 (etwas dicker als zur Wolle empfohlen, dadurch wird die Decke schön locker) Bedarf: Etwa 9 g Wolle habe ich pro Granny Square verhäkelt. ::::: RUNDE 1: Der innere Strahlenkreis :::::

How to cut glass I posted a picture about 1 week ago on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter of me cutting glass using just string. I got LOT’S of requests for a tutorial on how I DID THIS! So here it is. FINALLY! I want to warn you. It’s best to triple your yarn because it will burn longer! Soak it GOOD! I like to tie my yarn where I want my glass to “cut” then quickly pour polish remover over the string again. Get a big bowl with ice and water ready. VERY IMPORTANT! Slowly turn your bottle. You can’t let the flame go OUT then dunk it in the ice water. YAY!!! I reallly hope you enjoyed this tutorial because I had ALOT of requests for it! © Copyright jaderbombllc, All rights Reserved.

Denim Cutlery Pouch Sewing Pattern Make a cutlery pouch - very handy for storing eating utensils in your lunch pack - from recycled denim. This sample is cut from the leg of a old pair of blue jeans but other scrap fabric, such as a fabric napkin or dish towel, would also work well. The opening is a simple fold-over flap, easy to sew, and less fiddly to open and close than a button or velcro tab. Materials List: denim or other recycled fabric, paper, pencil, ruler, scissors, pins, sewing machine, sewing thread. Make a Rectangular Pattern First, make a simple, rectangular paper pattern. Lay the long side of the paper pattern along the grain of the fabric. You will need to cut two rectangles, one slightly longer than the other, so cut one piece of denim to the size of the pattern and cut the other piece a bit longer. Remember that the smallest rectangle must be at least one inch longer than the longest utensil that you will be placing inside. Sew a Hem Hem one end of each rectangle of fabric. Align the Fabric and Sew Around

calming the senses with weighted blankets « Craft Nectar Note from Weeks: Both my husband and daughter are restless sorts. When our daughter was little and we went to a restaurant, Bill would take her out to run up and down the sidewalk while I paid the bill so she wouldn’t start squirming at the table. Those kids who kick the back of your seat on planes have the same issue. Therapists refer to them as “sensory seeking.” One therapist explained to me that the way I would feel if I sat in a car for ten hours straight is how she feels after sitting for one hour. Bill has talked for years about finding a way to create a heavy blanket that would calm his and our daughter’s restless muscles. Like me, our daughter is frequently restless and, at the end of the day, often asks for a heavy quilt on her legs or for a deep-muscle massage. Little did I know that weighted blankets and vests are in widespread use as therapeutic devices for children and adults with sensory conditions including ADD and autism. Like this: Like Loading...