Saturday, November 30, 2013
With lots of photos. What a great idea!
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Get Spicy: Here is a step-by-step of the fragrant decorations we made for our tree in 2011.
Quick and Easy Garland and Easy Crochet Garland: Two versions of a spiral crochet garland with contrasting edging.
Temari: This is a link to a series of posts, which you will find in reverse order. These step-by-step posts were done in 2011 using 3 inch cores, but they can be made in a variety of sizes - our Christmas tree has them in 1 1/2 inch and 2 inch cores. They make great gifts as well as decorations.
Christmas Sachets: These step-by-step decorations go back to 2008 (posts are in reverse order). We don't have many left, but their scent still lingers.
Apple Cinnamon Cookie-cutter decorations: These were our 2009 decorations. You'll find the step-by-step to make them in Part One, then finish them in Part Two.
Eight Point Star ornaments: these yarn wrapped ornaments are fast, easy and addictive!
Plastic Canvas ornaments: A step-by-step for two different plastic canvas shapes.
Crochet Covered Christmas ornaments: A free pattern.
Christmas Light Luminaries: Step-by-step instructions to modify a string of Christmas lights, these can be used all year, by just wrapping them with seasonal garlands.
Hand Crafted Gift Ideas:
3 Hour Crochet Cowl: A free pattern for a simple cowl, with ideas for modifications.
Simple Lap Blanket: Another free crochet pattern.
Salt Jar Luminaries: A step-by-step for candle luminaries.
A Pot of Roses: These everlasting flowers will be sure to bring cheer to a loved one!
Gift Idea Product, Move and Book Reviews:
Over at Squidoo, writers have been given quest challenges to do reviews on various themes. Here are some of mine that might inspire some gift-giving ideas.
Endhiran (Robot) Movie Review
Atlantis: The Lost Empire and Disney's Missing Princess
Star Wars Original Trilogy - Unaltered
For the Well Rounded Crocheter - Plus Size Crochet
The Philosopher's Kitchen, for the Historical Foodie
Wabash Familiy Farms Popcorn Maker
Recipes to Enjoy:
Making Chevre de Provence (you'll need to start these a week before you need them)
Christmas Goose step-by-step, Part One, Part Two, Part Three
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Meanwhile, here is a new free pattern with step-by-step photos for you to enjoy.
It's a simple moebius cowl that can be made up in a single evening, making it a great, quick gift. You can print out the instructions at this link, too. It's just a two row repeat of basic stitches, so it's a great pattern to let your yarn selection steal the show. I've made this using 2 skeins of Lion Brand Tweed, but feel free to experiment!
Monday, October 7, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Also in the mail today, my daughter got the Koi watercolours Pocket Field Sketch Box. Gorgeous! She picked up little papers that fit in the lid, too. Fantastic design.
She got all this stuff from Jet Pens. Definitely recommend them. jetpens.com
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