A Giant Wool Blanket Does the cold weather give you a hard time? There’s an impressive solution you could implement that is cute and useful at the same time! Try and make this impressive blanket out of wool. It looks like a lot of work and it really is so, but if you muster enough of patience and visualize the comfy result, it will seem like a piece of cake. It might get funny at some point because you won’t find knitting needles big enough for this project and will end up using PVC pipes instead.
Luscious One Skein Cowl Recently, I was lucky enough to get my hands on a skein of Lion Brand’s new yarn Unique, in the Grapevine colorway. And it was so yummy I couldn’t wait to turn it into a new pattern! The Luscious One Skein Cowl can be made in just one evening, and I think it’s going to be a staple in my wardrobe – as soon as we get some Fall weather to go with it! Milk and casting resin jewelery tutorial Updated at the bottom-after 4+ years! I was curious about this and I had some left over milk that my kid will not drink. I think it got all lipasey in the freezer and it’s past it’s best by date anyhow. Besides, she’s suspicious of anything not water in cups. So I had loads of milk to play with (I’d tried to donate it a while back but we got crossed signals and I didn’t try again). I live in New Zealand so the artist that does commissions in the US is not an option for me.
How to do the Russian Join to make a Magic Ball in Yarn Have you heard of a Magic Ball? It’s a ball of yarn that changes colors and textures as you work. It’s something offered by a number of artisan yarn makers… but it’s also something you can make yourself with your leftover yarn! Besides ending up with an awesomely fun end-product… you’ll finally get to use up all of those weird leftover pieces of yarn that are too small (you thought!) Rustic Resin Pendants – Made By Barb My apologies; I have been really busy with an exciting new media; Resin! It’s so exciting to be able to show you how you can cast and form your own absolutely unique resin jewelry. Natural ‘live edge’ elements are very ‘hot’ and this has so many possibilities… but don’t blame me if you also become a ‘resin addict’! Check out how to make your own super-unique jewelry: My starting point was again nature. I took some inspiration from Britta Boeckmann‘s jewelry but wanted to be even more rustic.
soda fountain scarf I pretty much adore anything mid-century mod, and this style is happily somewhere in the late 50s and early 60s. It’s got that “quilted” look so characteristic of that era. (You know what I’m talking about – you see “quilted” bowls and console cabinets at West Elm all the time. Well, I do. Probably because I’m browsing West Elm during every coffee break…) It’s almost ridiculously easy to knit this scarf, but with one very (very) important note: you must knit loosely. Intro to Basic Resin Casting finished resin pieces and some components One of the major challenges I faced when I was just getting started in crafting props and accessories was making the massive leap from cutting and gluing things (simple skills we began learning in kindergarten) to working with new materials like resin, plastic and various rubber compounds (which had more in common with an undergraduate chemistry class). Granted, back when I started cosplaying, YouTube hadn’t yet been invented, and online tutorials were few and far between… (We also had to walk uphill both ways to buy thread. In the snow. Barefoot.
How to wear a circle scarf My friend Nora models three ways to wear the circle scarf casually: Basic circle scarf style Put the whole thing over your head once, like a giant necklace. It will be long, hanging almost to your knees. Cross the two hanging sides and loop it back over your head. How to Use a Dremel to Buff & Polish Stones A Dremel is a type of rotary tool that has many applications around the home and in the workshop. It will accept a wide number of bits and attachments for cutting, sanding, routing, buffing and polishing. You can buff and polish stones by hand-using a Dremel tool. In order to buff stones you will need to sand them with several different sandpaper grits as well as buff and polish them with a polishing wheel.
Easy Drop Stitch Scarf Pattern This scarf uses a horizontal drop stitch or seafoam pattern. It is fun and easy to make, and looks beautiful in a variegated yarn. It is well suited to yarns that are a little slippery or silky. You can download this pattern as a PDF by clicking here. Other Languages: This pattern has been graciously translated (with my permission) into the following languages: How To Drill Small Beach Stones - Authentic Arts Want to learn how to drill holes in beach stones? Well, I’ve got good news for you: drilling small river stones is easy and I’m happy to tell you how it’s done! Slate Petals river stone statement necklace by Jenny Hoople I had been making this Natural Stone Jewelry for several months with pre-drilled stones that I purchased from fellow Etsy artisans. It took a little bit of internet research and guessing to figure out the best way to go about drilling my own, indigenous Wisconsin stones. Some sites said one thing, some said another.