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. Boden Boulevard Necklace Knockoff » Flamingo Toes Did you know Mother’s Day is about a week and half away?? Eek!! I don’t know about you but I’m scrambling a bit here. ;) So I thought I’d help you out. Actually, Melissa and I are helping you out. :) Melissa sent in a Tutorial Request for a darling Boden Necklace – and I knew that it would be perfect for a Mother’s Day idea.
Bedtime sensory tub: lavender dyed rice By Cathy James on August 30th, 2012 Ahh, just looking at that picture makes me relax a little. We often use sensory play as a lovely way to chill out after school, or to transition from a busy day towards bedtime. Tired children sometimes need a little direction and sensory play offers an activity idea that’s interesting but also calming and relaxing. Play dough is our favourite choice for sensory play but today we tried something different: lavender dyed rice. It’s touchy-feely and smells wonderful – perfect for chilled out kids.
Memorable Ways to Repurpose Old T-Shirts – Crafting a Green World Sewing Published on June 18th, 2010 | by Wenona Napolitano We all have them- those t-shirts we just can’t let go of. Even if they are worn out, faded or no longer fit, we can’t seem to let go because of the fond memories they hold. It could be a concert t-shirt from your favorite band, or a college shirt that remind you of the good ol’ days, or maybe it’s one of your child’s tiny tees that they’ve grown out of. They are filled with memories so you can’t let go, but they are taking up space in a drawer or box collecting dust. Play Recipes ~ Growing A Jeweled Rose If you are looking for fun art and play recipes you are in the right place! Here you will find over 100 recipes for play. Most of these use common household ingredients and are very easy to make! From slimes and doughs to goops and goos, this list has playtime covered! Play Recipes The ULTIMATE Guide
Zip-up Earbuds » LauPre I love to have my music with me everywhere I go, but I hate the tangled mess my wires become when I toss them in my bag or pocket. Last night I whipped up a fun and functional solution by adding a zipper to my earbuds. This project took me around an hour to do (perfect for catching up on some t.v. from hulu.com). iLoveToCreate Blog: DIY Dip Dye Macramé Necklace Get knotty and create one of the hottest accessory trends for summer a DIY Dip Dyed Macramé Necklace. Fashion always gets a little more relaxed and bohemian in the summer, so what better way than with a little macramé and dye to embrace this awesome trend. The Tulip One Step Dyes make this so easy to get just the right color without all the fuss. Let’s get started! 100% Cotton Macrame cord
Newlyweds and Nesting: Elizabeth Anne Designs Living: A Food, Lifestyle, and Craft Blog Kate and Sam’s Alabama wedding is a perfect combination of classic features and personalized elements. Held at Auburn’s Moore’s Mill Club, the couple worked with Invision Events to created a casual atmosphere for their guests with winter florals, muted tones, and elegant details. Kate is an utterly gorgeous bride—her Tara Keely gown and classic veil are picture-perfect alongside the soft cream and cornflower blue Jenny Yoo Annabelle dresses selected for her maids. From the programs (designed by Kate) to the music (the couple selected Ho Hey by The Lumineers for their recessional), each moment of the day was thoughtfully infused with personality and care. The warm and cozy clubhouse was kept simple and elegant in ivory and gold, with winter florals by Opelika Floral. We adore each beautiful image from Tiffany Hughes Photography!
DIY Easy Norwegian House Slippers (the crochet version by Mommyknows) Last week after Craftzine so kindly put my Candy Sushi post up on their site, I found this nifty tutorial for Norwegian house slippers over there as well. I loved them, and the crafty side of me, that I try so very hard to suppress, just came bubbling to the surface. I was going to make these slippers! There were a few problems though … I didn’t have the right weight of yarn –> Ah, to heck with that, I’ll just make do with what I do have, as long as it’s wool and will felt … who cares right? Free Crochet and Knit Patterns Slippers: NEW!Apache Tears Slippers (Crochet) - I love the Apache Tears Afghan, so decided to work this design into a slippers pattern.