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People say this knot is makes you seem desperate for attention. I think desperate is a strong word, but I promise this knot will get you attention if you want it. It makes it obvious that you care about how you look, and you took extra time today to make your knot this way. Wear it accordingly. I would to recommend this for formal affairs as it is so non-traditional and possibly distracting. However for weddings, parties, or even work, this knot is an ice breaker.

Eldredge Tie Knot - How to Tie a Eldredge Necktie Knot

Eldredge Tie Knot - How to Tie a Eldredge Necktie Knot
Crochet Hub » Welcome to I have combined two passions of mine.. love of crochet, and love of things past, to share with you. Please note that works used here are in the public domain and are intended for informational use. All care has been given to present the information in it’s original form. Crochet Hub » Welcome

How To Make Tissue Flowers

How To Make Tissue Flowers *Update–Many of you have had questions about how to “twist” the paper. I have made a quick video showing you how. You can find the video for how to make tissue flowers here: How to Make Tissue Flowers Video Thanks everyone for all your sweet comments about my last Valentine’s day project…the “Be Mine” Framed Art. I had some requests for a tutorial on how I made the tissue paper rosette decor balls {kissing balls}.
If you’ve been following me on Flickr for a while, you’ve probably seen this picture of Carambola Flowers before – I folded them ages ago! But since my Pro account is going to expire in a few days time (and I don’t feel like upgrading it again), a lot of my old photos won’t be displayed anymore. So I decided it would be a good idea to share the very best of them on my blog! These absolutely beautiful origami flowers were designed by Carmen Sprung and I just love them! Each flower is made from a single sheet of paper, not from a square though, but from a pentagon. I would recommend using fairly thick and strong paper (80-90 gsm) to fold them – Tant origami paper will be just the right choice!

Carambola Flowers by Carmen Sprung

Carambola Flowers by Carmen Sprung
Paper Sensei Lately, I've been attempting to come up with cute little bracelet patterns for knit and crochet. Theoretically, I'll be offering them for free through TYF for people who want to use them to use up a stray button or two since, you know, I sell buttons. So far so good, I believe. I love how this one turned out all finished, anyway, even though I haven't sewn a button to it yet because I feel like I have to make a new one that will look perfect. The irony isn't lost on me that the whole reason I started this was to use up odd buttons I already had and that by making a new button specifically for this project, I'm totally missing the point. (I don't care. Paper Sensei
Turk's Head | How to tie a Turk's Head | Decorative Knots

Turk's Head | How to tie a Turk's Head | Decorative Knots

Uses: The Turk's Head (ABOK # 1303 - 5, p 232) is widely used as a slide, or woggle, for scout's scarves. Tying it: The Turk's Head is usually tied around the hand. For the demonstration here, the braiding was performed round a piece of wood and the work was rotated as the braiding advanced. Variations: There are many variations on the simple Turk's head.
Rick Rack Rosettes

Rick Rack Rosettes

A friend gave me this flower ring and necklace, when she handed them to me I thought they were porcelain–there’s a very vintage feel to them. From a distance you really can’t tell that they’re made out of rick rack! Yes, rick rack! She shared how to make them with me, and now I’m sharing with all of you readers! The wow of the rosette comes from a few simple steps! She found this tutorial, in Portuguese I believe.
Creative DIY Tips & Project Ideas For Homemakers Frequently Asked Questions Where do you find all your tips? I've been collecting vintage homemaking magazines, books/cookbooks and craft patterns for over 20 years, I love this stuff! The internet has given me an opportunity to compile all this information into a handy resource that anyone can review.

Creative DIY Tips & Project Ideas For Homemakers

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If you’re a mom-to-be like me, or a newish mom still shopping for baby gear, I hope this post is somewhat helpful to you! My blog friend, Lesley Myrick, who just had her baby boy a few days ago (congrats, Lesley!), asked me what my baby registry essentials are and shared a link to her blog where she documented all the stuff on her wish list for feeding, sleeping, baby care and travel.
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