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Crafts for Kids 21 DIY Baby Toys from Organic and Recycled Materials Published on April 19th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe What is it about babies that makes us want to shower them with gifts? I can't resist cute baby things, but my inner green crafter tsks at those consumerist impulses. When I can I try to make things for my little guy instead of buying, and I bet that I'm not the only crafter that does that!

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Spring lacy hat for little girls - Free Pattern with Tutorial and Chart The pattern is written for toddler size, but you can adapt for a smaller/ bigger size, making less/more rounds with increases for the crown of the hat. Each round you'll increase 12 stitches. Other sizes can be obtained also using other yarn weight and hook size. Materials: - 1 skein of Caron Simply Soft, colors of your choice (2, 3 or how many colors you want) - 4.5 mm crochet hook Special stitch:tw sc: twisted sc See the stitch instructions in my Twisted Single Crochet Tutorial . Notes: (Update 22.02.2014 - I modified the crown of the hat for better results)

DIY and Handmade Ideas - 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. Book Review: "CRAFTIVITY: 40 Projects for the DIY Lifestyle" by Tsia Carson Tsia Carson’s Craftivity: 40 Projects for the DIY Lifestyle is brimming with clever ideas for transforming the worn-out (old t-shirts become panties), the almost-ruined (a moth-eaten sweater is salvaged via red embroidery thread and an abstract design sensibility), and the nearly-trash (a reusable tote crocheted from plastic grocery bags). Its attitude is infectious, too — after only a few pages, you should be itching to visit a local thrift store, the back of your closet, or the dumpster behind your apartment for interesting (and free) supplies. Craftivity highlights projects that draw inspiration from everyday refuse, with many innovative how-tos for all skill levels. As a bonus, the easy stuff isn’t boring or obvious. (Because one is going to fall in love with crafting while knitting one more plain, solid-colored scarf.) Carson’s take on an "easy" scarf is simpler, quicker, and more beautiful than a standard beginning pattern.

Blog Amy Hicks’s Oakley the Bear Amy Hicks, winner of our 2012 photo contest, just released her first pattern! Meet Oakley the Bear. Do-It-Yourself Decorating Projects and Ideas - Do-it-yourself decorating allows you to customize your home, apartment, condo, or room with DIY accents that transform your space on a budget without completing a full-scale remodel. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, we guide you with instructions, tutorials, and step-by-step photos for indoor and outdoor projects and room makeovers. We have tips, techniques, and tools to get you started on paint projects, the easiest way to freshen up a space or decor item. But it doesn't stop there! We'll demonstrate how to make over furniture with paint, reupholster cushions with fabric, update garage sale items with wallet-friendly crafts tutorials using fabric and paper, and create DIY wall art for any space using a variety of materials and techniques.

Medical Equipment and Supplies A-Z Recycling Guide -- Medical Equipment and Supplies For information about disposing of pharmaceuticals, both prescription and over-the-counter medications, please go to the "Medications" section. Contact your local hospital or pharmacy to find out about take-back programs for medications. Improper disposal of medical sharps poses a threat to recycling and trash workers as well as to our environment. Sharps are NOT recyclable and should never be placed in a recycling bin. Please see our section on "Sharps" for information on proper disposal. Attic24 Every time I look at this yarn rainbow the very sight of it makes me soooooooo happy!!! Isn't happy colour a wonderful, wonderful thing? I think so, I really do, I feel like I can gaze at these colours and absorb all the vibrant, happy brightness into my soul and feel the warmth radiating.

Art of Upcycling: 20 DIY Wood Pallet Reuse Project Ideas Not quite a fan of the unsustainable design clones that fight for elbow room in today’s furniture and big box stores? Anyone with a crafty bone in their body knows full well that entirely original household staples and all around practical lifestyle accessories with major wow factor can be cobbled together with minimal budgetary impact, all thanks to humble yet highly customizable wooden shipping pallets. Even if you’ve never before dabbled in the fine art of design via DIY, a little elbow grease and repurposing inspiration is really all you need to get your eco-design train in motion. Allllll aboard! No-Sweat Shoe Rack Ensures Fanciful Footwork!

Green Craft ideas One can knit to unwind or focus, to reflect or scheme. One can knit to to create, produce, use ones hands… one can knit to give or to keep. Knitting lets us create an object that carries with it the added value of uniqueness and time.

DIY Friday: Three Awesome Re-use Projects One of my favorite things about the DIY world is watching the awesome and interesting ways that people reuse things they already have. Below are three awesome projects that were popular on our DIYs and How-to’s Pinterest board this week. Wall Art Made from Paint Chips Head over to Two Girls Being Crafty for this tutorial. CHaRM Facility NEW CHaRM HOURS: Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm Saturday: 9am - 5pm Sunday: 11am - 4pm We are located on the south side of Arapahoe Rd. just east of 63rd street. At the intersection of Arapahoe and 63rd, the right lane turns into a bus lane only. You must merge left before crossing 63rd st. or you may get a ticket! After crossing 63rd, you will soon approach the CHaRM on the right-hand side.