aprenderacoser.com - aprenderacoser Resources and Information. This website is for sale! Crafts | DIY and Handmade Ideas - CraftGossip.com Apr Donni of The Magic Onions is mom to a daughter and son and blogs out of Southern California. Her son had made a yellow yarn chick and then her daughter wanted to make something. Project: House Card by Heather Holbrook Using die cuts, paints, embossing and stamps the Joyful Daisy blog will show you how to make this cute house card. -Heather… I have a friend who just the other day was lamenting the fact that chevron is still a trend. If you like chevrons and need to knit something cute for a fashionable baby … To continue the theme of flowers this week, I thought it would be fun to share some more knitting patterns so you can knit your own, whether you make a bouquet of knit flowers to display or a single flower to put on a headband or your coffee cozy. The Pinwheel Flowers by Frankie Brown might not look quite like … Just a quick note to say Impress Cards and Crafts is having a sale, use code: SALE! Dust off that sewing machine that’s been collecting dust this winter. Easy as Pie!
Handspun Yarn Shop and Fiber Art Blog by Neauveau: How to Unravel a Sweater to Recycle Yarn This is the sweater we will be unraveling. Turn your sweater inside-out, grab a pair of sharp scissors and let's get started! There are good seams and bad seams. This is an example of a good seam. Newbie unravelers will want to cut the thread one bit at a time, which is fine. I've cut the seam from the bottom of the sweater to the end of the sleeve. At the top of the sleeve are little loops! FLASH FORWARD: See the pile of yarn ramen in this photo? When you unravel a sweater that is made of many colors, you will usually find a knot where the two colors meet. Here is the collar and shoulder seams of the sweater, still waiting to be unraveled. This is what a bad seam looks like. On a whim I pull the little thread. But what do we do about the bad seam on each shoulder? Here is the skein-measuring thing (I call it a "ghetto-knoddy" - a ghetto version of a niddy noddy you can buy online. Tips for specific yarns - Always unravel wool sweaters before washing them
Thoughts and Images Along the Way: DIY Paper Heart Garland Paper Heart Garlands are easy to prepare and a nice crafting idea for home decoration. It took me about 60 minutes to make these 9 paper heart garlands, using materials I already had at home. I adjusted the lenght of the garlands by varying the number of paper hearts from 3 to 5 hearts / garland. You will need: - a heart paper punch - some paper with print - I used an old school textbook, that is made of strong and slippery paper - one small bead for each garland - white sewing thread - a needle - scissors I proceeded as follows: I started with punching the hearts. I fastened the bead to the thread by binding a knot.Then I connected the hearts, one by one, using three double stiches on each heart. - And that's about it - pretty easy, aint it! ... with hearty greetings, Nina Sharing with
Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions Cookie Cutter Paper flower tutorial I thought some of you would enjoy a quick tutorial on how to make those little paper flowers I used as part of my table setting a couple weeks ago. The credit for these go to Martha Stewart (I saw this idea nearly 10 years ago in her magazine, but haven't been able to find it on her website). So here I go.. Step 1: Draw a spiral on a 4x4" square sheet of paper Step 2: Cut out spiral along lines you have drawn Step 3: Begin rolling up the spiral from the outside Step 4: Keep on rolling until there's no more left to roll Step 5: You're done! I used a slightly heavier weight paper for this one, but you can use normal paper as well. Note: You may use a bit of glue or double-stick tape to keep the flower from unrolling and loosening up with time.
DIY Valentine Luminaries (Video Edition) Hi bloggy friends! Today I’m excited to be sharing what I hope will be the first of many simple video tutorials and DIY projects here on Creature Comforts. I first have to give a shout-out to my oh-so sweet friend Erin (of Design for Mankind) who very generously gifted me my new Flip Camera! Isn’t she lovely! Second, I have to apologize for the shakiness, sound, and a few blurry patches in this video. This is my first time ever using a real video camera, so I’m still learning. For those of you who would like written instructions…here you go: Supplies needed: Glass jars and/or teacupsPlastic gems (found in the floral/candle area of my local craft store)Battery operated candles (also found at my local craft store)Paper doilies (from the baking isle of the craft store)Baker’s twine (you can find a similar giant spool at We Sell Coffee for only $8.95)Hand cut paper hearts – you can use vintage books, old maps, love letters, cardstock, or whatever else you’d like. For simple luminaries:
Cosercantar [ simplesong ] Manzanita Advent Tree A few weeks ago, I posted a blurb about Advent calendars. They were on my mind this year because it is one tradition I’ve been saving until I had children of my own that were old enough to get it. Sort of like how I’ve never read the Harry Potter series because I’m saving them for when my children are older. You know, so we can experience those novels together. Now that my munchkins are three and five, and know the full meaning of the words “treat” and “candy”, it seemed the right time to create an Advent calendar. I have a thing for branches, especially manzanita branches. Here is my own sweetie manza-neaty Advent calendar tree. Here’s the lowdown on how I pulled this one together. First, I acquired three sandblasted 24” tall manzanita branches from these friendly fellows, and I stabilized them in floral foam, placed them in a festive red pot, and covered them with moss. It was too expensive to purchase individual gift boxes – they add up quickly. Miniature ornaments Cheap wind up toys: