I cannot count my day complete ’til needle, thread and fabric meet.
I am thinking of the warmer weather and this is where I’ve drawn inspiration, for this week’s crafty goodness.
I love late Spring and early Summer with it’s bright cheeriness 🙂
Crafters seem to gain creative spirit around this time.
How about you? Do you love this time of year?
Plenty of wonderful ideas included below. Enjoy!
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Spring Flower Newborn Cocoon Crochet Pattern
Handmade Baby cocoons, this is something new to me.
Karen’s crochet pattern would also make such a wonderful newborn photo prop don’t you think?
Painted Felt Flower Planner Clips
Getting your pages of your planners organized with this functional and super cute craft project.
Mollie from Handmade Charlotte gives you step by step instructions on how to make them.
Rocket’s Cardigan Of the Galaxy
Mary Anarella’s design is part of a series of knitwear inspired by the film, Guardians of the Galaxy.
Rocket a troubled raccoon, features in the movie.
The lace and cable design in Mary’s pattern resembles ‘raccoon paw prints’.
How To Knit A Simple Cable
Understanding new knitting techniques can be a challenge sometimes.
If you are tempted to have a go at cables, Jo Creates features a tutorial on how to do a simple cable.
Tea Cosy Crochet Pattern
Having a cup of tea from a teapot is one of life’s simple pleasures.
It’s also a chance to bring out the tea cosy.
Dedri’s Lyme Regis Tea Cosy pattern is her second design and it looks gorgeous.
See her post for the pattern.
Curved Placemats Tutorial
Improv curved placemats use a technique as described by creator Jude “ No two curves are the same, and there are much fewer rules to abide by than with standard pieced curves.”
In her tutorial she steps you through how to go with the flow and create curves as you go.
DIY Watercolor Wax Paper Jewelry
A simple combination of watercolor on paper, wax and punching stamps are used to create these jewelry pieces.
Alison at Adventures in Making shares her tutorial.
Half Circle Maxi Skirt Easy Sewing Tutorial
An easy to sew half circle maxi skirt designed for fullness and drape.
Follow Autumn’s easy to understand sewing tutorial.
Perfect piece to add to your wardrobe for the warmer months.
Crochet Swimsuit Cover Pattern
Speaking of warmer weather, when summer arrives and you have a chance to swim, this crocheted swim suit is the go.
Follow Breann’s free crochet pattern.
The True Cost Of A Knitting Pattern
Beatrice from Thread and Ladle has written an interesting insight into the true cost of a designing/creating a knitting pattern.
Food for thought.
Editor’s note: Our readers have said, in their free time, they love going back over previous editions of our roundups.
– So we’ve kept the crafty goodness below from this time last year.
Learn Hand Embroidery
Craftsy Instructor; Kat McTee steps you through the basics of hand embroidery.
Create your own gorgeous sampler with the stitches you learn.
Take a look at the online course preview here.
Embroidery is a budget friendly craft, suitable for all ages.
Summer Sewing – The Easy Tee With A Peter Pan Collar
Autumn has a fantastic, easy to follow sewing tutorial for the gorgeous t-shirt above.
Perfect for Summer 🙂 The step by step instructions with clear photos are so helpful.
Granny Squared Crochet Top
ChiWei over at One Dog Woof has this cute crocheted top pattern, perfect for casual outings or dressing up for a night out with friends.
The tutorial has in depth instructions, with pics and includes videos of “how to do”.
Retro Caravan Cot Quilt
Have you ever spent a holiday in a caravan?
This Retro Caravan Cot Quilt by A Little Craft is simply adorable.
Love Retro Caravans!
Welcome Friends Pineapple Cross Stitch Pattern
Racheal at Image Gnats free cross stitch pattern speaks to me of summer.
Pineapples are a treat in the summertime heat!
This is a cute and fun design.
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
You can see a bit of a summer theme for this week’s inspiration.
This recipe by Eva Katz at My Front Burner is delicious.
It would make an excellent summer midweek meal.
Hope you enjoyed this week’s craft inspiration roundup?
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