Recycled Fashion It isn't too often that a Mother of a young child gets the opportunity to indulge in a little weekend shopping with her best friends followed by an exquisite high tea, both of which were on my agenda this past weekend. On Saturday, a group of us I hit the Op Shops for a morning of recycled shopping and coffee stops. We had so much fun together, picked up a bargain or two and found a few oddities along the way. The award for the weirdest find of the day; a bouncy ball chair on wheels. :: Weird things at the op shop :: My prized find of the morning, a beautiful tweed vintage coat that I found in Salvos for $12, with turquoise buttons and satin lining: :: Vintage tweed coat :: Good timing on the tweed, as the following indulgent day involved an invite to experience Bursaria High Tea at the historic Abbotsford Convent, along with bloggers Leeyong of Style Wilderness, Sarah of Style Melbourne and Sarah of Sarah's Style Emporium. :: Vintage tweed not quite covering the bump :: :: Zipper brooch ::
Grietjekarwietje.blogspot.com: Haakpatroon Poes met kitten / Amigurumi pattern Cat with Kitten Amigurumi patroon Poes met kitten (Sleutelhangerformaat) Gehaakt met haaknaald nr.3 wol-acrylgaren oogjes 3mm kralen, neusje roze borduurzijde. Poes Kop Haak 6 vasten in de ring Haak 2 vasten in elke opening (12) Verander van kleur Haak 2 vasten in elke 2de (18) Haak alle (18) Haak alle (18) Haak alle (18) Haak de 2de en 3de samen (12) Vullen. Lijf Haak 6 vasten in de ring Haak 2 vasten in elke opening (12) Haak 2 vasten in elke 2de opening (18) Haak alle (18) Haak alle (18) Haak alle (18) Haak alle (18) Haak alle (18) Haak de 2de en 3de samen (12) Vullen.Haak de 1ste en 2de samen. Oren haak 2X Haak 3 losse, haak in de 2de losse een vaste, kaa in de eerste losse een half stokje. Pootjes haak 4X Gebruik dubbel draad. KittenKopjeBegin met wit, maak een verstelbare ring.Haak 6 vasten in de ring. Amigurumi crochet pattern: Cat with Kitten Crochet Hook No. 3 The yarn is a blend of wool / synthetic yarn. Cat Head Light color: Start with a magic ring. KittenHead ***This pattern is created by me.
Recycled Fashion: Refashioned Sweater Skirt and Legwarmers Following on from last week's sweater skirt inspiration, I found a great second hand knit in Salvos for $6 which turned out to be perfect for this refashion project. I did touch on a moment of guilt, cutting into an otherwise completely wearable garment. Having said that, when I located a store label inside the jumper marked as 'poly-knit', I didn't feel as bad as I would have done cutting into a home knitted jumper. The former arms of this jumper, are now leg warmers, perfect for dance class during winter.. This is an incredibly easy project to do, cut off sleeves, and neckline. Sew sides shut (I serged with my overlocker, but you don't have to), add casing and elastic to the top of the skirt and leg warmers, and you're done. 4th Feb 2013: Shared with Brassy Apple's IspyRefashion - Skirts
pattern of crocheted Cat with diagram (Amineko) HOME / back To those who are not familiar with Japanese. I drew diagrams next to the worded instructions to make it clearer for everyone to understand. I hope you enjoy it! Stuffing A few plastic pellets in the hands and the feet. Assembling Sew the ears and the mouth part onto the head. You can see a lot of more detailed images. Warranty and Copyright; All patterns on this web page were all designed by me, Nekoyama, and are copyrighted. Feel free to download these patterns to make dolls for yourself, your family or friends as a present. The patterns on this web page and dolls which you make using the patterns should NOT be sold or made into kits.PLEASE DO NOT USE MY AMINEKO PATTERN FOR COMMERCIAL USE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. DO NOT use these patterns or images to put on your own web page or blog. I add a postscript. - - - * * - - - <a href="
Recycled Fashion: Upcycled Striped Sweater Skirt and Legwarmers Seasonal change is soon to come, but right now, you'd never know it. Today it is so cold here in Melbourne, and from what I gather, my Northern Hemisphere friends are still sunning their faces in the warmth of the summer sun. In an effort to keep warm, this is my second sweater skirt sewing refashion. I found the stripey jumper in the sale at a local church affiliated Op Shop for $2.50 (it always makes me smile to find a sale at an Op Shop, considering the original prices are so low anyway). As with my first sweater skirt refashion sewing project, which also happened to be a turtle neck, I've snipped off each arm and body. :: $2.50 Thrifted Jumper :: :: Remove Sleeves and Turtle Neck for Skirt :: :: Sleeve Legwarmers :: :: Also Wearing my Late Grandmother's Beads and Op Shopped Top :: I have over-locked (serged) all raw edges, and added a casing band to include elastic to the top of my skirt and leg warmers. :: Anthropologie Sweater Skirt ::
Knit an Elephant - Skanda Vale Hospice Do you love knitting? Fancy a new project? Try your hand at knitting one of these cute little wooly elephants, and help raise funds for our new hospice. Skanda Vale Hospice is run by the monks and nuns of Skanda Vale Monastery – a sanctuary for hundreds of birds and animals. Standing head and shoulders above this menagerie of beasties is our beloved temple elephant Valli. Elephants are close to many people’s hearts. Valli inspired Cath (our Clinical Nurse Manager) to take up her knitting needles once again, and create a whole herd of baby wooly elephants. Using the pattern below (or any other pattern if you prefer) choose your colour yarn and get knitting. Sister Gemma Skanda Vale Hospice Saron Llandysul SA44 5DY Please contact Sister Gemma: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Good to know 100% of the money raised from your labour of love goes to help equip our brand new 6 bedroom inpatient unit. Body and legs *Cast on 16 sts for front leg. Underbody Make 2. Head Ears
Recycled Fashion: Refashioning Vintage Scarves into Wearable Fashion Garments - Lori Marsha LoriMarsha, from Redlands, CA, a self-taught, independent designer, creating handmade one-of-a-kind fashion, made from second-hand materials. Lori works without patterns or sketches, relying on the dress form as her guide. Her signature pieces are quite unique, she sews beautiful tops and dresses, using vintage scarves. All images seen here, are from Lori Marsha's resort collection. Lori has taken some time to answer questions for Recycled Fashion readers: Q. I love working with scarves because 1) they allow me to recycle 2) I love the drape of silk 3) They're the perfect size to allow mixing pattern and color. Q. My mother had a tailoring business so I was in a sewing environment when I was growing up. Q. LoriMarsha is my full time job. Q. Primarily flea markets, textile shows and online venues like etsy or eBay. Q. I am finding that Etsy is not a great venue for me. Q. This particular piece incorporates a deconstructed Jean Paul Gaultier jacket. Q.
Free Knitting Pattern - Twirly Decoration This very easy knit looks beautiful as it moves. Altering the colours and beads will make your decoration unique. A printable version of this pattern is available. You will need: yarn leftovers (double knit) knitting needles (6mm, 4mm and 2.75mm) black sewing thread large bead or beading wire tapestry needle scissors Pattern: Cast on 100 stitches using 6mm knitting needles. Making Up: Sew in the loose ends. Add a loop of black cotton to one end of the cast off stitches. The cast off stitches need to be pulled taught to form the backbone of the decoration. There is a pattern for knitted beads available. Hang the decoration so that it can move freely and arrange the fabric so that it hangs in a spiral. Notes: Needle/Yarn Size As with most ODDknit patterns the yarn and needle sizes in the "you will need" section are just a guide.
Comment rendre un petit haut sans manche très très chic? Par ici… DIY – Fashion : Une manière simple de rendre un bête t-shirt sans manche fort élégant…. consiste à découper à l’aide d’une paire de ciseau deux motifs asymétriques dans un rideau… …Puis de les coudre sur les bretelles du petit haut sans manche. Pour obtenir ce rendu : Via Knitted chinchilla repost Reposting this on my craft blog, as Livejournal doesn't seem to be playing nice these days. I wrote this pattern in 2006, and I suspect I have got better at pattern writing since then. Any errors are therefore because of History. Materials: Fun fur/eyelash yarn of your choice (uses about 2/3 of a 50g ball)Base colour DK or aran yarn (same as above)Pink DK yarn for ears (not much) 2 soft toy eyes, or buttonsStuffingA jumbo pipecleaner Set of 4 6mm DPNs4mm straight needles Body Knitting with the fun fur and base colour together (this makes the fluffy stuff _a lot_ easier to knit) CO 3sts (I used long tail cast on, but if you use another method just add another knit row after the cast on row). Stuff body firmly. Ears Make 2 in pink yarn. CO 12sts on 4mm straight needles. Tail Use same yarn as body. CO 7sts on DPNs. Assembly Tail - Fold your pipecleaner in half and stuff it into the tail, poking the pointy ends into the body to anchor it (ow!). Ears - Now the ears are very important. And you're done!
Needle Felted Owls The Wool: All wool fibres have scales on the fibres, it's this rough texture that will allow us to felt, or lock, the fibres together to create something beautiful. The best wool fibre for Needle Felting is one that is coarse, with a shorter fibre length, like Perendale or Corridale. The wool is used in it's unspun form, called roving or sliver. Start Your Owl: Pull off a piece of the owls body colour and roll it into a nicely shaped ball, slightly larger then you want your finished owl to be. Tawashi (tutoriel inclus) Mais qu'est-ce que c'est ? C'est une éponge qui vient du japon (sans blague, avec un nom pareil !), que l'on peut crocheter ou tricoter soi-même, et qui est paraît-il plus écolo qu'une éponge classique. Elles tiennent mieux, donc durent plus longtemps, et sont plus hygiéniques car on peut les passer à la machine régulièrement. J'ai découvert ça il y a peu, et ça m'intriguait. Mais comme je trouve ça parfois pénible de suivre un modèle en vidéo (oui, suis difficile, et alors ?) R1. Oh, il faut savoir que tout le reste se fait en back loop, donc dans le fil arrière de chaque maille ; ça forme un motif rayé qui est bien pratique pour le tawashi, ça permet un rendu grattant plutôt efficace. R2. R3. R4-R21. Normalement, à la fin on obtient un parallélogramme. On coud la diagonale pour former un petit carré ouvert en haut et en bas. Ah, ce n'était pas ça le but ? Bon, bon, après, on passe un fil autour de l'ouverture du haut, et un autre dans l'ouverture du bas, pour froncer. La taille ?
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