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How to Make a Knotted Belt

How to Make a Knotted Belt

How to tie a 5 Strand Turk's Head Knot How to tie a 5 Strand Turk's Head Knot Below is a picture of the finished knot. It's about 1" in diameter and has a marble inside. Start with about 8 feet of 1/8" nylon line. Loop around fingers. Position of line is important. (I usually use only two fingers but am using three here for clarity.) First loop viewed from back of hand. This pass goes over the starting line. Line now goes parallel to first pass. Coming up from the bottom, go over line as shown. Line goes under and then over this pass. Leave it a little loose as you'll need room later on. The working end comes from the far left now and then goes under and then over, passing to far right at the top. Making sure line is looped to the far right still, pass it over, under and over again as shown, and end at the far left side. Do not attempt to take up any slack yet. Starting from the far left, pass line over, under and over as shown, again ending up on far right of existing loops. Pass line under and over as shown. consuming and tedious task. Home

make your own 6-pocket mini pocketbook and stay organized — insatiable need I’m sure that many of you, like me, are on an eternal quest for organization. I know I’m not alone in finding the Container Store’s promise of a perfect, organized life utterly seductive. But here’s the thing…I don’t really like purging, I love my stuff. Therefore I also love pretty things in which to stash my stuff, so I get to enjoy my fantasy of being organized and contained. This tutorial is about helping you stay organized, in a quick, easy, and super-cute way. the pattern …is only four rectangles. the body is 7.25″ tall.the large pocket is 5.5″ tallthe medium pocket is 4.25″ tallthe small pocket is 3″ tall materials needed I chose a vintage cotton canvas for the body in a bright retro floral, and quilting weight cotton in a matching color for the interior. You’ll also need a button and a bit of elastic for the closure, and a bit of ribbon for the pen. I used two layers of mid-weight interfacing on the body to give it some heft. start with the pockets 1. 2. the closure 3. 4. 6. 7.

Cat-crazy crib : Tails Of The City Recently, in my late-night perusals of the “Interwebs,” I stumbled upon the cat’s meow of all homes: The Cats’ House, designed by Japanese architecture firm Fauna + Design, was built for the enthusiastic owners of 16 cats. It is truly a feline family’s fantasy, showcasing every climbing, playing and perching structure imaginable, beautifully and artistically integrated into a super modern interior. The layout is open and airy and each room is awash in natural light. Notice the amazing attention to detail, including rounded corners on the climbing shelves: Circular cutouts and stairs double as play areas for cats and a means for people to access upper perching areas for easy cleaning: Endless shelves and catwalks give way to secret tunnels and passageways: And check out this floor-to-ceiling sisal-wrapped scratching post: View additional photos and videos at

Dinner Rolls for a Crowd These are super easy to bake up and so much better than store-bought. One recipe makes 3 dozen, so there are plenty. However, these are not giant sandwich rolls, but are the perfect size for dinner or a salad course. If you are having 12 people or less this will feed everyone, they are little bites of heaven. There are so many dinner roll recipes out there, however, these can easily sop up the leftover gravy or salad dressing on a plate without interfering with flavor. They are soft and airy, just overall yummy. Using a standing mixer, combine 1 cup flour, the sugar, yeast and salt. Mix in the warm water in a slow, steady stream for about 1 minute. Using the mixer fitted with a dough hook, mix in 2 cups flour, 1/4 cup at a time, on low speed, scraping down the bowl once, until the dough forms a ball, about 2 minutes. On a lightly floured surface, divide the dough into thirds, then cut each third into 12 equal pieces and roll into balls. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. You can’t eat just one.

Dolce and Gabbana FLower Sunglasses How to Make Friendship Bracelets - in 7 Easy Steps Anyone can learn how to make friendship bracelets with beautiful intricate patterns. Let me show you how, with easy step by step instructions. Which design would you like to make? Even if you’re a complete beginner, you can make a pretty bracelet like one of these: It’ll probably take you an hour or so to make your first bracelet. There are some great books on making friendship bracelets, like the enormously popular Klutz Friendship Bracelet Book , but to make the bracelets on this page you won’t need to buy any books or special equipment. On this page, I’ll show you how to make friendship bracelets in 8 different designs. Friendship Bracelet Designs Here are all 8 friendship bracelet patterns: Hearts - great for Valentine’s Day Flowers Diamonds Rainbows Stripes - great for sports team colors Stripes and Dots Chevrons Checkered The trick is something called a braiding disc, or braiding loom. Ready to learn how to make friendship bracelets? How to Make Friendship Bracelets: Materials Step A:

celebrate the boy tutorial: basic boys wallet I first want to say thank you to Dana and Rae for hosting such an awesome event. If you haven't been indulging in all the fun already, go check out both of their blogs for lots of great inspiration. There has already been so many great ideas! Today I'm sharing a basic boys wallet tutorial because... every boy needs a place to keep his stuff! So I know, you're probably thinking, 'What? It's a great time of year to make these wallets. Materials: 1/4 yard fall suiting fabric (tweed, plaids, etc., usually made from wool and/or synthetic materials)1/4 yard lining fabric scrap of leather (optional)rivets, grommet (optional)scrap of medium weight fusible interfacing {1/4" seam allowance throughout unless otherwise noted}Cutting the pieces: From the exterior wallet fabric cut one piece 8.5" wide by 4" tall. Also from the lining fabric, cut one piece 8.5" wide by 10.5" tall (this is for the card holder slots) Assembling lining: To create the card holder pockets, take the 10.5" tall lining piece:

K&J Magnetics - Strong Neodymium Magnets, Rare Earth Magnets Le Morte dArthur Book One Chapter 4: Ban and Bors Arthur returned to London, and following Merlin's advise, he called his barons to council, for Merlin had told the king that the six kings would quickly try to attack him and his lands. His barons offered no advice other than that they had enough men. “I thank you for your courage,” said Arthur, “but will you all who say you love me, speak with Merlin? The barons agreed to hear Merlin, who was sent for. “I say to you,” said Merlin, “I warn you all that your enemies are strong and they are as good soldiers as live. “What shall we do?” “I shall give you my advice,” said Merlin. The king and the barons agreed to Merlin's plan. “Therefore,” said the spokesman of the eight knights, “you shall die or be our prisoners, for we are knights of King Claudas.” When the two messenger knights arrived at Benwick they were pleased to find both Kings Ban and Bors there. “Ha!” “When do you suppose we can expect the two kings?” “Sir,” they said, “before All Hallowmass.” “Who is he?”

Tsumami Kanzashi Flower Hair Clip I have recently discovered these beautiful folded flowers, and I absolutely cannot stop making them. Tsumami Kanzashi are traditional Japanese folded flowers, made from small squares of silk, that are typically worn by women as hair ornaments in traditional hairstyles. They seem really complicated and intricate, and they can certainly be that if you really want; but it completely doesn't need to be! I love to make them out of cotton prints that are fun and bright, in addition to scraps of silk and other light fabrics. These can be used in countless applications. There are a few tutorials out there on the internet, but to find a good variety in petal shapes can certainly be difficult, you just have to keep looking, and just grab a square of fabric and just test stuff out.

Tutorial: Viking Wire Weaving I hang around bad influences. My friends get me to try all sorts of stuff that I wouldn't even think of on my own. But you know, it is kind of fun! In the most recent case, a dear friend of mine has been teaching Viking wire weaving anyone who will sit still long enough to look at what she is doing. To learn the technique, I made a practice bracelet out of some scrap copper wire I had lying around. Here's what I did: Materials:craft wire in two sizesa wooden dowel (or fingers, or allen wrench)a draw plate (make one by drilling different sized holes in a board)wire cutterspliersawlhammer For this necklace, I made a 5 loop chain. Twist the ends of the loops together. Spread the loops out evenly, and kind of squish them into long ovals. Now, bend the petals around your mandrel. Cut a working length of wire, somewhere between 18" and 3'. Bring the other end in one loop and out the next door loop. Pull the wire through, and tighten up the resulting loop. And here you go!

Felt brooch Since I still haven't done any new crafting due to spending my time on the home clean up and organization project, today I'm sharing another project I made as a Christmas gift. Remember my fall felt brooch? I wore it when we visited my mother-in-law for Thanksgiving and she had a fit about it. Again, I used my good ol' Sizzix and flower dies. Thanks for stopping by. I'm linking my brooch up here: Take a Look Tuesday Get Your Craft On Tute Yourself Tuesday Getting Krafy with It Fabulous Friday Finds Flaunt It Friday

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